A recent winter afternoon the Boardman River. For over 20 years, the Grand Traverse Conservation District has been restoring, monitoring and providing for safe, sustainable access to the Boardman River, one the outstanding natural features of Northwest-lower Michigan.
With its “Blue Ribbon” designation, crystal clear cold waters, large amount of public land, well maintained recreation trails and access points, it is no surprise that more than a million people recreate within its watershed each year—contributing $10,000 per mile to the local economy!
The careful and consistent stewardship efforts of the Grand Traverse Conservation District have ensured that despite its million plus users, the river continues to be acknowledged by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources as a high-quality Natural River.
Learn more: natureiscalling.org/restore/boardman-river/