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

Sulfide Mining,Uncategorized

Eagle Mine Truck Accident on County Road 550

17 Dec , 2014  

Ore spilled on the ground during the accident.

Marquette, MI – In the early morning hours of Saturday December 13, 2014 a truck hauling nickel and copper ore from Eagle Mine facility on the Yellow Dog Plains left the roadway and overturned in a ditch. Thankfully, no one was injured, no other vehicles were involved in the accident, and Marquette area emergency response teams were quick to arrive on the scene. The truck was owned by MJ Van Damme Trucking but operating for Lundin Mining Company under contract. More…

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Pinnacle Falls

23 Nov , 2013  

photo by Jeremiah Eagle Eye

Winter photo capturing the beauty of the frigid northwoods.

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news,Sulfide Mining,Uncategorized,Water Quality

Road Update on Yellow Dog Plains

22 May , 2012  

More insight continues to surface as the Marquette County Road Commission and Kennecott Eagle Minerals continue to push for their planned County Road 595. The Road Commission submitted a permit application for this road in late 2011 with subsequent resubmittals, which plans for the road to begin just east of Eagle Mine on the Yellow Dog Plains. The proposed route would run 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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Gift Memberships Available!

11 Dec , 2009  

Happy Holidays from YDWP! Let us make your festivities even merrier by offering great ideas for gift giving. During the holidays, we are offering a gift membership, so think of someone who shares your love of the outdoors and sign them up! Click on the button below to pick up a gift membership.

Events,Sulfide Mining,Uncategorized

Humboldt Mill Application Decision

12 Oct , 2009  

Humboldt Mill Environmental Permits Proposed for Approval
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) today announced its decision proposing permit approvals that would enable Kennecott to refurbish and then use the Humboldt Mill.
The MDEQ has proposed approvals for three permits required under state law for operating the Humboldt Mill.  The MDEQ will hold a public hearing on the proposed permits on December 1, 4:00 – 10:00 p.m. at the Westwood High School Auditorium, Ishpeming. View proposed decisions and all documents related to the Humboldt Mill project at,1607,7-135-3311_4111_18442-205482–,00.html.

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