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  

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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Spring 2014 Volunteer Stream Monitor Training

24 May , 2014  

Spring time is upon us at the Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve, and we are getting ready for stream monitoring on the Salmon Trout and Yellow Dog Rivers through the Michigan Clean Water Corps program (MiCorps).

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Events,Fundraising,news

Evening of Entertainment & the Annual Meeting

19 Oct , 2013  

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Save the Date! Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve will be holding our annual meeting at the Ore Dock Brewing Company in Marquette on November 13, 2013. The annual general meeting will take place at 7 – 7:30 pm with events to follow into the evening. With a raffle including seriously awesome donated Patagonia goods, a silent auction, beautiful local art, great local musicians, and a photo contest, it is going to be a fun-packed evening! More…

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Citizen Action,Education & Outreach,grants,Land Preservation,programs,Water Quality

Non-Native Invasive Species Removal in the McCormick Wilderness Area

17 Sep , 2013  

In July 2013, Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve staff began guiding volunteers and field crews from partner organizations in to the McCormick Wilderness Area, a part of the Ottawa National Forest. This area is a 17,000 acre tract of rugged, rocky and hard-to-reach federal wilderness which straddles the Lake Superior and Lake Michigan watersheds. The YDWP received a grant from the National Forest Foundation to remove Eurpean Swamp Thistle and replant with native seed purchased from the Ottawa National Forest in wetlands and along trails as a part of the McCormick Wilderness Wetland Restoration project. More…

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Education & Outreach

NMU Academic Service Learning Project

18 Dec , 2012   Video

Throughout the fall of 2012, a class of English Composition students from Northern Michigan University engaged the Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve through an Academic Service Learning Project. With their professor, Rochelle Dale, the students worked on essays revolving around the idea of wilderness preservation. To help get their ideas started, the YDWP provided the necessary background information. YDWP took the group of students out into the field and showed them firsthand what the idea of preservation is all about. The group traveled to More…

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Education & Outreach,grants,news,Uncategorized

YDWP Receives Spring Grants

6 Mar , 2012  

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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