Headwaters for numerous streams commence here—the harbingers of water quality found downstream. Traversing the rolling terrain, these waters bring to life the old-growth forests they cut through and the lowlands they inundate, providing critical habitat for migrating and endangered species. Below ground, productive soils and exceptional groundwater recharge sustain widespread agricultural land use. Extensive forests and wetlands filter and improve water quality for drinking, fishing, and swimming. In the Jones area, these large blocks of greenspace and water resources come together to offer limitless opportunities for some of Michigan’s most beloved forms of recreation.
Trip guide is Tyler Bassett of MBC, a botanist with the Michigan Natural Features inventory.
Three Rivers SGA is Southwest of Three Rivers near Jones. Details on meeting point and car pool options to follow.