This is the fourth and final in a series of conversations with our 2020 Huron Pines AmeriCorps members. We talk highlights, takeaways, and what their average days have been like in a not-so-average service year. Ever drawn to water, Nick Theisen relished the days he spent monitoring the quality of Northern Michigan streams by collecting and identifying aquatic insects. … More Q&A with Huron Pines AmeriCorps Member Nicolas Theisen
Michigan’s most endangered species is also one of the state’s smallest animals. The Hungerford’s crawling water beetle is smaller than a watermelon seed and its numbers are so few that Michigan’s entire beetle population—which is virtually every known Hungerford’s crawling water beetle on Earth—could fit in the cupped palms of your hands. … More Beyond Rare: Restoring a River for Michigan’s Endangered Beetle
Huron Pines will break ground the week of June 22 on a project to correct seasonal flooding problems and improve fish passage on Gilchrist Creek at Harwood Road southeast of Atlanta. The roadway will be closed for an estimated six weeks as a set of three undersized culverts are removed and replaced with a new … More Restoration Work to Begin on Gilchrist Creek
It’s the middle of the night, in the middle of nowhere, and you’re jockeying for a spot on the bank of the Au Sable River where trophy trout lie in wait. Fishing June’s legendary “hex hatch” means staying up late and timing your trip just right for the moment Michigan’s giant mayfly, Hexagenia limbata, emerges … More Give Invasive Plants the Brush Off
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?
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
Huron Pines offering grants for groups in Rifle River watershed By Tim Barnum | firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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!
Huron Pines takes an ecosystem approach to protecting and restoring wildlife habitat. Through activities like installing instream habitat structure, we are sustaining diverse Michigan river systems that provide refuge for fish and other wildlife. At the core of our work is a dedication to promoting wise stewardship of our most critical coastal and inland landscapes. … More INSTREAM HABITAT
The Pigeon River is now flowing freely for the first time in more than a century after removal of the Song of the Morning Dam! Because of the incredible teamwork and collaboration of so many partners and project funders, fish like brook trout, brown trout and steelhead can now reach upstream habitat previously blocked by … More VIDEO: THE PIGEON RIVER MADE WHOLE