Bring Out the Good Bugs With Native Plants

Picture a spring when mosquitoes and blackflies are free of predators. Swarms of biting bugs take over campsites and patios, unfettered by swooping swallows or dive-bombing bats because there are none. Chances are you’ve had a perfectly good camping trip or backyard picnic spoiled by bugs before but, in the absence of natural predators, they … More Bring Out the Good Bugs With Native Plants

What Is Stormwater?

Welcome to the first installment of The Nature of Things, a monthly discussion with Huron Pines on environmental and conservation-related topics. This column is shared with newspapers across Northeast Michigan to help build an understanding within the communities we work in hopes of engaging future partners and volunteers in shared conservation goals. By Chris Engle … More What Is Stormwater?

Huron Pines Coastal Office Opens in Alpena

Ribbon cutting and open house slated for Feb. 19 Huron Pines, an environmental nonprofit organization based in Gaylord, has made a second home in Alpena where it will continue directing its conservation focus toward communities along the Lake Huron coastline. A ribbon cutting with the Alpena Chamber of Commerce will be held at 1pm Feb. … More Huron Pines Coastal Office Opens in Alpena

Letter of Appreciation – A Kirtland’s Warbler Conservation Success Story

Huron Pines sincerely thanks the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the U.S. Forest Service and the Michigan DNR for their commitment to and success in bringing the Kirtland’s Warbler back from the brink of extinction, and now to the point that it can be removed from the Endangered Species list. … More Letter of Appreciation – A Kirtland’s Warbler Conservation Success Story

Huron Pines Hosts First Artist-in-Residence at Hubbard Lake

Northern Michigan visual artist Sarah Tule has been selected as the first artist to participate in the Huron Pines Artist-in-Residence Program at the Hubbard Lake Nature Preserve. As part of her two-week stay at the preserve this fall, Tule will be hosting a plein air watercolor class on Saturday, October 5, 10:00am-12:00pm. … More Huron Pines Hosts First Artist-in-Residence at Hubbard Lake

Vibrant Communities 2019

Huron Pines is going back to school in a big way. Environmental Education Coordinator Emily Vogelgesang spent her summer synthesizing student data, coordinating with teachers and planning the next steps for our growing education program. With projects in full swing across five school districts, we have our pencils sharpened and our clipboards ready for the fall. … More Vibrant Communities 2019

Healthy Water 2019

Restoration Milestones  The Huron Pines staff has been getting their feet wet in the waterways of Northern Michigan for over 45 years. That’s over four decades of patching up waders, pulling trucks out of the mud and fighting off black flies to restore the highest priority stretches of stream in the region.  Prioritizing each site … More Healthy Water 2019

Community Events Connect Health, Wellness and Conservation

Huron Pines is working together with healthcare professionals from Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital and Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital to launch an event series taking place in Grayling and Gaylord this summer.In an effort to support personal and environmental health, the organizations came together to develop events that would get people active, outside and exploring nature. … More Community Events Connect Health, Wellness and Conservation