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


McCormick Backcountry Fundraiser

13 Feb , 2010  

Join the YDWP and fellow community members for a scenic backcountry ski into The McCormick Wilderness along with a gourmet hot lunch and drink.   The trip will meet at Peter White Public Library on Saturday, March 6th at 10 am and carpool to the south entrance of The McCormick Wilderness.   Plan for an easy to medium difficulty ski, about 5 miles roundtrip, with a stop at a heated winter camp where lunch will be provided.  There is a suggested donation of $15.00 per person.  Come to support the YDWP and enjoy peak winter scenery on a ski across the awesome landscape of McCormick Wilderness.


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YDWP hosting Film Festival!

29 Sep , 2009   Video

The Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve, Downwind Sports, and Students Acting to Save Michigan’s Water will be hosting the national Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival this November. The festival will be a two night event, November 5th and 6th, in Jamrich 103 on the campus of Northern Michigan University. Doors open at 6pm and films start at 6:30pm. More…

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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.