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

Citizen Action,grants,news,programs,Water Quality

Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve receives grant from Michigan Fly Fishing Club

27 Mar , 2013  

Volunteer Water Monitoring 2012

The Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve recently received a $2,500 grant from the Michigan Fly Fishing Club for trout habitat restoration on the Yellow Dog River. YDWP staff will work with local community volunteer organizations and sportsman’s clubs to install bank stabilization mechanisms and weirs to reduce sedimentation. Currently, sedimentation is the More…

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grants,Land Preservation,programs

YDWP Receives National Forest Foundation Grant

13 Mar , 2013  

European Swamp Thistle Rosettes in the McCormick Wilderness Area

The Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve has received a grant from the National Forest Foundation to restore the health of sensitive wetlands in the McCormick Wilderness Area by removing non-native invasive plants and reseeding treated areas with native species. These wetlands provide habitat for several varieties of rare, threatened, and endangered plants and should be protected for this reason. More…

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Citizen Action,grants,Water Quality

Salmon-Trout Volunteer Stream Monitoring

22 May , 2012  

The Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve received news that their grant proposal to initiate a volunteer stream monitoring program for the Salmon-Trout River was approved for funding through a MiCorps program. The proposal outlined work that YDWP will do to set up a monitoring program that is easy for volunteers to participate in and collect useful information about stream health. The project is funded for 2 years but will continue beyond the grant duration as a solely volunteer program. More…


Education & Outreach,grants,news,Uncategorized

YDWP Receives Spring Grants

6 Mar , 2012  

Bothwell Middle School learns about macroinvertebrates at the Yellow Dog River

Recently the Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve has been generously awarded grants from the Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition (UPEC) and the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN). The $700 grant from UPEC will be used to support a K-12 environmental education project. UPEC received a record breaking number and quality of applications this year since the program began. “It was difficult to decide which to fund because all proposals had merit. UPEC salutes the area educators who help young people appreciate nature and the environment. Today’s young people will be tomorrow’s voters and leaders who will More…

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grants,Sulfide Mining,Water Quality

WMAN grant approved

28 Jul , 2009  

Western Mining Action Network and Indigenous Environmental Network approved a $3000 grant from YDWP to assist in funding our water chemistry program. This money will go directly to the analysis of water samples in the Yellow Dog and Salmon-Trout River watersheds for low level micro-analysis. “We want to have the best baseline information regarding current water quality conditions as a preventitive measure against degradation in any form,” said Emily Whittaker, Executive Director of YDWP. WMAN has long supported the mission of our group and helps others facing a prospective mining plan in their community. YDWP thanks WMAN very much for their support!

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YDWP receives $1000 grant

28 Jul , 2009  

Freshwater Future is pleased to announce that our group will be receiving a grant in the amount of $1000 to put toward our strategic planning. “This project is imperative to the success of any watershed group in times like these. We have never had as many threats, meanwhile dealing with economic hardships. This money will help us stay on track regardless of obstacles,” said Emily Whittaker, Executive Director of YDWP. Freshwater Future has support our group many times in the past and funds local watershed groups around the Great Lakes Basin. Visit for more information about this funder.

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