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

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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