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,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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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.



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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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 or 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.


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.



YDWP Annual Meeting this weekend!

19 Jun , 2009  

14th annual meeting and Celebrate the Yellow Dog to be held on June 20th, 2009 at Mike and Mary’s on the River off CR 550.

Set up your tent, play games and take hikes to the river.
5:00pm Potluck Dinner
6:00pm Kids Open Mic
7:00pm Live music by Troy Graham, Gratiot Lake Road from Houghton, and others
dark – wee hours – jam around the campfire

Keg o’ beer available – accepting donations
Please bring weather appropriate clothing, potluck dish, table service for your family, beverage of choice, camp chair if you want, bug dope, etc…