APRIL Meeting

The speaker for the April 9th meeting will be Andy Kovolski, Boyne City’s Superintendent of Pubic Facilities, Streets, Parks and Safety.  He will be talk with us about coordinating our work on Boyne River with City’s and listening to any suggestions we may have about protecting and helping the river.  Don’t miss a chance to discuss in an informal setting your river concerns with one of the persons who “makes things happen” in Boyne City.

The meeting will start at 7:00 pm in the Community Room of the Boyne District Library. Refreshments will be served.

Make a note on your May calendar that Dan Myers of the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council will be returning (by popular demand) for Part II of his presentation on invasive species.  If you missed his first one, make sure you attend this one.

Doc Fletcher to Speak

On Wednesday, June 25, at 6PM, enjoy an hour-long
photographic journey with Doc Fletcher down rivers
and streams from his canoeing and kayaking books.
The event will be held at the Boyne District Library,
which is also co-sponsoring the event. There will be
a book sale and signing afterward and a free kayak or
canoe trip will be given away.

In the interim, check out Doc’s website at

FoBR Quick River Updates

  • Today, the Boyne River Sparkles! Thanks to the August 24 Northern MI River Sweep and FoBR leader Adam Kennedy with his volunteers, the Boyne River and its pathways are much cleaner.  Yesterday, Adam’s team collected and disposed of ~150 pounds of river debris.  The Boyne River, its occupants and visitors say THANK YOU!
  • Boyne River to Get Crowd Source Monitoring! Later this year, five water level monitoring sites will be set up on the Boyne.  This project is a collaborative effort with the USGS Michigan Water Science Center, University of Buffalo, Boyne Outfitters, and FoBR.  For more info, see
  • Boyne River Erosion Control Plan Takes Shape!  FoBR’s Darryl Parish has started identifying and prioritizing bank erosion sites downstream from the Dam.  If left unchecked, bank erosion can destroy important fish habitat and reproductive cycles.  The project goal is to review and propose cost effective action steps to repair each significant erosion site.
  • Three New FoBR Directors On Board!  At the 2013 Annual Meeting, FoBR welcomed three new Board members: Mike Durbin, Steve Sawyer and Jerry Swift.   Also noted was FoBR’s sincere appreciation to outgoing Directors Suzie Dickow and John Connor.

FoBR Nature Area Project Nears Completion


It’s official.  The Boyne River will have a new natural area.  Check the link below for more details.

Friends of the Boyne River to Start Nature Area Project

A New Path to the River

Our River Path Engineer

For more Nature Area info, click the Activities tab above and then navigate to the Boyne Nature Area Project



Directors Meeting

The next Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 6:00pm to 7:45pm in the Conference Room of the Boyne District Library.  The public is welcome.


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