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A Day in the Yellow Dog Watershed: 25th Annual Meeting and Lost Creek Tree Planting, October 17, 2020

Regeneration by Maggie Scannell

The Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve will be hosting two events on Saturday October 17th.   First, in conjunction with the Brook Trout Subcommittee (A subcommittee of Partners for Watershed Restoration) YDWP and BTS  members will spearhead the planting of 500 seedlings along the shores of Lost Creek, a major feeder stream to the Yellow Dog River.  The white pine and cedar tree planting is an effort to stabilize the sandy banks of Lost Creek, which will then reduce sedimentation into the stream and consequently on into the river and will enhance brook trout habitat at the same time. The trees are locally grown, and are donated by Superior Watershed Partnership.  Tree planting will begin at 11:00 am and may go until 2:00 -3:00.  Volunteers are needed!  Participants should meet at the Yellow Dog Bridge on Co. Rd. 510, bring lunch or snacks, water, shovel if you have one, and appropriate foot gear. Knee high rubber boots would be sufficient. Our goal is to do everything we can to make the Yellow Dog River a great place for brook trout to live and reproduce.  So join us on the 17th. Contact to volunteer or call 906-362-8521.

Hopefully, our seedling white pines will look like this one someday!   This grandfather sits on the shores of the Yellow Dog River in the McCormick Wilderness Area. Photo by Jan Zender


Immediately following tree planting at 3:00pm, YDWP will host its 25th annual meeting at the Community Forest. Come learn about our recent projects and meet the board and staff while enjoying time outside along the river.  Again, attendees should meet at the bridge on Co. Rd. 510 and follow the signs to the nearby meeting location. A short meeting will be followed by a potluck (bring your own plates and utensils), outdoor social time, and informal music. Bring an instrument if you would like to join in or just bring your voice. Members, their guests, and interested public are all welcome.  We will practice social distancing to keep us all safe.

Featured image photo, “Regeneration”, by Maggie Scannell.