The Metro-West Steelheader’s Conservation Committee will engage in efforts to improve and protect Michigan lakes, rivers and streams and their fisheries through actions which: support the scientific management of fish populations; encourage recruitment of new anglers; educate the public in the techniques of angling; and promote public understanding of threats to fish populations.
Metro-West Steelheaders is committed to doing its part in protecting our Michigan fisheries.
Our Michigan lakes, rivers and streams bring a lot of enjoyment to our members and friends. In return, we believe it is important for us to protect these natural resources for our current and future generations.
Our General Assembly meetings are always started by reciting the Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) Conservation Pledge.
“I give my pledge as an American to save and faithfully defend from waste the natural resources of my country, its air, soil and minerals, its forests, waters and wildlife.”
Our past and current conservation projects include:
- River Clean-Ups – We partner with MUCC and Clinton River Watershed Council (CRWC) to organize clean-up events on the Manistee and Clinton Rivers.
- Educational – Provide support for the Salmon in the Class program, provide subscriptions to MUCC “Tracks Magazine” to local schools, crawler harness tying at Outdoorama and Ultimate fishing shows, sponsor kids to attend the MUCC camp, and provide free equipment and instructions at the Kensington Kids fishing event. Fund member attendance at seminars (e. g. Ludington Regional Fishery Workshop).
- Legislative – Contact, share concerns with and support representatives that work for protecting the Michigan fisheries. Attend the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) committee meetings that deals with Great Lakes and Cold-Water Fisheries (Representative on Lake Erie, Lake Michigan and Cold-Water Citizens Fisheries Advisory committees.) Participate in MUCC Policy Boards and Fisheries Committees.
- Financial – Donate to Lake Super State University Aquatic Research Lab, Project FISH-MSU and the CRWC and HRWC
- Informative – Inform our membership of current conservation issues thru weekly emails, monthly newsletters and by speakers at monthly membership meetings.
For more information about our past and future conservation efforts, check some the links to the right. We invite you to join us at our next project. We hope to hear from you soon.
For more information, please contact our Conservation Committee Chair, Jay Labban at (248) 376-0992 or email @ [email protected], or our President, Eric Braden at (419) 344-2541 or email [email protected]