Escanaba River Brook Trout Grant

The Marquette chapter of a national conservation group has received a grant to restore and improve the Escanaba River for brook trout.

The Fred Waara Chapter of Trout Unlimited has received $25,000 from the Salmon & Trout Foundation of Chicago.

The grant money will pay for a five–year project on the Escanaba River.

There are two goals — identifying areas where natural brook trout spawning occurs and finding areas that may need restoration to promote natural spawning.

The work specifically focuses on the west branch of the river.

Posted by: Mike Hoey