Conservation 2017-2018

Where your money goes…..


Most of the proceeds from the Midwest Fly Fishing Expo flow right back to the resource – Michigan’s Trout, Salmon and Steelhead rivers. That means better recreational opportunities for fly anglers all across Michigan.
MFFC has funded close to $500,000 worth of conservation projects since the Expo began. In this decade alone, thanks to you purchasing tickets for the Expo we have contributed over $95,000, most of those funds have been donated to groups here in Michigan to improve our fishing.

The projects your participation has helped fund over the past year :

Clinton River Watershed Council – Gallagher Creek data collection, monitoring and restoration to allow for the return of Brook Trout and its habitat
Upper Black River Council – In-stream habitat enhancement project for the Upper Black River by installing large woody debris ad stream bank stabilization
Au Sable River Property Owners Association – To plant Cedar trees to help with stabilization of the riverbank and to provide needed shade for the fish environment
Upper Manistee River Association – Repairing, creating and maintaining woody debris structures in the river and along with bank stabilization in the tree farm area of the Upper Manistee
Anglers of the Au Sable – Analysis of insects at six sites on the North Branch for a baseline data of the macro invertebrate population
Conservation Resource Alliance – Mitigate bank erosion and the placement of large woody debris in the Pine River near the Silver Creek Pathway in Lake County
Mason-Griffith Founders Chapter of TU – To pay for the analysis of the water above and below the Grayling fish farm for total phosphorus and suspended solids
Vanguard Chapter TU – To build a stairway at the Gallagher Road Bridge parking lot from the lot to the usual high water mark of Paint Creek
Coldwater River Watershed Council – Planting of shade trees and the placement of seed buffer strips for erosion control along with the placement of woody debris into the Coldwater River to improve fish habitat

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