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Waganakising Bay Day
August 19, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Bayfront Park, Petoskey, MI
Free admission. Public Welcome.
Celebrate Little Traverse Bay! Join us for a family-friendly water festival at Bayfront Park with hands-on activities for kids. Learn from Northern Michigan's environmental experts on wildlife, water quality, stewardship, and recreation. Crafts, demonstrations, and much more!
Bear River Cleanup
August 20, 2017
12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Bayfront Park, Petoskey, MI
Meet at the Bear River Shelter, Quaintance Avenue, Petoskey (Entrance across from City Hall)
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. Free t-shirt and light meal for all pre-registered volunteers!
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Drug Drop-off Events
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.
Citizen Scientists Wanted! Become a Volunteer Stream Monitor
Volunteer Stream Monitoring - Training
Saturday, September 16, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council - board room
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. A hands-on practicum on the Bear River is included, so that volunteers can “get their feet wet” before going into the field. Training session is free and a light lunch is provided.
For more information or to register for this event, please contact Matt at 231-347-1181 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Stream Monitoring - Field Day
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Various locations throughout Northern Michigan
Each team will decide what hours to collect. If you have completed the stream monitoring training, you can be added to a team. 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 contact Matt at 231-347-1181 or email email@example.com
Volunteer Stream Monitoring - Indoor Identification Day
Sunday, October 1, 2017
12:00 Noon - 3:00 pm
North Central Michigan College, Health Education & Science Center Building, Room 335.
Volunteer teams gather at the Science Building on the North Central Michigan College campus in Petoskey to sort and identify aquatic macroinvertebrates collected in the field. For more information contact Matt at 231-347-1181 or email firstname.lastname@example.org