Rogue River

‘Waterdance’ coming to dam

December 3, 2009 // 0 Comments

    Sculptor Steve Anderson stands before a nearly completed stainless steel rainbow trout, soon to be leaping from the Rogue River.Photos and Illustration by CLIFF HILL     by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL The greater Rockford community is blessed with a multitude of accomplished artisans, many of whom participated in this year’s ArtPrize competition. Local artist Steve [...]

Individuals can inspire improvement

September 3, 2009 // 0 Comments

Community effort Andrew Kersting is still rounding up recruits and working to keep the Rogue River clean. This year the crew actually saw a smaller amount of trash in the river south of the dam in downtown Rockford. Kersting asks for help each year and is gratified to see how many people will volunteer their time and jump right in (literally) for their community. Kersting [...]

In Your Own Backyard – September 3, 2009

September 3, 2009 // 0 Comments

Sea lamprey control planned for Grand River, Crockery Creek, Rogue River U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service personnel will apply lampricides to sections of Crockery Creek in Ottawa and Muskegon counties and the Rogue River in Kent County to kill sea lamprey larvae burrowed in the stream bottom. The applications will be conducted between Aug. 31 and Sept. 11 in accordance with [...]

The beetle battle against purple loosetrife

May 14, 2009 // 0 Comments

Bob Stegmier shows how easy it is to fight a harmful invasive plant by transplanting beetles. An imported beetle that eats an invasive plant is being used to restore native wetland species such as cattails. Jim Biener and Bob Stegmier of the Dwight Lydell Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America are looking for some friends with good eyesight and steady hands to [...]

Crowds Pitch In for MC Dousing

February 19, 2009 // 0 Comments

Gene Parker takes plunge for $1,035 No good deed goes unpunished and for annual Splash announcer and radio personality Gene Parker, the saying was certainly true Saturday. Parker, who kindly donates his time and talent to many Rockford events, was cheerfully doing a great job Saturday during the 14th annual Sweetheart Splash at the Rockford dam when Rotarian Rick Ehinger [...]
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