Tackling Invasive Frog-bit Along the Lake Huron Coast

There’s a battle underway along the Lake Huron coast. Through the combined efforts of Huron Pines staff,  student field trips and over 100 hours of local volunteer participation, over 10 tons of invasive European frog-bit have been removed from Alpena over the past 3 years. Despite these ambitious efforts, it’s likely frog-bit is here to … More Tackling Invasive Frog-bit Along the Lake Huron Coast

Educate, Entertain and Inspire with Better Stories

We closed out the 2017 Nonprofit Leaders Series in December with a presentation from Mark VanderKlipp of NorthSky Nonprofit Network. His workshop, “Better Stories by Design: Crafting Narratives that Stick,” focused on the different ways our own personal stories, and the stories or our organizations, can be used to educate, entertain or inspire others. Here’s … More Educate, Entertain and Inspire with Better Stories

Tawas Point Migration 2018, Birders Welcome

This article brought to you by our friends at the AuSable Valley Audubon.  In 2006, AuSable Valley Audubon members introduced an event to educate and celebrate with local governing powers and interested nature enthusiasts the impact and importance of a bird migration area named Tawas Point. Tawas Point State Park‘s peninsula is surrounded by sandy … More Tawas Point Migration 2018, Birders Welcome

Funding for Au Gres Stormwater Assessment Launches Latest Huron Pines Project to Improve Water Quality in Saginaw Bay

Grants awarded by Bay Area Community Foundation and Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network (WIN) will provide initial funding for a stormwater assessment in the city of Au Gres, on the Saginaw Bay. A $7,500 grant from the Saginaw Bay Watershed Restoration Fund at Bay Area Community Foundation and a $10,000 grant from Saginaw Bay WIN … More Funding for Au Gres Stormwater Assessment Launches Latest Huron Pines Project to Improve Water Quality in Saginaw Bay

We Need Your Comments: DNR Proposal Opens 6k+ Miles of Northern Michigan Trails to ORV Use

There’s still time for you to make your voice heard.The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is accepting comments until November 16, 2017 on recommendations to allow off-road vehicles access to thousands of miles of state forest roads across the northern Lower Peninsula. Huron Pines has real concerns about the long-term impact these decisions will have on … More We Need Your Comments: DNR Proposal Opens 6k+ Miles of Northern Michigan Trails to ORV Use

Huron Pines AmeriCorps: Celebrating a Decade of Service

The Huron Pines AmeriCorps program has been developing leaders in conservation since 2007. We’ve come a long way over the last decade, from 9 Huron Pines AmeriCorps members in our first year to 30 members at host sites across the state in 2017, and our efforts and growth have not gone unnoticed. In 2015, we … More Huron Pines AmeriCorps: Celebrating a Decade of Service

Invasive Species Education in the Field

On October 10,  6th graders from Tawas Area Schools spent the afternoon moving through six different hands-on stations to learn about the impact of invasive phragmites on the Great Lakes ecosystem. The event took place at St. Joseph Health System in Tawas City where a patch of phragmites has developed on hospital property. Huron Pines … More Invasive Species Education in the Field