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Traditional Arts Gathering on the Yellow Dog River

The Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve’s Nature School has been awarded a $4000.00 grant from the State of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) to host a three-day Traditional Arts Gathering along the Yellow Dog River west of County Rd 510 on May 23, 24, and 25.  This grant was one of 561 applications…

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Management Plan Finally Approved

On April 11, YDWP became the owners and caretakers of 1,000 acres on the Yellow Dog Plains now known as the Mudjekewis Wildlife Refuge. Unbeknownst to us, the same day, a letter was being issued to YDWP from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Our organization has been looking forward to receiving this communication, a…

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Newest Protected Lands Announced

It is with great excitement and honor to announce the unveiling of YDWP’s newest protected lands. As of April 11, 1,000 acres on the Yellow Dog Plains will forever be known as the Mudjekewis Wildlife Refuge. The land was the legacy of C. Fred Rydholm and it was donated to our organization for the purpose…

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2019 Yellow Dog Ski and Snowshoe

This year, explore the Yellow Dog River and surrounding area upriver from the Yellow Dog Community Forest. This is a back country event, so be prepared for deep snow, hills, and some rough terrain. Enjoy lunch overlooking the river beside a warming fire, and don’t forget your cameras.

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The Story Map Project: Wild and Scenic Yellow Dog River

Story map link: Wild and Scenic Yellow Dog River The Creation of the Story Map: Wild and Scenic Yellow Dog River which highlights the designated wild portion of the river, has been a six- month long adventure and learning experience. It all began back in April with the receipt of a $3000.00 grant from Patagonia…

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23rd Annual Meeting and Celebration

Join the Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve on November 7th from 6-9pm at the Ore Dock Brewing Company for an evening of celebration, education, and fundraising. This year marks the group’s 23rd anniversary and each year they host a meeting of the membership to let supporters know of their activities, organizational changes, and to elect individuals…

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Celebrating Fifty Years of Wild and Scenic

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…

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National Wild and Scenic Rivers

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, signed into law by President Lynden B. Johnson in 1968. Very few rivers meet the standards required to be designated; however, in 1991, four miles of the Yellow Dog River, from the headwaters at Bulldog Lake to the border of the McCormick…

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Volunteer Land Monitoring Training Scheduled

The Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve invites those who love the outdoors to join us for the unveiling of a new land monitoring program on June 2 in Marquette. The event aims to inform participants on how to help be caretakers of YDWP’s protected properties. In all, the organization owns and protects 1,340 acres in northern…

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Critical Minerals and the Mining Report

  Many changes in the law and political maneuvering may have a strong impact on the watershed via mining operations. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Interior administrators, who are politically appointed, are rolling back or blocking laws, increasing the hunt for minerals, and easing accessibility of those minerals to those who may…

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