The River Resources


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Kalamazoo River Sturgeon For Tomorrow

The mission of the Kalamazoo River Sturgeon for Tomorrow, New Richmond Chapter is to support the re-establishment and maintenance of a healthy, self-sustaining Lake Sturgeon population in the Kalamazoo River system by assisting fisheries managers, promoting public education, furthering scientific research and engaging in other activities consistent with Sturgeon rehabilitation.

Kalamazoo River Protection Association

Founded In June of 1977, the Kalamazoo River Protection Association (KRPA), has become an effective advocate for natural resources conservation and environmental awareness. The KRPA is committed to restoring the recreational and tourism potential of the Kalamazoo River, a major economic lifeline in our communities.

The KRPA is dedicated to raising public awareness of the critical ecological issues affecting the watershed and to advocate strongly for the protection and preservation of the great biological diversity of the watershed’s natural resources, including its forest, wetlands, dunes and other ecologically sensitive areas.

For more information, contact KRPA President Dayle Harrison at 616.218.4444 or by e-mail at daylelharrison@gmail.

US EPA, Great Lakes Areas of Concerns, Kalamazoo River

This site offers extensive information on the background, beneficial use impairments, delisting targets, Remedial Action Plan Development and Status, Significant Remedial Action Plan Milestones, Remedial Action Plan Implementations, Remedial Action Plan-Related Publications, Community Involvement, Partners and Stakeholders, and Contact Information.

US EPA, Allied Paper, Inc./Portage Creek/Kalamazoo River

This webpage offers extensive information from the EPA on the Kalamazoo River Project in the following areas:  Background, Press Releases, Fact Sheets, Presentations, Technical Documents, Legal Agreements, and Public Meetings.

EPA Response to Enbridge Spill in Michigan

Oil Spill News and Updates from the State of Michigan

Enbridge Energy’s Response to the Oil Spill Timeline


Water Resource Information for the Kalamazoo River Watershed Communities

Kalamazoo River Watershed Council

The Kalamazoo River Watershed Council is a group of citizens dedicated to protecting, preserving, and restoring our shared water resources.

Allegan County Conservation District

The Allegan Conservation District is dedicated to helping all land users wisely manage the natural resources of Allegan County. We strive to achieve this in an economically feasible way through working partnerships to sustain the natural resources for future generations.

Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement

The Agreement, first signed in 1972 and renewed in 1978, expresses the commitment of each country to restore and maintain the chemical, physical and biological integrity of the Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem and includes a number of objectives and guidelines to achieve these goals. It reaffirms the rights and obligation of Canada and the United States under the Boundary Waters Treaty and has become a major focus of Commission activity.

Kalamazoo River: US

Dueling narrators face off in a comedic docu-musical debate about the fate of one heavily polluted river.  Stock footage, interviews, and a fake music video also contribute to this examination of humankind’s impact on fresh water supplies. The movie is an exploration of both the relationship between a natural waterway and the city that took its name, and of the broader relationship between industry and nature.