Big Bay, Michigan – Rochelle Dale, Administrator of the Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve, spoke with Todd Pazz of the 8th Day Radio Show about the history and missing of the organization. The upcoming October 20th hike and the open annual meeting on November 7th were also discussed.
As explained by Roshelle Dale as well as their press release, the annual meeting of the Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve will be on November 7th from 6-9pm at the Ore Dock Brewing Company for an evening of celebration, education, and fundraising.
This year marks the group’s 23rd anniversary and each year they host a meeting of the membership to let supporters know of their activities, organizational changes, and to elect individuals to the Board of Directors.
Also this year the group is helping the National Park Service celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. During the evening, there will be a short presentation of this historic piece of legislation that has helped save rivers across the country. In addition, the unveiling of the Yellow Dog River Story Map will occur. A Story Map is an innovative multimedia tool that can be used to raise awareness for topics like the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.
A silent auction will focus on providing outdoor experiences as well as artwork, gift certificates, and gear as fundraising items. Llight refreshments and great
Ore Dock beer will be available as everyone jams out to the music of Everything Under the Sun. This local band prides themselves on performing a different show every time and focusing on stage presence, flawless sound, and genuine care for the crowds desire with a wide variety of music.
There is a suggested $5 donation at the door to help cover expenses. The door donation gets you an entry into a drawing for door prizes like a brand new Patagonia backpack and other sweet goodies. Questions contact 906-345-9223 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, there will be a challenging hike into the McCormick Wilderness Area to Bulldog Lake.
On October 20th, chairman, Chauncey Moran, will lead a 12-14 mile hike through the McCormick Wilderness Area to Bulldog Lake, the headwaters of the river. He and son Jeremiah scouted this route last year when they embarked on a several day walk of the entire length of the river, from Bulldog Lake to Lake Superior. Because of the rugged terrain and the fact that there is no trail, the October hike is limited to 10 participants, so register early to secure a spot by contacting email@example.com.