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Spring Drawdown starts April 6th

The Spring Drawdown will be starting a little early this year. The river levels will start dropping at 9:00 Wednesday morning and stay down through Sunday. You can help protect the river by documenting anything unusual that you encounter during the periods of low water level. Please send any pictures and a complete discription to the CTRA board’s attention at cascadethornapple@gmail.com

Work continues on creating a Special Assesment District (SAD) to provide funding for much needed projects on the Thornapple River. A petition drive to show support for weed control and other efforts is being kicked off. River lot owners are being asked to support the proposed district in the limited access portion of the Thornapple River in Cascade Township. See Petition  Front  Back  Map

The CTRA Annual Meeting will be on April 17 at Noto’s Hall. The meeting will start at 7:00. Get the latest update on the SAD. Guest speaker Eric Pessell will be talking poop about septic systems near the river. You can pay your CTRA dues for 2016 by clicking on the membership tab and selecting either the payment form or the PayPal payment option.

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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.
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