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

March Community Forest Concert

26 Mar , 2016  

The Michigan G-Men of Ann Arbor will be performing for YDWP on March 26, 2016 in support of the Yellow Dog River Community Forest project. The all male group performs a cappella and is nationally renowned for their unique talents. The G-Men have competed in ICCA Finals in New York City’s Town Hall, toured extensively across the US, and performed privately for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. Check out their sound by visiting their website: http://www.thegmen.org/

The event begins at 5pm at Coco’s Restaurant in Marquette. Donations are greatly appreciated at the door and will go toward the purchase and establishment of the Yellow Dog River Community Forest. Many items will be available through our silent auction, including vacation home rentals, massage gift certificates, art, and local treats. There will also be a short presentation about the project and our fundraising status as well as a performance by Milo Birch (http://www.milobirch.com/). The G-Men will then take the stage and share their voices and talents by closing out the evening at 8pm.

All proceeds go toward the fundraising goal, so be there and bring friends!

The Michigan G-Men will perform on March 26 to benefit YDWP.

The Michigan G-Men will perform on March 26 to benefit YDWP.

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Yellow Dog River Community Forest Fundraiser

13 Feb , 2016  

Hills Falls - Yellow Dog River

Help us permanently protect the waterfalls and forests along the Yellow Dog River

Join us on February 13, 2016 at the Ore Dock Brewing Company from 5pm to 8pm for great music, food, and a great cause. Now is the time to work as a community to purchase this property and establish a Community Forest. In doing so, these natural resources will forever be protected and open to the public. Visit our website for more information about the Community Forest.

The evening will start off with food from the Marquette Food Co-op and Peace Pie Company at 5pm. YDWP will take the stage at 5:30 to give the public information about the project, the river, and the work being done to protect it. At 6:00pm, one of our favorite bands, Fauxgrass, will pack the dance floor. Throughout the night, you can visit our table for 50/50 raffle tickets, some outdoor gear items to auction off, and to gaze at some incredible local photography. You will have a chance to buy prints of photographs of the Community Forest and surrounding area, with proceeds going directly toward the purchase of the property.

And last but not least, every dollar raised at this event will be matched 1:1 by a very generous private foundation. We need to meet our fundraising goal by March 31, 2016 in order make this project happen. We are 70% of the way there and we know the community will help create the Yellow Dog River Community Forest. There is no ticket cost at the door but we will happily be accepting donations. Please contact Emily Whittaker, Special Projects Manager, for more information at emily@yellowdogwatershed.org or at (906)345-9223.

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