Big Bay, Michigan – October 18, 2019 –The Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve will hold its 1st Annual Yellow Dog Dash on Saturday, October 19, 2019, in Big Bay, MI. “Fun and beauty of the woods this fall and run for a great cause. All registration donations go towards keeping our programs up and ‘running’!”
Sarah Heuer, program coordinator, joined Todd Pazz on the 8th Day Radio show on October 12th to explain the race detail for listeners. “Registration begins at 9:30am near the Yellow Dog bridge off County Road 510, approximately 4 miles off the paved 510/Triple A intersection. Watch for signage at the bridge, and you will be directed to a designated parking area.”
First aired October 12, 2019
Runners and walkers will participate in either a 5K or 10K dash starting at 11:00 a.m. on the Lizard Loppet Trail . There will be a kids ½ mile starting at 10:30 a.m. Participants can register at https://yellowdogwatershed.org/ or at the trail head starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Yellow Dog Bridge on CR 510. Entry fees benefit YDWP programs. The top 3 finishers will be awarded prizes in each event.
The organization invites everyone to stay after the race for a social gathering and potluck at the Yellow Dog’s Wilderness Camp. All “may bring a dish to pass, or beverages to share, and enjoy live music, a warm camp fire and great people in a beautiful wilderness area.”
No plastic water bottles should be brought to this event. Reusable water bottles/containers may be brought, and the YDWP will provide local spring water to quench your thirst!” For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 906-345-9223.
Additional news Sarah Heuer shared:
The Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve will host its 24th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at the Ore Dock Brewing Company in downtown Marquette. An open meeting of the membership begins at 6:00 p.m. with a potluck dinner following. Dan Rydholm will share loving memories, photos and stories of his mother, June Elsie Beltrame Rydholm starting at 7:00. Live music and a silent auction will finish out the evening’s celebration. This meeting is open to members, their guests, and the interested public. A suggested donation of $10 is appreciated to cover costs. For more information contact email@example.com or call 906-345-9223.
The Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve is an environmental organization in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, founded in 1995. YDWP owns and cares for over 2300 acres of forested property within the Yellow Dog Watershed. Our volunteer land stewardship program watches over these lands and any activities throughout the area. While our organization has always incorporated an education and outreach program, in 2016 we launched the YDWP Nature School to provide outdoor educational programs for local schools and public alike. Lastly, we are environmental advocates and work to protect the watershed from threats like sulfide mining or other threats that might be detrimental to the watershed’s health.