Huron Pines Receives $20k Grant from Consumers Energy Foundation to Support Student Stewardship

Place-based stewardship education involves learning through hands-on experiences that support the environment and community where a student lives. These efforts provide students with the knowledge and skills to become active stewards who can engage in natural resource protection and restoration. … More Huron Pines Receives $20k Grant from Consumers Energy Foundation to Support Student Stewardship

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

In 2018 alone, Huron Pines AmeriCorps members restored or improved 1,315 public river miles, 376 public trail miles and 30,909 public acres of land, and engaged 3,140 volunteers in almost 25,000 hours of service. Over more than a decade, the Huron Pines AmeriCorps program has helped cultivate the next generation of leaders in conservation. There’s nothing we enjoy more than hearing about where our alums have landed, so we thought we’d share a few stories with you. … More Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Michigan Artist Shares a Portion of February Sales to Support Huron Pines

In 2019, Sarah Tule found a new way for her art to support the natural resources that inspire her. Tule came to this decision, which she calls Art for Conservation, because she wanted a new way to use her art to give back. Each month 25% of the proceeds from the purchase of her artwork … More Michigan Artist Shares a Portion of February Sales to Support Huron Pines

Au Gres-Sims Students Conduct Research on Threatened Pitcher’s Thistle

Earlier this month, Au Gres-Sims students took their semi-annual trip to Big Charity Island, part of Michigan Islands National Wildlife Refuge (MINWR). The trip allows students to engage in hands-on field research—monitoring and collecting data on invasive and threatened plant species on the island. … More Au Gres-Sims Students Conduct Research on Threatened Pitcher’s Thistle

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