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

2015 Fall Volunteer Stream Monitoring Program

29 Sep , 2015  

Declan Shalley helping lead the Volunteer Stream Monitoring Program

The time is here again to head to the woods and water to sample for macroinvertebrates.  Our Program is set to begin on September 29th and will run until all 18 sites are complete.  Have an interest in learning about stream ecology and bug identification?  Then this program is for you!  With crews going out most days, there may be a perfect time you to join!  Have a day that works for you?  Email us at  christy@yellowdogwatershed.org   for more information of how to get involved!

Each group will be led by a Volunteer Crew Leader or staff member to show you each step.  Our program began with a grant from MiCorps, which allowed us to lead training’s to fully ensure our Volunteer Crew Leaders have the knowledge and ability to record accurate data every time.  The Michigan Clean Water Corps (MiCorps) is a network of volunteer water quality monitoring programs in Michigan. It was created through Michigan Executive Order #2003-15 to assist the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) in collecting and sharing water quality data for use in water resources management and protection programs.  For more information about MiCorps visit their webpage- https://micorps.net/  

Our sites are spread out between the Yellow Dog River, Salmon Trout River, and their tributaries.  Some include hiking, waterfalls and back roads, while all include the beautiful fall colors!  This is a great time of year to get outdoors and become involved with your local watershed group.  Remember your camera and we’ll see you on the river!

Water Scorpions and more!

Water Scorpions and more!

 

Another day in the field!

Another day in the field!

Spring 2014 Volunteer Stream Monitoring

Spring 2014 Volunteer Stream Monitoring

 

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Education & Outreach,Sulfide Mining

October In the Yellow Dog Watershed

10 Oct , 2014  

Rochelle Dale's Aunt Mildred and her dad nailing down the boards on the Zender and Dale home roof in the Yellow Dog Watershed.

By Rochelle Dale

Octobers on the Yellow Dog always remind me of Aunt Mildred and my mom and dad. They would have been in their seventies at the time, back in the early 1990s.  We were driving along the Toboggan road that runs parallel with the river when Mildred pointed out a young spruce tree covered in the yellows and reds of fallen maple leaves. She said,   “Why, that’s as pretty as any Christmas tree I ever did see. “ More…

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Citizen Action,news,Sulfide Mining

Clearing and Realignment of County Roads on the Yellow Dog Plains

17 Feb , 2014  

Clearing on County Road Triple A in Northern Marquette County.

On December 16, 2013, at the regular meeting of the Marquette County Road Commission (MCRC), board members unanimously approved construction plans with no changes for a 5.25-mile section of the Triple A Road. The approved construction is the middle section of a 10-mile construction project changing the route of More…

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Citizen Action,news,Sulfide Mining

Marquette County Road Commission Planning to Build Potential New Sections of Road to Service the Eagle Mine

16 Oct , 2013   Video

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Mary Ellen Krieg of Concerned Citizens of Big Bay stands up to make public comment

 

The Marquette County Road Commission held a public hearing last night regarding the road work that is proposed to service Eagle Mine on the Yellow Dog Plains. Work plans for the road were made public in late September which revealed plans to build new sections of road instead of upgrade County Road 510 and County Road AAA. Some sections of the old road are planned to be kept but the majority of the route would be More…

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Citizen Action,news,Sulfide Mining

Citizens Petitioning Marquette County Road Commission to Minimize Tree Removal on CR510 and Triple A

10 Sep , 2013  

County Road Triple A

 

Area residents in Big Bay and Marquette are petitioning the Marquette County Road Commission to minimize the removal of trees along the right-of-way to County Road 510 and County Road AAA for the creation of a Class A Highway to the Lundin Eagle Mine in Northern Marquette County. Lundin Mining Company is

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Citizen Action,Events,news,Sulfide Mining

Critical Notes about Northern Marquette County Road Changes – Citizen Attendance Highly Encouraged

21 Aug , 2013  

While the upgrades to CR550 are underway,  an entirely new section of road is being constructed from the mine gate to the Champion Twp-Michigamme Twp line (roughly where 595 would have ended). While the first changes to Triple A develop, the existing Triple A road will remain open and then the old section will be “obliterated” sometime afterwards. The Triple A project is being paid for by the state and More…

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