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      Welcome to White River Watershed Partnership's website!  Travel around this site to learn about who we are, what we do, why we do it, and how you can get involved.  This is the place to learn about the Watershed, from its headwaters deep in Newago County to the mouth of White Lake, and on to the end of its journey into Lake Michigan.  Discover more about this remarkable, precious natural resource, and what you can do to preserve, protect and enjoy it!

Wondering why the Watershed is important?  Take a look!

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  • Spring 2017-11
  • Red Breasted Merganser
  • Brayton x 200th Ave winter 2017
  • Spring 2017-18
  • Blue Flag Iris
  • Spring 2017-9 (2)
  • Spring 2017-16
  • Spring 2017-8
  • Main Br above Taylor Bridge - 2
  • Spring 2017-10
  • Barred owl
  • White Winged Scoter
  • Spring 2017-4
  • Spring 2017-22
  • Main Br above Taylor Bridge winter 2017
  • Spring 2017-13
  • Muskrat
  • Two Mile Creek
  • Spring 2017-21
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Queen snake
  • WR Hesperia 2
  • Wild turkey
  • Pink Lady Slippers
  • copy13_WRWP web photo (2)
  • Spring Flooding Cobmoosa Creek
  • Mourning cloak
  • copy57_WR Hesperia
  • Sparrow nestlings - Copy
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                                          We Rely On Donations From People Like You
     The Partnership's work on behalf of the Watershed is made possible in large part by donations from people such as you; those who recognize the importance of protecting our local ecology and safeguarding the health of our rivers, lakes and streams for human and aquatic life for coming generations.

We depend on donations to support our spring and autumn macroinvertebrate testing, the purchase and maintenance of water quality monitoring stations and to sponsor and promote educational events about issues related to the health of our water resources.  WRWP relies entirely on volunteer efforts.

     Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to support our efforts.  Click the DONATE button to make a secure donation through PayPal or your credit / debit card.  You can also send a donation to the White River Watershed Partnership Endowment Fund, at either Fremont Area Community Foundation or Community Foundation of Muskegon County.          

 Join Us for Our Monthly Meetings

      WRWP Board of Directors meet monthly on the fourth Thursday,
        in the lower level of the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation
        Service building at 940 W. Rex St., Fremont, MI. 
        Meetings begin at 6 p.m. and will be conducted via ZOOM until further notice.
Contact Ray Schinler, at raymondschinler@zimbracloud.com

or Anne Pawli at anne.pawli@gmail.com for the ZOOM link to join the meeting.
January 27, 2022
February 24, 2022
March 24, 2022
April 28, 2022
May 26, 2022
June 23, 2022
July 28, 2022
August 25, 2022
September 22, 2022
October 27, 2022
December 2021

Quarterly Newsletters

    The Partnership publishes quarterly newsletters highlighting our activities, sharing our achievements or asking for your help for any one of our volunteer-driven events.  Click on any of the links below to see what we've been up to.

    Click the White River Light Station for real-time views of White Lake Channel and Lake Michigan. The webcam is maintained courtesy of White Lake Association.

 Don't head out to swim, fish or boat before checking the forecast! Click the waves for instant access to weather conditions at the White River Light Station.

 You can learn the water levels on the lower White, just above Whitehall, by clicking on the ruler.  This service is courtesy of US Geological Service.

           Visit our               Science Corner 
 for links to the Aquatic
 Invasive Species Watch
 List, both plants and

   You can also find
 information there about
 the White's watershed
 management plan, maps
 and other resources. 


     You can help locate, identify and target more than 300 invasive plants and animals throughout the   
  Midwest, simply by downloading an app on your smartphone.  The Midwest Invasive Species             
  Information Network (MISIN) is a regional effort to assist both experts and citizen scientists in the
  detection and identification of invasive species.

                                                           Download MISIN App here!
    MISIN offers a free app which enables the user to photograph and capture field observation data, including the GPS coordinates of the invasive.  These details, in turn, help field experts make informed decisions about treatment and removal.  Download the app to:

                           ~  identify and report 300+ invasive plant and animal species
                           ~  capture and submit species observations from the field    
                           ~  include images taken in the field with your observation 
                           ~  browse images and species information on the top Midwest invaders

Linking Land and Lakes 
(a special presentation of PBS, aired November 15, 2019)
Follow the work of Great Lakes researchers as we travel 5,000 miles and talk to more than 40 experts on the vital role coastal wetlands play in keeping the Great Lakes healthy. Learn more about this small but mighty ecosystem and the importance of preserving them for future generations in “Linking Land and Lakes: Protecting Great Lakes’ Coastal Wetlands.'