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Earth Day, Every Day
April 17 - 23, 2017
North Central Michigan College and throughout the local community
Earth Day Every Day serves to honor the many people and organizations in Northern Michigan who, every day, instill the principles of Earth Day into the life of our community.
The Goals of Earth Day, EveryDay
City Park Grill Fundraiser Night
May 24, 2017
4:00pm - 9:00pm
City Park Grill, Lake Street, Petoskey, MI 49770
In celebration of their 20th Anniversary, the City Park Grill in Petoskey is graciously donating 20% of all dinner sales on Wednesday, May 24th to Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council. Now that's a deliciously easy way to make a donation. Hope to see you there!
PS. It's also Restaurant Week in Petoskey that night!
For more information about
the POD Program, visit www.pillsinthepod.com
The POD Program is a multicounty-wide medication drug-take back initiative to provide a convenient and environmentally sound way for residents to properly dispose of medications. Residents may safely dispose of prescription, over-the-counter pharmaceuticals, and personal care products for free during POD Drop-off Events. By using the POD Program and properly disposing of unwanted medications, you will help us keep our rivers and drinking water clean and our communities and families safe.
Volunteer Stream Monitoring - TRAINING DAY
May 13, 2017
9:00am - 2:00pm
Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, 426 Bay Street, Petoskey
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. You will also learn about the impacts of aquatic invasive species and how to identify them. A hands-on practicum on the Bear River is included so that volunteers can “get their feet wet” before going into the field.
Volunteer Stream Monitoring - FIELD DAY
May 20, 2017
Time varies depending on team (Usually monitoring takes about a half day to complete.)
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.
Volunteer Lake Monitoring - TRAINING DAY
May 25, 2017
10:00am - 12:00 Noon
Inland Waterway Museum ~ Downtown Alanson
One of our longest running programs, volunteer lake monitoring involves collecting water quality data once a week during the summer months to help us assess the health of our lakes. During the indoor session of the training, we will review the lake monitoring program and go over data collection methods. 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 complete a season of volunteer lake monitoring.
Volunteer Stream Monitoring - INDOOR IDENTIFICATION DAY
June 4, 2017
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.
$10 in advance
$15.00 at the door
All seats are general admission.
visit the Bay View Box Office, or purchase tickets online.
Painted Land: In Search of the Group of Seven
Award winning documentary screening & fundraiser
July 22, 2017
7:00pm - 9:30pm
John M. Hall Auditorium, 1725 Encampment Ave., Bay View, MI 49770
The Bay View Association, Crooked Tree Arts Center, North Central Michigan College, Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, and Lake Superior Watershed Conservancy have teamed up to bring Painted Land - In Search of the Group of Seven to Petoskey. This film has significant cultural, educational, and environmental undertones as it explores the world-famous Group of Seven painters and the locations they painted around Lake Superior.
The award winning film will be introduced in person by renowned writers, photographers, and adventurers Gary and Joanie McGuffin. After the film viewing the audience will be invited to an afterglow and have the opportunity to meet Gary and Joanie in person, as well as explore booths from the coordinating organizations.