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New Year, New Challenges!

Take the 2014 CTRA Survey

Construction in the river is underway for the new wastewater discharge from the airport. While we need to continue to do everything possible to protect the Thornapple River from any adverse effects from glycol dumping we cannot ignore other important issues impacting the health of the river.
This year the CTRA Annual Meeting will be held in the Wisner Center of the Cascade Library on Thursday March 27th at 6:30 pm. The meeting is a little earlier this year and is now being held before the scheduled river drawdown on April 10-13.
Prior to the CTRA Annual Meeting all property owners will receive a newsletter mailing with updates on the latest river issues. All property owners will also be invited to complete a short online survey (click on link above) to provide feedback to the CTRA Board.
To see our full page devoted to Airport issues click here.

Mission. The purpose of this organization is to protect and perpetuate the natural resources in and around the Thornapple River, Kent County, Michigan from the Cascade Dam south to the Alaska Bridge (68th Street). This organization shall also inform and educate riverside residents of their obligations to protect the environmental integrity of the river and encourage safe and responsible operation of watercraft. This organization shall also provide a single entity for riverside residents to deal with commercial businesses and governmental agencies in order to accomplish the purposes of this organization. This organization shall also engage in other activities to improve property values and enhance the experience of riverside living.
Last updated 3/14/2014 All Images unless specified belong to the CTRA.