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Person holding up water sample while in a canoe on a lake

This spring, Mirror Lake completed turnover for the first time since 2020! Click the button below to learn what this means and read more!

People in the forest looking up at the trees above them

For the fourth year in a row, we are happy to offer free Guided Watershed Tours. Click the link below to learn more and sign up! 

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
Mirror Lake Spring 2022 Turnover
This spring, Mirror Lake completed turnover! The first time since 2020. Turnover, also known as mixing, is an essential natural process that occurs in most lakes in the spring and fall of each year.
A Riparian Planting Primer
Thick buffers of native trees, shrubs, and grasses along streambanks are essential to water quality and to the health of small brooks, lakes, and large rivers. They shade and cool surface waters, filter runoff from developed areas, and provide shelter, forage, and food for wildlife. Their root systems hold streambanks secure, preventing excess erosion. They protect groundwater and absorb flood waters.
April Showers Bring...Billions of Gallons of Water
April 2022 was off to a rainy start, but how much water fell from the sky in the early April storm? Where did it all go?
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