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

COMMUNITY GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP TO TAKE PLACE NOVEMBER 1

Huron Pines offering grants for groups in Rifle River watershed By Tim Barnum | news@arenacindependent.com 989-387-9140 Posted 10/14/16 ARENAC COUNTY — Organizations that promote conservation or economic development in Ogemaw and Arenac counties can apply for grants from Huron Pines to help with a specific project within the Rifle River watershed. Huron Pines Community Program … More COMMUNITY GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP TO TAKE PLACE NOVEMBER 1

CALLING ALL RIFLE RIVER WATERSHED CONSERVATION CHAMPIONS!

The Rifle River Prosperity Network is excited to announce a brand new Mini-Grants opportunity for the communities of the Rifle River Watershed. With financial support and commitment from the Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network (WIN), a total of $15,000 is available for projects that: Preserve and protect the forests, waters and wildlife of the Rifle River Watershed … More CALLING ALL RIFLE RIVER WATERSHED CONSERVATION CHAMPIONS!

FROG-BIT CHALLENGE CONTINUES THROUGH SEPTEMBER 22

“We’re so excited that volunteers have already pulled more than 3,500 pounds of invasive European frog-bit from Michigan’s waters through Huron Pines’ Frog-Bit Challenge,” explains Dylan Goodell, Huron Pines AmeriCorps member. “By hand-pulling frog-bit from shallow shoreline areas of rivers and lakes, these caring individuals are helping to keep our Great Lakes ecosystems healthy.” The … More FROG-BIT CHALLENGE CONTINUES THROUGH SEPTEMBER 22

KW CONSERVATION TEAM TAKES FLIGHT

On March 31, 2016 the Kirtland’s Warbler Conservation Team was officially launched! This group will steward the communication and cooperation among a diverse set of partners to ensure the long-term sustainability of the Kirtland’s Warbler and its breeding, wintering and migratory habitats. They carry on the tradition of the Kirtland’s Warbler Recovery Team to share … More KW CONSERVATION TEAM TAKES FLIGHT

2016 KIRTLAND’S WARBLER WEEKEND A SUCCESS

The Kirtland’s Warbler Weekend on June 3–4 delivered an economic boost to the Roscommon area, drawing people from as far away as California, Pennsylvania, New York, South Carolina and Florida! This event brings an awareness to the endangered songbird that will ensure its ability to thrive for generations to come. Although the Kirtland’s Warbler has … More 2016 KIRTLAND’S WARBLER WEEKEND A SUCCESS

SPRING CELEBRATION HONORS KEY PARTNERS, FOCUSES ON CONNECTIONS

Huron Pines gathered with partners and supporters at Sojourn Lakeside Resort on May 13th to celebrate all of the great conservation and community work happening in Northeast Michigan. Good food, drinks and discussions were followed by brief presentations from our Executive Director Brad Jensen and Associate Director Lisha Ramsdell, who spoke on the importance of … More SPRING CELEBRATION HONORS KEY PARTNERS, FOCUSES ON CONNECTIONS

THE 2016 KIRTLAND’S WARBLER FESTIVAL GOES WORLDWIDE

Guest article by Bill Radtke, Michigan Department of Natural Resources There’s a new addition to the lineup for the 2016 Kirtland’s Warbler Festival being held in Roscommon on Saturday, June 4—members of the local Amateur Radio Community (Ham Radio)! The Ham Radio operators will be operating a Special Event Radio Station (SES) on the grounds … More THE 2016 KIRTLAND’S WARBLER FESTIVAL GOES WORLDWIDE

BAY AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION INVESTS IN THE AU GRES

Momentum for the restoration and protection of clean water and our region’s great outdoor opportunities continues to build. Huron Pines was recently awarded $7,500 from the Saginaw Bay Watershed Restoration Fund of the Bay Area Community Foundation to help residents in the Au Gres River Watershed improve land and water stewardship practices and to involve … More BAY AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION INVESTS IN THE AU GRES