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July 16, 2016
A Whale of a Sale
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
NEW LOCATION - 7580 S. State Road, Harbor Springs
The annual Whale of a Sale is a huge rummage sale for water recreation lovers and a large fundraiser for Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council. Items include boats, kayaks, canoes, water toys, life vests, fishing gear, diving gear, and more! Live auction for boats and larger items starts at noon, but a "buy now" price is listed on each item until the auction begins.
Do you have items to donate?
You may drop off items at one of these locations by July 8th.
July 19, 2016
37th Annual Membership Meeting
9:30 am - 12:00 Noon
North Central Michigan College, 1515 Howard Street, Petoskey
Library Conference Room
Join us for a brief membership meeting followed by a presentation by our Policy Director, Jennifer McKay. Learn about the Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board and what is being done to help protect Michigan’s water resources from pipeline spills. Enjoy light refreshments while you mingle with staff, board members and fellow Watershed Council members. Please RSVP by July 12th by calling Sandy at (231) 347-1181.
August 13, 2016
Healing the Bear - Bear River Cleanup
9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Meet at the Bear River Shelter, Quaintance Ave., entrance across from City Hall
Join us for this fun event as we remove trash along the river from Walloon Lake Village Park to the Petoskey Waterfront.
Volunteers of all ages and abilities are invited to walk, wade, or canoe as they pick up trash and debris from the area surrounding the Bear River. Breakfast, lunch, and t-shirts are free for volunteers! Meet at 9:30am at Petoskey’s Bear River Shelter. Pre-registration is encouraged to help plan for this event. Please call Matt at (231) 347-1181 or email email@example.com.
BEACH RANGERS NEEDED!
September 8, 2016
Avian Botulism Monitoring - Volunteer Training Workshop
4:00 pm -6:00 pm
Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council - Board Room
426 Bay Street, Petoskey, MI 49770
Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council and the Emmet County Lakeshore Association will host a free “Beach Ranger” workshop on Wednesday, September 8 from 4:00 - 6:00p.m. at the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council office, downtown Petoskey. Shoreline property owners on Lake Michigan and Little Traverse Bay, as well as beach walkers in Charlevoix and Emmet County are invited to learn more about avian botulism outbreaks and how they can assist in monitoring the bird die-off this fall.
The Beach Ranger Training Workshop will provide an overview of avian botulism (what causes it, which birds are affected, management recommendations), monitoring protocols, and bird identification. Monitoring kits and instructions are provided. To register for the workshop, please call Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council at 231-347-1181 or e-mail Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information about avian botulism, visit www.watershedcouncil.org/avian-botulism.
September 17, 2016
Volunteer Stream Monitoring - Training Day
9:00am - 2:00pm
Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council office - 426 Bay Street, Petoskey
We are seeking citizen scientisist! No prior experience is necessary. Come learn about the various aspects of our stream monitoring program, general macroinvertebrate biology, and the equipment used to collect important data about the health of our local streams. Additionally, a portion of the training will focus on invasive species identification. A hands-on practicum on the Bear River is included so that volunteers can "get their feet wet" before going into the field. For more information or to sign-up to attend this free training, please call 231-347-1181 or email email@example.com
September 24, 2016
Volunteer Stream Monitoring - Field Day
9:00am - 2:00pm
At various assigned streams throughout our service area.
Volunteer teams collect a representative sample of the aquatic macroinvertebrate population for later identification and also note general stream conditions. Each team monitors two sites on the same river or stream. For more information about the training, please call 231-347-1181 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
October 2, 2016
Volunteer Stream Monitoring - Indoor Identification Day
12:00 Noon - 3:00pm
North Central Michigan College, 1515 Howard St., Petoskey
Volunteer teams will gather at the Health Education & Science Center Building in Room #335 to sort and identify aquatic macroinvertebrates that were collected in the field. For more information about the training, please call 231-347-1181 or email email@example.com
Boyne River volunteer stream monitors