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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.



Beach Rangers NEEDED!

Avian Botulism Shoreline Monitoring Workshop

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club - Main Clubhouse

Join us for a free workshop on monitoring avian botulism outbreaks no our Lake Michigan shoreline. We will explain why it is important to understand the conditions that lead to avian botulism and the corrective actions that can help reduce the spread of the toxin that can potentially claim the lives of thousands of birds each year. Monitoring kits and instructions will be provided.

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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