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Before You Build: A Guide for Landowners

YDWP has created a new resource for landowners along the Yellow Dog (or any) River, containing information for protecting against land loss and preserving habitat, as well as recommendations on setbacks and buffer zones for those seeking to build near the river.

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2023 Fly-fishing Workshop on the Yellow Dog

Here are some views from last year’s workshop:

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Concert in Celebration of the Earth

The work of the Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve is being honored at this set of concerts in celebration of the Earth, presented by the Marquette Choral Society in partnership with the Cedar Tree Institute. Come join us if you can!

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Dedication on World Water Day 2023

Mahayana Buddhism compares positive action to a drop of water. For whatever immediate purpose one performs the action, when dedicated to the benefit of all living beings, it flows into a great ocean of merit that can never be exhausted. If such a dedication is not made, the effect will evaporate once the action is…

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2023 Ski and Snowshoe on the Yellow Dog Plains

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27th Annual Meeting and Fall Colors Hike

Join us for the Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve’s 27th Annual Meeting, to be held at 4pm on Saturday, October 22, at the Thunder Bay Inn in Big Bay, followed by a potluck and music. Admission is free. Prior to the meeting, at 1pm, there will be a fall scenic color hike, destination to be determined. No need to register for the…

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Fly-Fishing Workshop on the Yellow Dog

Our inaugural fly-fishing workshop for novice fly fishermen and women will take place on August 27-28 on the Yellow Dog River. This collaborative event is hosted by the Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve (YDWP), the Fred Waara chapter of Trout Unlimited (TU), and Superior Outfitters. Classes and instructions will commence at the Zender/Dale Yellow Dog Forest…

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Earth Day 2022: Honoring Those Who Inspired Us to Care for the Earth

Joseph Epes Brown By Jan Zender I grew up on a river that flooded every year. Most years, the river spent time in our house-one time over the keyboard of a grand piano. My mother made me feel like it was a fun adventure. Nature exists. We live with her. This was the foundation I…

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World Water Day message 2022

A river is a magical moving flow of life itself. Preserving it should not just be celebrated on one day; it should be every day. Many native people have a saying that “water is life” (“Bimaadiziwin nibi” in Ojibwa), and they know that everything needs water to survive.  We need to protect it; we need…

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2022 YDWP Backcountry Ski and Snowshoe Event

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