The Dowagiac River rehabilitation partnership is multi-faceted, drawing on expertise from a variety of interest groups in southwest Michigan. Some of our partners and friends are listed below, with WWW Links provided where available.

Partners and Friends

United States Department of Agriculture (Natural Resources Conservation Service)

U.S.D.A. - Stream Corridor Restoration

Cass County Soil and Water Conservation District

Cass County Conservation District.

Sauk Trails Resource Conservation and Development Council

County Drain Commissioners

County Road Commissioners

Local Planning Offices

County Parks Departments

City of Dowagiac (link courtesy of MultiMAG Michigan Web pages)

Cass County: Howard, LaGrange, Pokagon, Silver Creek, Volinia, Wayne Townships - County Homepage:

(Another community profile courtesy of the Edward Lowe Foundation):

Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Fisheries Division

Wildlife Division

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Surface Water Quality and Land & Water Management division

Section 319/604 (b) Watershed Projects

Southwest Michigan Commission

Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy

Sporting Groups such as:

Kalamazoo Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Ducks Unlimited

St. Joseph River Valley Fly Fishers

Educational institutions:

Michigan State University

Cooperative Extension

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

University of Michigan (School of Natural Resources and Environment)

Western Michigan University (Environmental Studies Program)

Southwest Michigan College


Riparian land owners and concerned citizens.

Commercial Sites

Doe-Wah-Jack's Canoe Rental

Niles Canoe Rental

Additional Links of Interest

American Heritage Rivers Homepage

Amazing Environmental Organization Web Directory

Environmental Education Link on the Internet

Fish of the Great Lakes

Friends of Frogs

The Great Lakes Information Network

Michigan Birding Homepage:

Michigan Wildlife Habitat Foundation: Wetlands

Michigan Endangered Species List

National Audubon Society

National Wildlife Federation

Surf Your Watershed


Snakes of Indiana

The Water Approach: Training and Information Opportunities

Watershed Academy: Catalogue of Watershed Training Opportunities

"Dechannelization" on the Web

American Water Resources Association

Burd Run, Shippensburg, PA

Delaware River Basin Commission

Interagency Stram Corridor Restoration Handbook

Nippersink creek

Old Cahokia Creek

Stream Restoration Institute Workshops

TERA, Tracking Ecosystem Restoration Activities

USDA Stream Corridor Restoration

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