Preserving the Yellow Dog Watershed
in its most natural state for the use of the public,
now, and for the benefit of future generations.

Events,Land Preservation

Community Forest Permanently Protected along Yellow Dog River

17 Oct , 2016  

Eyeball Falls by Chauncey Moran

As of September 29th, the Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve took ownership over 688 acres of northern forest along the beautiful Yellow Dog River in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The group spearheaded a campaign to create a protected area called the Yellow Dog River Community Forest which will result in ensuring permanent public access this important area, fending off development pressures, and maintaining the property as a forested, natural landscape. More…

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Education & Outreach,Events,programs,Volunteering,Water Quality

2015 Fall Volunteer Stream Monitoring Program

30 Sep , 2015  

Volunteers and a youth adventure club learning about volunteer stream monitoring with the Yellow Dog.

Every Spring and Fall we sample 18 sites along the Yellow Dog River, Salmon Trout River and their tributaries to record data on the bugs that are calling these waterways home.  Some bugs can only survive in really clean water, while others can live in anything.  We are very fortunate here in the UP to have a large diversity of all of our bugs.  Our Fall Volunteer Stream Monitoring Program (VSMP) begins on September 29th and will run until all 18 sites are finished.  Want to learn more?  Visit our event page-  2015 Fall VSMP!

We have been sampling for over 10 years on the Yellow Dog and 3 years on the Salmon Trout.  If water quality starts changing we have these records to prove it.  All of our techniques have been learned through MiCorps. “The mission of MiCorps is to network and expand volunteer water quality monitoring organizations statewide for the purpose of collecting, sharing and using reliable data; educate and inform the public about water quality issues; and foster water resources stewardship to facilitate the preservation and protection of Michigan’s water resources.”  Visit their website MiCorps for more information.

Over the years we have been blessed with the amount of hard working individuals returning each season to dedicate their time to make this program possible!  Thank you to all the volunteers who have showed us support and excitement to ensure the completion of all sites!  You are all amazing and we could not do everything we do without each and every one of you!!!

 

 

 

Taking Measurements

Taking Measurements

 

 

 

Volunteer Training Day

Volunteer Training Day

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Events,news

Riparian Zone: Wild and Scenic River Paintings on Display at Babycakes

6 May , 2014  

Watercolor painting by Kathleen Heideman

Local artist Kathleen Heideman-Rydholm is again displaying her beautiful watercolor paintings at Babycakes throughout the month of May. Please visit the local cafe to view the show entitled RIPARIAN ZONE: Wild & Scenic Rivers. Four of her paintings at the show are from the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, and one features the Yellow Dog River.  More…

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Events,Fundraising,news

Dead River Derby Bout to Benefit Yellow Dog

5 May , 2014  

Dead River Derby Bout to Benefit Yellow Dog

On Saturday May 24, the Dead River Derby girls will be matched against the Escanaba Rollin’ Hellcats and proceeds from the event will benefit the Yellow Dog Watershed Preseve programs to preserve land, monitor water, and maintain a beautiful area for future generations to enjoy. We are looking forward to an exciting night! The Dead River Derby girls had an undefeated first home season in 2013, and 2014 has started off with a win against Kingsford Krush. Look for posters all over town advertising Rollin on the River their benefit bout. More…

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Citizen Action,Events,news,programs,Sulfide Mining

Public Hearing on the New Draft Groundwater Discharge Permit at Eagle

24 Mar , 2014  

Lundin Eagle Mine on the Yellow Dog Plains

Eagle Mine is required to revise their permits every five years which are intended to regulate potential sources of pollution. YDWP has found the new draft to be inadequate for those purposes. We encourage the public to ask questions and get involved. More…

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Events,news

Greetings from the Yellow Dog Watercolor Painting Exhibit

6 Mar , 2014  

yellowdog_paintings_Oredock

A local author, artist and activist, Kathleen Heideman-Rydholm, is displaying watercolor paintings of the Yellow Dog Plains during the month of March 2014. The exhibit will be held at the Ore Dock Brewing Company on 114 Spring Street in Marquette, Michigan 49855. More…

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