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By Lindsay Hoffman, May 21, 2019

“Grand Rapids was rated number six of the best cities in the country to live in for people who like to fish, and one of those hidden gems great for fishing is the Grand River.

All spring and summer long many activities involve water, and Ottawa County Parks is working hard in their conservation efforts to make sure the Grand River, and many of Michigan’s inland bodies of water, stay clean for generations to come not just for humans, but the surrounding wildlife.

The health of the river overall has improved since 100 years ago, however, the Grand River still faces many dangers of taking a step backward due to city proposals. For example, dredging would be a terrible move for environmental protection; 50 acres of shallow fish habitat along 23 miles of the river would not only disturb the wildlife, but it would also destabilize the bottom of the river and lead to erosion, resulting in poor water quality.”


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Image was taken as a screenshot from a video in the original article.