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

Education & Outreach,Events,grants,news,programs,Volunteering

Traditional Arts Gathering on the Yellow Dog River

25 Apr , 2019  

 

The Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve’s Nature School has been awarded a $4000.00 grant from the State of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) to host a three-day Traditional Arts Gathering along the Yellow Dog River west of County Rd 510 on May 23, 24, and 25.  This grant was one of 561 applications to compete for MCACA fiscal year 2019 funding. More…

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Events,Land Preservation,news

Newest Protected Lands Announced

11 Apr , 2019  

It is with great excitement and honor to announce the unveiling of YDWP’s newest protected lands. As of April 11, 1,000 acres on the Yellow Dog Plains will forever be known as the Mudjekewis Wildlife Refuge. The land was the legacy of C. Fred Rydholm and it was donated to our organization for the purpose of preserving wild spaces, building community awareness of the importance of nature in our lives, and keeping a bit of history alive.
To celebrate, YDWP will be hosting the inaugural hike to the Wildlife Refuge on May 26th. Participants will get to tour the grounds, hear some good “Fred” stories, and enjoy the legacy that is now here for public benefit. Space is limited to email emily@yellowdogwatershed.org to secure your spot! Visit our webpage for more information, pictures, and maps.

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Education & Outreach,Events,Fundraising

23rd Annual Meeting and Celebration

13 Oct , 2018  

Join the Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve on November 7th from 6-9pm at the Ore Dock Brewing Company for an evening of celebration, education, and fundraising. This year marks the group’s 23rd anniversary and each year they host a meeting of the membership to let supporters know of their activities, organizational changes, and to elect individuals to the Board of Directors.

Also this year the group is helping the National Park Service celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. During the evening, there will be a short presentation of this historic piece of legislation that has helped save rivers across the country. In addition, the unveiling of the Yellow Dog River Story Map will occur. A Story Map is an innovative multimedia tool that can be used to raise awareness for topics like the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. More…

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