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  Protecting the White River in Michigan's Newago, Oceana and Muskegon Counties since 1995.

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      Welcome! Travel around this site to learn about who we are, what we do, why we do it, and how you can get involved. 
The White River rises from its headwaters deep in Newago County, flowing through streams and tributaries, finding its
way 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
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  • Spring Flooding Cobmoosa Creek
  • Mourning cloak
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  • Sparrow nestlings - Copy
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We Rely On Donations From People Like You

        Like all non-profits, our work on behalf of the Watershed depends on 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. Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution 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
 for the ZOOM link to join the meeting.
January 26, 2023
February 23, 2023
March 23, 2023
April 27, 2023
May 25, 2023
June 22, 2023
July 27, 2023
August 24, 2023

September 28, 2023
October 26, 2023
November 2023 - TBD
December 2023 - TBD

           How's My Waterway:

           A Tool for Exploring Your Water Quality

      How's My Waterway provides information to the public about the condition of their local waters. 
     Collecting information from eight EPA databases, including contributions from states, federal, tribal
     and local agencies, HMW provides a comprehensive overview of water quality across the United States
     at the community, state and national levels.

     HMW can help users:
     *  explore information about their drinking water and local stream conditions
     *  determine whether local waterways are suitable for swimming or consuming fish caught in those               waters, and whether they support aquatic life
     *  discover if their waterways are being monitored for contaminants and the location of any local
         monitoring stations
     *  learn about other issues affecting their waterways, including restoration and protection efforts,
         impairments to water and discharge violations into local streams and rivers

    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.