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ATTENTION ARTISTS!

Crooked Tree Arts Center and the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council are seeking community members to help construct tee box art for the 24-hole River Road Sports Complex Disc Golf Course, on the south side of town.

Participation is easy:
  • Contact Anne Morningstar, and let her know you would like to create a work of art for the course. Group projects are available!
  • Choose the theme you would like to be inspired by. (See below)
  • Materials and instructions will be delivered to your work area, or you can make arrangements to pick up a form.
  • The tee boxes must be constructed out of concrete (material provided), and any other material(s) you so choose.
  • When your work of art is complete, contact Anne Morningstar. We will send someone to pick it up and deliver it to the appropriate location.
  • Visit the Disc Golf Course, play a round or two with friends and family to show off your creation!
  • BONUS: Receive $100 for completing 2 art projects!
Themes: Birds of Prey, Farming, Dark Sky Park, Fish/Whitefish, Fishing, Food, Fresh Water, Hemingway, Honeybees, Insects (aquatic), Lake Michigan, Little Traverse Bay Band of Indians, Logging, Lumbering, Mink, Odawa Tribe, Petoglyphs, Sky, The Great Lakes, Transportation, Trees, Turle, and Wild Flowers

For questions, comments, and/or more information, please contact Anne Morningstar. We look forward to you participation and submission!

Help us spread the word... Click here to download informational flyer.




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

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

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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

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

Thursday, April 24, 2014

|10:00 a.m. – 2:00pm
McLaren Northern Michigan, Cheboygan Campus
Entrance North of the Emergency Department

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

Saturday, April 26, 2014

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
In front of Antrim County Courthouse
E. Cayuga Street, Bellaire

Saturday, July 26, 2014

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

Saturday, September 6, 2014

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

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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

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


We will be accepting:

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




Michigan Inland Lakes Convention: Partnering to Protect Michigan's Inland Lakes

May 1-3, 2014
Boyne Mountain
Boyne Fall, Michigan

The inaugural Michigan Inland Lakes Convention presents an opportunity for lake enthusiasts, lake professionals, researchers, local government officials and anyone else interested in protecting our water resources to participate in three days of educational presentations and discussion, in-depth workshops, tours, exhibits and much more focused on Michigan’s 11,000 inland lakes. Convention sessions will cover a wide variety of topics, including aquatic invasive species management and control, natural shoreline management, Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program training, the latest in lake research, riparian rights and water law, and much more! The 2014 Michigan Inland Lakes Convention is brought to you by the Michigan Inland Lakes Partnership, launched in 2008 to promote collaboration to advance stewardship of Michigan’s inland lakes. The Convention is a cooperative effort of all of the Partner organizations, including the DEQ. Additional information is available on the Web at http://michiganlakes.msue.msu.edu/convention.



Volunteer Monitors Needed

No prior experience required! Free training.

Stream Monitoring TRAINING DAYSave

May 10, 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

May 17, 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

June 1, 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.




Lake Monitoring TRAINING DAY

Friday, May 23, 2014
10:00am - 12:00 Noon
Inland Waterway Museum ~ Downtown Alanson

Learn about water quality monitoring and take a moment to learn about the history of the Inland Waterway. During the indoor session of the training we will review the lake monitoring program and go over methods for data collection. Afterwards, volunteers will have an opportunity to practice monitoring procedures during a pontoon boat ride on Crooked Lake. At the completion of the training you will receive the necessary equipment and supplies to get you through a complete season of volunteer monitoring. To register for this training, please contact Kevin Cronk at kevin@watershedcouncil.org or call 231-347-1181 ext. 109.




Jordan River Bank Restoration

CNSP CEU Construction Project (six CEUs pending)
Friday June 13, 2014

This one-day, continuing education opportunity will provide Certified Natural Shoreline Professionals with hands-on experience constructing encapsulated soil lifts using the prefabricated, BioD-Block soil lift system. The project will repair an eroding bank on the Jordan River in Antrim County near Bellaire, MI. This session is hosted by the Antrim Conservation District and will be taught by active members of the Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership.

Registration opens April 13, 2014
Call to register: 231-533-8363
Registration fee: $70.00 (includes lunch)
\Make checks payable to: Antrim Conservation District
4820 Stover Road, Bellaire, MI 49615 Questions?

Please contact: Jane Herbert, MSU Extension Greening Michigan Institute, jherbert@anr.msu.edu 269-383-8852 or Heidi Shaffer, Antrim Conservation District, heidishaffer3@yahoo.com 231-533-8363






The Dam Facts: Water Levels in the Antrim Chain of Lakes

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Begins at 5:00 pm
Thurston Park, Central Lake
Free admission, open to the public. Wine and hors d'oeuvres following the program

Antrim County Operator of Dams and County Drain Commissioner, Mark Stone, will discuss the cause and effect of water levels in the Antrim Chain of Lakes. He'll provide an inside look at the management of water flow in the watershed, recent high-water events, naviga-tion issues, and the capabilities—and the limits—of the County's dams and court-ordered levels. A question and answer period will follow the presentation.

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

In Partnership with
Antrim Conservation District, and Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council


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



Outdoors in Antrim! Recreation in your Backyard

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
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

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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