Package on the river's present and future:
- Dam removal project has friends and foes
- Who's behind dam removal project
- Expect more rapids on the Boardman River
- Editorial: Correcting an old wrong
- Opinion Poll: Removal the right thing to do?
Series on the river's past:
- The Boardman, shaped by glaciers and dams
- Boardman River dams helped city grow
- 2,000 watched Brown Bridge Dam begin
The story of the Boardman River is as old as ice-age glaciers that formed it and the Great Lakes thousands of years ago.
It's an important chronicle if one wants to understand the ongoing dam removal and restoration project — the biggest in Michigan — along Grand Traverse County's state-designated "natural river."
This spring, area residents will be asked to participate in a series of citizen-input meetings on developing a Boardman River sub-watershed prosperity plan. Its aim is to protect the river and its tributaries for future generations and to balance environmental concerns with the area's economic and job creation needs.
On April 1-3, we ran a part a three-part series on the river's past. On April 8, our package of stories looks at the river's present and the watershed prosperity planning process designed to guide its future.
The cover story of the April-May issue of the Record-Eagle's Grand Traverse Scene magazine also focuses on restoration and dam removal plans for this year. The magazine is sold at the newspaper's downtown offices at 120 W. Front St., Horizon Books, and several other regional vendors. For a list, go to: grandtraversescene.com.