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

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DEQ Approves Omission of Fabric Filter Dust Collector in New Air Quality Permit and Other Mining Updates

5 Jul , 2013  

Construction of the Main Ventilation Air Raise, the only vent to the surface for underground operations at Eagle Mine.

Last Friday, June 28, 2013, the DEQ announced their decision to approve a new Air Quality Permit for modifications to Eagle Mine. The modifications include: constructing the single Main Ventilation Air Raise (MVAR) without a bag house fabric filter dust collector, moving the ore-crusher from the mine to the mill in Humboldt, and adding an enclosed aggregate storage building.  A public comment hearing for the permit was held on March 12 and written comments were accepted for a 30-day period. At that hearing there was strong public opposition to the More…

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Salmon Trout Sites Completed for the Season

26 Jun , 2013  

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Stream monitoring for the Salmon Trout is finished for an adventurous season. With the help of several dedicated and fearless volunteers we were able to do an excellent job surveying the sites, and we will continue to finish the Yellow Dog River Volunteer Monitoring Program in July. So, if you are interested in volunteering outdoors we can still use your help in the field! Contact Christy Budnick for more information christy@yellowdogwatershed.org or call 906-345-9223.

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Patagonia Environmental Grant Awarded to Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve

23 May , 2013  

Yellow Dog Tributary

The Yellow Dog River Watershed Planning Project continues with $3,000 from Patagonia’s Environmental Grants Program. This community planning project will determine the goals and priorities of the Yellow Dog River watershed. The main task is to create a document called a watershed management plan (WMP) that will be approved by the DEQ to define the actions needed to protect the watershed from known and potential pollutants and to restore the watershed in More…

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Rio Tinto Mining Update: Uranium and Landslide

23 Apr , 2013  

Results from a follow up study were released recently and have confirmed that uranium detected in the water at the mine is not leaving the facility. The initial monitoring results indicated a high concentration of uranium in water samples from the bottom layer of the Temporary Development Rock Storage Area (TDRSA) at Eagle Mine in Northern Marquette County. The samples confirmed More…

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U.S. Geological Survey to Monitor the Yellow Dog Plains

23 Apr , 2013  

On April 18, the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community entered into a Cooperative Water Agreement with the U.S. Geological Survey to collect water quality data on the Yellow Dog Plains for four years from 2013 to 2016 and a report of their findings will be released in 2017. Work on this agreement has been commencing since early 2012.

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Salmon-Trout Volunteer Stream Monitoring Program Starting Soon!

8 Apr , 2013  

Come and join the Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve for the 2nd season of the Salmon-Trout River Volunteer Monitoring Program. This spring we will offer a Volunteer Training Day in order to provide those interested with the tools and knowledge for participation. On Saturday May 18th, we will start with a presentation at 10:00 a.m. in the Powell Township School Gymnasium in Big Bay, MI.  You will learn the process of habitat evaluation, information about stream ecology, and how to properly identify the macro-invertebrates that live in our local waterways! More…

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