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,programs

Michigan Nature Mapping Training

16 Sep , 2009  

There is a new way for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers to get involved in the scientific community. It’s called Nature Mapping and now its here in your backyard. The Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve has been working with the University of Washington’s Nature Mapping program to start up a program for this state in conjunction with this national information system and is the first in Michigan to do so. The goal of Nature Mapping is to encourage citizen scientists to collect baseline information on a variety of flora and fauna types, send the data to a central database, and to create visual displays of the records collected. It’s a great way to gauge biodiversity in your area. More…

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Events,Land Preservation,Sulfide Mining

Public Meeting on Woodland Rd

16 Sep , 2009  

Kennecott plans to build a road from the potential Eagle Mine on the Yellow Dog Plains to a potential processing facility in Humboldt Township. This road, known as the Woodland Road, would bisect a large swath of land that is yet undeveloped. The Marquette County Road Commision will be holding a meeting on September 28 at 6pm to discuss the plan. See official notice below. Please attend the hearing if possible. More…

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Events

Hike to Bulldog Lake Planned

10 Sep , 2009  

The Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve will be leading a hike through the beautiful country of the McCormick Wilderness on September 26, 2009. Join the group as they pass along the National Wild and Scenic Yellow Dog River on their way to Bulldog Lake, the source of the river. Call 906-345-9223 to RSVP your spot on this amazing hike. Participants will meet at Cram’s General Store in Big Bay at 9:30am and carpool to the north entrance of the Wilderness. Those interested should bring a lunch/water and be prepared for a hike of medium difficulty.

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Events

Annual Beach Clean Up

28 Jul , 2009  

Join YDWP staff, volunteers, and Board to the annual Alliance for the Great Lakes Beach Clean Up. This year we will be cleaning up Squaw Beach in Big Bay on September 19, 2009 at 11am. Participants interested should call our office and let us know you are coming at 906-345-9223. Past years have been very successful in that we collect alot of garbage that would eventually end up in Lake Superior! Please take a day for some civic duties. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Events,Fundraising

Final Leg of Walk, Paddle, and Roll

28 Jul , 2009  

Part 3 of the Great Lakes Walk, Paddle, and Roll will commence on August 29nd with a bike ride of 20 miles. Join your favorite Yellow Dog friends and Save the Wild UP for a mountain bike ride through the Yellow Dog Watershed with a tour leader. Come just for the fun of it or donate to bike at www.firstgiving.com/yellowdog or www.firstgiving.com/savethewildup. This fundraiser is in conjunction with Freshwater Future and proceeds will be directed to our group as well as other watershed activists in the Great Lakes basin. it is a great way to do your part! Call 906-345-9223 (YDWP office) or 906-228-4444 (SWUP office) for more information.

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Events,Sulfide Mining

Protect the Earth/Rydholm Memorial

28 Jul , 2009  

Join fellow earth lovers for the 2nd annual Protect the Earth event. This year’s event begins August 1st at noon on the campus of Northern Michigan University in the Whitman Building. The first day will hold speakers such as Eric Hansen, Laura Furtman, and Al Gedicks along with dancing, music, and film. Protect the Earth continues August 2nd with a unified Walk to Eagle Rock. All interested should follow the signs from Marquette to the Clowery Bridge along the Yellow Dog River on the plains. Participants will walk to the rock and have a lunch. Speakers will continue until 2pm. In addition, a memorial to Fred Rydholm will commence at 2pm until 4pm.

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