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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Yellow Dog Watershed 19th Annual Meeting Chili Cook Off

4 Nov , 2014  

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SAVE THE DATE!

Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve will celebrate 19 years of memories and hard work protecting of some of the most treasured places in Marquette County. Join us at our event from 6 -10:30 pm at Ore Dock Brewing Company with events to include: a chili cook off for local restaurants, the ever-popular and unique silent auction, Patagonia raffle prizes, and live local music.

We will offer donated chili from eleven restaurants around the area which will be competing in a taste testing competition voted on by you! These restaurants include: BabyCakes Muffin Company, Bayou Inn Restaurant & Pub, Dia de los Tacos, Donckers, Landmark Inn, Marquette Food Co-op, Outlanders, Paladino’s Cafe, Root 41 Restaurant, Stucko’s Pub & Grill, and Sweet Water Cafe. Eat your fill of all kinds of delicious chili and vote! Our silent auction goods are generously provided by craftsmen and artists from around the U.P. Also, the raffle prizes were kindly donated by Patagonia Chicago. Enter for your chance to win high quality fine wool long-johns, belts, hats, t-shirts and backpacks. Music will be provided by local musicians: Elsa VanGrinsven and Mike Kantola, and will close with a lively set by Log Jam.

Support our cause, members and non-members are all welcome at this shin-dig for the ages. The entry cost is $10 (non-members) $8 (members) and includes all-you-can-eat chili. Kids under 12 eat free. Doors open at 6 pm, meeting at 6:30 – 7pm. YDWP is a registered 501(c)3 charity organization in Big Bay. It has operated since 1995 with a mission to preserve and protect the Yellow Dog Watershed, in its most natural state for use of the public, now, and for the benefit of future generations.

Tickets available at the door.

Community members socialize and browse through auction items during the Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve's annual member meeting and fundraising event at the Ore Dock Brewing Company in downtown Marquette, MI on November 13, 2013.  (photo by Ronen Zilberman of MarquetteMagazine.com)

Community members socialize and browse through auction items during the Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve’s annual member meeting and fundraising event at the Ore Dock Brewing Company in downtown Marquette, MI on November 13, 2013. (photo by Ronen Zilberman of MarquetteMagazine.com)

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Dead River Derby Bout To Benefit Yellow Dog

24 May , 2014  

Dead River Derby Bout entitled Rollin on the River

On Saturday May 24, the Dead River Derby girls will be matched against the Escanaba Rollin’ Hellcats and proceeds from the event will benefit the Yellow Dog Watershed Preseve programs to preserve land, monitor water, and maintain a beautiful area for future generations to enjoy. We are looking forward to an exciting night! The Dead River Derby girls had an undefeated first home season in 2013, and 2014 has started off with a win against Kingsford Krush. Look for posters all over town advertising Rollin on the Rivertheir benefit bout.

The bout will take place at the Lakeview Arena in Marquette; doors open at 6pm and the bout starts at 7pm. You can buy tickets in advance for $8 or buy them for $10 at the door. Kids 10-17 are $5 and 9 and under are free. Please visit www.deadriverderby.org for more information about derby and the event! A prize will be available for the most spirited fan and beer will be available for sale to attendees ages 21 and older.

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Spring 2014 Volunteer Stream Monitor Training

24 May , 2014  

Volunteers and a youth adventure club learning about volunteer stream monitoring with the Yellow Dog.

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

Dead River Derby Bout to Benefit Yellow Dog

5 May , 2014  

Dead River Derby Bout to Benefit Yellow Dog

On Saturday May 24, the Dead River Derby girls will be matched against the Escanaba Rollin’ Hellcats and proceeds from the event will benefit the Yellow Dog Watershed Preseve programs to preserve land, monitor water, and maintain a beautiful area for future generations to enjoy. We are looking forward to an exciting night! The Dead River Derby girls had an undefeated first home season in 2013, and 2014 has started off with a win against Kingsford Krush. Look for posters all over town advertising Rollin on the River their benefit bout. More…

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Citizen Action,Events,Sulfide Mining

July Events

8 Jul , 2011  

Many excellent events are coming up this summer that are well worth attending. Here are just a few.

DEFEND OUR WATER and STOP THE EAGLE MINE: Save the Wild UP/WAVE Campaign Kickoff this Saturday, July 9, at 1:00 PM. Speakers, activities, and informational table will be at Marquette County Court House. The day will continue with a RALLY at the Mine Site Gate at 4:30 pm and Food and Social in Big Bay. Fireworks will be at 10:30 pm on Squaw Beach. More…

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