Contact: Sgt. Nick Heary 231-775-9727
Agency: Natural Resources
Volunteers needed for fall salmon program
September 9, 2003
State conservation officials today announced they are seeking residents to
assist DNR conservation officers in monitoring fall salmon runs on the
Manistee River, near Tippy Dam in Manistee County.
The Citizens Assisting in Resource Enforcement program invites anglers and
other concerned residents to help deter illegal activity during the peak
period of the salmon runs. Formerly known as the Riverwatch program, this
popular volunteer opportunity has been expanding throughout Michigan for
“Resident volunteers provide a good, visible presence on the rivers, and
this program helps reduce illegal activities like snagging, littering and
other violations,” said Sgt. Nick Heary. “By serving as additional eyes and
ears on the waterways, these volunteers are helping to ensure that fair and
ethical behavior prevails during the fall salmon runs. We look forward to
seeing the CARE program continue expanding.”
CARE program volunteers are asked to attend a brief training session, held
immediately prior to the patrols. The scheduled patrol weekends are Sept.
20-21, Sept. 27-28, and Oct. 4-5.
For additional information, or to enroll in the program, contact the DNR
Operations Service Center in Cadillac at 231-775-9727.
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