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,Volunteering

Celebrating Fifty Years of Wild and Scenic

28 Sep , 2018  

aerial view of Bulldog Lake and Yellow Dog River

The Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve will host two events this fall to celebrate the Yellow Dog River and the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. First, on October 20th, chairman, Chauncey Moran, will lead a 12-14 mile hike through the McCormick Wilderness Area to Bulldog Lake, the headwaters of the river. He and son Jeremiah scouted this route last year when they embarked on a several day walk of the entire length of the river, from Bulldog Lake to Lake Superior. Because of the rugged terrain and the fact that there is no trail, the October hike is limited to 10 participants, so register early to secure a spot by contacting rochelle@yellowdogwatershed.org.

Copy of Wilson Cove Autumn Arts Festival

Next will be our annual meeting at the Ore Dock in Marquette on November 7, 6pm -9pm. Everyone is welcome to celebrate with food, music, silent auction, film and the premier of the story map which highlights the designated wild portion of the Yellow Dog River.

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Citizen Action,Fundraising,Land Preservation

Patagonia Prize for Best Fundraising Team Member

24 Feb , 2016  

Wouldn’t it be cool to get $1,300 worth of brand new Patagonia gear AND help keep the Yellow Dog River protected? Yup, thought so. Join the effort to raise funds for the Yellow Dog River Community Forest by visiting our Crowdrise page and clicking Join the Team. You can sign up for your own fundraising page, customize it with photos, and share why you think establishing a protected area along the river would be a good idea. You will then be ready to roll and can start reaching out to your “crowd” for support. The whole idea of crowdsourcing is getting everyone involved and using your supporters network of friends and family to leverage support for important causes. The team member who raises the most by March 31 will get the goods. Our goal for crowdsource fundraising is $50,000! The gear package can be tailored to your interest and size! A huge thanks to Patagonia for always supporting our work!

You could rock this winter jacket by helping YDWP!

You could rock this winter jacket by helping YDWP!

 

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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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Citizen Action,grants,news,Water Quality

Patagonia Environmental Grant Awarded to Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve

23 May , 2013  

Yellow Dog Tributary

The Yellow Dog River Watershed Planning Project continues with $3,000 from Patagonia’s Environmental Grants Program. This community planning project will determine the goals and priorities of the Yellow Dog River watershed. The main task is to create a document called a watershed management plan (WMP) that will be approved by the DEQ to define the actions needed to protect the watershed from known and potential pollutants and to restore the watershed in More…

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