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,Water Quality

Salmon-Trout Stream Monitoring Looking for Volunteers

16 Aug , 2012  

The Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve is looking for people who love the outdoors and are interested in volunteering and learning more about stream ecology. Volunteers will help collect water quality information for the Salmon-Trout River alongside YDWP staff this fall and no prior experience is necessary. This project is part of the Volunteer Stream Monitoring Program established by Micorps (Michigan Clean Water Corps) which provides technical assistance, training and grants to volunteer stream monitors and watershed groups in Michigan. The Salmon-Trout River volunteer stream monitoring project will consist of eight More…

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Citizen Action,Events,programs

Winter Bird Survey

20 Jan , 2011  

The Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve will be hosting a winter bird survey on February 5th in Big Bay. We are looking for interested participants to come and find out who is still brave enough to stay the winter in the watershed. Start time is 9:30am and we will be at the YDWP office to go through protocol, get equipment, and orientation. More…

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Citizen Action,Events,programs

Breeding Bird Survey needs Volunteers

4 Jun , 2010  

As part of our mission, YDWP will continue to collect as much scientific data as we can to document the conditions of the watershed. We will be conducting a Breeding Bird Survey on June 12, 2010 and need more people to help collect information. If you like to go birding or just to be outdoors, this is a great activity for you. We will be sampling various habitats through the Yellow Dog River watershed throughout the day. If interested in volunteering, please email or call our office at 906-345-9223 and ask for Nancy.

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Events,Fundraising,Land Preservation,programs,Sulfide Mining,Water Quality

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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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…