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On the River

Because of Covid19 shutdowns and restrictions, YDWP has postponed our planned education and outreach events for the summer and fall; however, we have been out on the river and in the Community Forest. Earlier this summer, YDWP received a grant from the Community Foundation of Marquette County to work on much needed trail relocation, foot…

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New Invasive in the Watershed

For many years, crews have been battling invasive plant species within the Yellow Dog Watershed including its headwaters in the McCormick Wilderness Area. Mostly, the fight has been with European swamp thistle, which spreads its tiny seeds on the wind, water, and feet. Recently, however, we discovered a new foe along the river: garlic mustard….

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Community Effort at Gateway to the McCormick

YDWP purchased the 40-acre Gateway to the McCormick property in 2011. This protected space ensures access to and parking for the Wilderness Area, preserves source water, and provides additional wildlife habitat. In summer 2019, YDWP received a grant from the Community Foundation of Marquette County to improve access to the north entrance of the Wilderness…

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The Healing and Rejuvenating Power of Nature and the Spring 2020 Essay Contest

“I’m gonna run away to that tree!”  This is my four-year-old grandson’s threat whenever things aren’t quite going his way. He reminds me of myself at that age. I would run away to the apple orchard and hide. As I got older, I went farther, to the little woods and creek at the back of…

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Back Country Ski or Snowshoe February 29th

Join us for the last day of February ski or snowshoe in the hills of the Yellow Dog Watershed to our wilderness camp where lunch and hot drinks will be waiting. Then follow the river along high bluffs and scenic overlooks. The snow has been great this winter! Sign up soon.

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Silent Auction 2019

In case you can’t make the annual meeting on November 6th in person but would still like to participate in the silent auction, here are a few of the adventure packages up for grabs this year. To make a bid before November 6th, simply email rochelle@yellowdogwatershed.org. Be sure to include a phone number and during…

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Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve’s 24th Annual Meeting

The Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve is happy to  host its 24th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 6-9pm at the Ore Dock Brewing Company on Spring Street in downtown Marquette. An open meeting of the membership begins at 6:00 p.m. with a potluck dinner following. Dan Rydholm will share memories, photos and stories of…

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June Rydholm Memorial Service

As many of you already know, June Rydholm, our friend, mentor,and  supporter passed away on August 11,2019 . She was 89. June and her husband Fred were instumental in supporting the Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve from its very beginnings over twenty years ago, and  their passion for nature, wilderness and stewardship resulted in the establishment…

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1st Annual Yellow Dog Dash, 5/10k Trail Run

Saturday, October 19, 2019. Register today on our events page! https://yellowdogwatershed.org/event/the-1st-annual-yellow-dog-dash/

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The First Traditional Arts Gathering on the Yellow Dog River

Through a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve’s Nature School hosted its first Traditional Arts Gathering on May 23-25 at the Yellow Dog’s Wilderness camp along Deer Creek and the Yellow Dog River. Eight Upper Peninsula artists demonstrated and explained the process of their art to…

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