Gallery: Cutting Cattail at Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary

Huron Pines AmeriCorps members and staff were among 25 volunteers working in chest-deep water to remove invasive cattail from Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary on Friday, June 25. They joined community volunteers, wetland restoration crew from Loyola University, and board members for the sanctuary and Thunder Bay River Center in clearing narrow-leaf cattail from the kayak launch … More Gallery: Cutting Cattail at Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary

Take on Invasives: Garlic Mustard

Picture a carpet of vegetation so dense that your legs become lost in a sea of green as you wade through the forest. The woodland wildflowers that used to bloom here are no more, lost to a flood of invasive plants. Gone too are the diverse insects that once clamored over every blossom and propagated those beloved native flowers. What’s left are trees and an understory of nothing but garlic mustard. … More Take on Invasives: Garlic Mustard

Meet the Aquatic Insects of the Upper Pigeon, Thunder Bay Rivers

Members of our water team — Amy Nowakowski, Josh Leisen and Samantha Nellis — surveyed six road/stream crossing sites in the watersheds of the Thunder Bay and Pigeon rivers last month. Their nets revealed a diverse assortment of aquatic insects, indicating healthy waters. Have a look at what they found in our gallery. … More Meet the Aquatic Insects of the Upper Pigeon, Thunder Bay Rivers