Since 2003 the PRVEL Coalition continues to hold quarterly meetings that are open to the public. In 2008, the Steering Committee partnership agreement was changed to make those meetings coincide with the Coalition’s. The Coalition advertises the meetings in the local newspaper and invites resource professionals to give presentations on current resource management in the watershed. Recent presentations have included updates on fish passage and dam management, fisheries and stocking, road/ stream crossing repairs, and greenbelting and volunteer opportunities.
Members of the PRVEL Coalition also perform regular E. coli and macroinvertebrate monitoring. The Coalition was recently granted funding from the MiCorps monitoring program and in 2008 will begin taking the first data for that program with the help of local volunteers and the Oscoda High School science classes.
Oscoda Middle School students are stepping up and becoming natural resources leaders in their local watershed through place based education.