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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drug (POD)
Collection Event

9:00 a.m. -12:00 Noon
Emmet County Drop-Off Center
7363 Pleasantview Road, Harbor Springs

We will be accepting:

  • Prescription Drugs
  • Over-the-counter (OTC) Medicines
  • Pet Medicines
  • Nutritional Supplements and Vitamins
  • Skin Care Products and more

Click here to learn more about the concern of pharmaceuticals in our waters.  If you're unable to attend a collection event, there are a number of POD collection boxes located throughout Northern Michigan that offer free, convenient dispsoal. For complete information, visit www.pillsinthepod.com


Poop Sniffing Dog Demonstration August 4 & 5, 2014

"Super Sniffers" in the Park

Monday, August 4
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Pennsylvania Park, next to the Watershed Council, Downtown Petoskey

Tuesday, August 5
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
East Park, Downtown Charlevoix

The public is welcome to see Logan the "super sniffer" and his trainer in action during a free demonstration. Logan is a specially trained sewage sniffing dog that helps protect our water resources by identifying and locating human fecal contamination in storm drains that discharge into local lakes, rivers and streams. The event will include a meet and greet with Logan, followed by a presentation, demonstration, and question-and-answer session. The event is open to all ages.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Horace "Huffy" Huffman Commemorative Paddle

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
Location: Round Lake, Petoskey

Join Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, Little Traverse Conservancy, and Top of the Michigan Trails Council as we honor Horace "Huffy" Huffman, an influential leader whose passion for the outdoors left indelible fingerprints on all three organizations during his lifetime. This easy paddle will begin at the DNR boat launch on Powell Road and circumnavigate Round Lake with a brief stop to visit celebration booths at the new commemorative display and boat launch near the bike path. This event is free of charge. Pre-registration is required. Call the Watershed Council at 231-347-1181.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Outdoors in Antrim! Recreation in your Backyard

Begins at 5:00 p.m.
Alden Depot Park
Free admission. Open to the public. Wine and hors d'oeuvres following the program

Recreation abounds in Antrim County! Join Megan Olds and Brad Gerlach of Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy as they highlight two of the many new recreational opportunities in Antrim County: the Chain of Lakes and East Grand Traverse Bay Water Trail and the Glacial Hills Pathway & Natural Area. A variety of local recreational resources will also be available.

Sponsored by Grass River Natural Area, Three Lakes Association, Torch Lake Protection Alliance, Friends of Clam Lake and Intermediate Lake Association

In Partnership with the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy, Antrim Conservation District, and Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council


More information: 231-533-8314 or info@grassriver.org

August 13, 2014

Oden Island Pontoon Tour

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Ryde Marina, Alanson
Crooked Lake and Oden Island are full of natural features, history, and adventure. Join Water Resource Specialist Dan Myers, Ameri- Corps Volunteer Matt Claucherty, Pickerel-Crooked Lake Association’s Jan Quaine, and Little Traverse Conservancy’s Melissa Hansen for an educational pontoon ride. This is a relaxing tour for all abilities.

Limit: 18 participants
Fee: $20 member/$25 non-member
Pre-registration required, please call 231-347-1181.


August 20, 2014

Grass River Pontoon Tour

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Grass River Natural Area, Bellaire
oin us at for an interesting pontoon boat trip down the beautiful Grass River. Located in the Heart of the Chain of Lakes, the Grass River is a haven for plant and animal life. On this tour Watershed Council Program Director, Grenetta Thomassey and Mark Stone, Antrim County Operator of Dams and Drain Commissioner will explain an exciting “Large Woody Debris” project to address sedimentation issues. We will meet at the Grass River Natural Area, hear about the resource, then take a short walk to the dock to board the pontoons.

Limit: 15 participants
Fee: $20 member/$25 non-member
Pre-registration required, please call 231-347-1181.



August 23, 2014

10th “Healing the Bear” Bear River Cleanup

9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Bear River Shelter, Petoskey

Join us for this fun, family-friendly event as we remove trash along the river from Walloon Lake to the Petoskey Waterfront. Volunteers of all ages and abilities are invited to walk, wade, or canoe. Breakfast, lunch, and t-shirts are free for volunteers! Meet 9:30 a.m. at Petoskey’s Bear River Shelter. Pre-registration is required. Please call 231-347-1181 or email dan@watershedcouncil.org.














Saturday, September 6, 2014

Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drug (POD) Collection Event

9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
Boyne City Road Commission Garage
Just east of the Boyne City Public School football field

We will be accepting:

  • Prescription Drugs
  • Over-the-counter (OTC) Medicines
  • Pet Medicines
  • Nutritional Supplements and Vitamins
  • Skin Care Products and more

Click here to learn more about the concern of pharmaceuticals in our waters.  If you're unable to attend a collection event, there are a number of POD collection boxes located throughout Northern Michigan that offer free, convenient dispsoal. For complete information, visit www.pillsinthepod.com


Volunteer Monitors Needed

No prior experience required! Free training.

Stream Monitoring TRAINING DAYSave

September 13, 2014
9:00am - 1:00pm
Training consists of presentations about various aspects of the program and general macroinvertebrate biology, equipment and field data sheet review, and a hands-on practicum on the Bear River, so that volunteers can “get their feet wet." Coffee and snacks provided. Break taken for lunch on your own.

Stream Monitoring FIELD DAY

September 20, 2014
9:00am - 2:00pm

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.

Stream Monitoring IDENTIFICATION DAY

October 5, 2014
Noon - 3:00pm
Volunteer teams gather in room 262 of the Science Building on the North Central Michigan College Campus in Petoskey to sort and identify aquatic macroinvertebrate specimens collected in the field.

For more info or to register for one or more of these monitoring events, contact
Dan Myers at (231) 347-1181 or dan@watershedcouncil.org.



Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drug (POD) Collection Event

7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
McLaren Northern Michigan, Petoskey Campus
Hospital Circle Driveway - Entrance off Mitchell Street

We will be accepting:

  • Prescription Drugs
  • Over-the-counter (OTC) Medicines
  • Pet Medicines
  • Nutritional Supplements and Vitamins
  • Skin Care Products and more

  • This location will also be accepting sharps, cell phones, shoes, eyeglasses, and hearing aids for proper disposal/recycling.

Click here to learn more about the concern of pharmaceuticals in our waters.  If you're unable to attend a collection event, there are a number of POD collection boxes located throughout Northern Michigan that offer free, convenient dispsoal. For complete information, visit www.pillsinthepod.com

Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council • 426 Bay Street, Petoskey, MI 49770
PH: (231) 347-1181 • Fax: (231) 347-5928 • www.watershedcouncil.org
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