About CTRA

The purpose of this organization is to protect and perpetuate the natural resources in and around the Thornapple River, Kent County, Michigan from the Cascade Dam south to the Alaska Bridge (68th Street).

This organization shall also inform and educate riverside residents of their obligations to protect the environmental integrity of the river and encourage safe and responsible operation of watercraft. This organization shall also provide a single entity for riverside residents to deal with commercial businesses and governmental agencies in order to accomplish the purposes of this organization. This organization shall also purchase or lease land adjacent to the river for the purpose of creating and maintaining a boat launch to be used exclusively by its members. This organization shall also engage in other activities to improve property values and enhance the experience of riverside living.

The organization is organized and shall be operated within the meaning of Section 501(c)(7) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or the corresponding provisions of any future federal tax laws. In furtherance, and only in furtherance, of these enumerated purposes and subject to the limitations provided herein, the Corporation may engage in any lawful activity. The principal purpose of the Corporation will be to receive and administer funds for the aforementioned purposes.

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