**UPDATE: Watch above for a presentation from Kalamazoo River cleanup officials
FORT CUSTER RECREATION AREA (WKZO) -- As we were first to report yesterday, 42 miles of the Kalamazoo River in Calhoun County have been reopened for recreation use.
The only section that remains closed in the last stretch before the Kalamazoo river enters into Morrow pond and the delta at the opening of the river, where more oil than usual has concentrated. That should open in a few weeks according to Calhoun County Health Director Jim Rutherford.
He says he has spent a lot of time on the river and he saw a lot of aquatic and healthy looking plant life along the river. He says everyone is invited to come out and use the river. Just stay out of areas with warning bouys, and if you accidentally get any oil on your skin, your boat or your clothes, wash it off immediately.
EPA, DNR, Kalamazoo and Calhoun County officials gathered at the Fort Custer Recreational Area late this morning to make the announcement.