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Coast Watchers Community Science Training

April 20: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

As we celebrate our 50th year of natural resource protection in Northern Michigan, we are doubling down on our community-driven approach to conservation. Join us in our second year to bring Coast Watchers back to Northeast Michigan. Coast Watchers are part of a dedicated group that monitors sections of the Lake Huron shoreline on a weekly basis to gather data and help Huron Pines, our partners and local leaders make decisions in managing these important places. 

New this year, we will be adding an opportunity to conduct frequent monitoring at potential piping plover nesting sites during their migration from the first week of May to the last week of June 2023.

There is no prior experience or supplies needed and we are flexible on the time commitment. We are ultimately hoping to get more eyes on the ground along any part of the Lake Huron Coastline to contribute to data collection.

This training will be held at the Starlite Beach Pavilion in Alpena from 3-5pm on April 20th, 2023.


Please contact for more information or with any questions.

These programs are funded by the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act, the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan and the Lake Huron Forever Initiative.


We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully. It is a priority for Huron Pines to ensure that our communications and programming are available and accessible to everyone. Please contact if you have any questions about accessibility or believe barriers remain.

We recognize that accessibility is not always possible in every area of our work. Our efforts are ongoing. Through a commitment to continued learning and understanding, we will strengthen our awareness of the barriers and inequities that exist at the individual and community levels, in order to advance more equitable opportunities to experience the outdoors in our region.


April 20
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm