Today, we'd like to recognize Boardman River Clean Sweep. These Northern Michigan river cleanup veterans will be using their CFS Grant funds to tackle a slightly different waterway stewardship project: native plant restoration.
Following the removal of the Brown Bridge Dam on the Upper Boardman River, the barren bottomland previously covered by water is now exposed. Boardman River Clean Sweep hopes to reforest the bottomland with native plants, increasing soil stability of the river banks and encouraging a healthy ecosystem.
For the past 13 years, the ACA has partnered with L.L. Bean to provide the CFS Grant to grassroots stewardship initiatives across the country. From cleaning up waterways, to improving local access for paddlers, to conducting environmental education programs, these organizations deserve some serious recognition for their excellent stewardship work.
Inspired to start your own local stewardship project? Apply for the CFS grant next year! Get more information here.