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Inspiring Responsible Stewardship
paved road with salt all over the edge of it in winter

Click the button below to learn about our work in the Mirror Lake watershed and fill out the salt survey.

excavator in a river moving tree trunks around

The Ausable River Association has effectively used toe wood benches for several years as part of our restoration efforts. Read out blog to learn what that means! 

view out over mirror lake from webcam

View a livestream of Mirror Lake. Sponsored by the Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort.

Our mission — is to help communities protect our streams and lakes.
Caring for the Ausable
Caring for the Ausable
A practical guide for making a difference locally.
Business Partnership
Business Partnership
Partner with the Ausable River Association and together we can enhance the health of the watershed where we live, work, and play.
Ausable River Apparel
Ausable River Apparel
Purchase Ausable River Association apparel with original designs highlighting features of the Ausable River watershed.
Stories of the Ausable
Using Wood to Protect Streambanks
Erosion and deposition in rivers are natural processes, but excessive erosion can be a problem, as eroding banks migrate outward and threaten homes and roads. Where infrastructure cannot reasonably be moved, allowing a stream to meander and self-repair, toe wood benches are a cost-effective solution to stabilize eroding banks and improve fish habitat.
Our Salty Work: Reducing Salt in Mirror Lake and Beyond
Science on the impacts of road salt on our waters is clear. Salt that is used as a deicing agent in winter maintenance moves into our waterways and threatens natural ecological processes.
Birds and Bats and Bivalves, Oh My!
A brief summary of our 2021 Guided River Tours....
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