Saturday, August 04, 2012

Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve to hold Annual Meeting, hike, potluck TODAY, Aug. 4

BIG BAY -- The 17th Annual Meeting of the Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve (YDWP) is being held TODAY, Aug. 4, at their newest land acquisition near the McCormick Wilderness Area. YDWP purchased 40 acres last fall in order to protect the fragile ecosystems of the watershed and ensure access is preserved to the McCormick Wilderness Area. Members and non-members are invited. Here is a schedule of events:

2:30 p.m.: Board Meeting with Board elections. This year, there are three seats up for vote: chairman and two directors.
4 p.m.: Hike into the McCormick Wilderness Area. Members will lead a hike to the west branch of the Yellow Dog River, where you can see amazing waterfalls. Wear good hiking shoes/boots and bring water.
6 p.m.: Potluck and Social. Bring a dish to pass and enjoy the campfire and surrounding forest. Bring your instruments for an impromptu jam session!

Directions to the Annual Meeting: Starting in Marquette, turn left onto County Road 550. Continue for 28 miles until you see the intersection of County Road 510. Turn left onto County Road 510. Continue for about 3.5 miles. Turn right onto County Road AAA. Continue for about 14.5 miles. The road will then intersect with the Ford Road. Stay straight and the road will begin to veer right. Follow the signs to YDWP’s Annual Meeting.

For more information call 906-345-9223 or email or visit the YDWP Web site.

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