These stories highlight just some of the wonderful things happening in the Saginaw Bay Watershed that support the Americas Great Outdoor philosophy of recreation through conservation.
Arrow Federal dollars ignite new partnership for Kirtland's warbler conservation

Federal dollars are igniting a new conservation partnership in northeast Michigan. Huron Pines, a nonprofit organization, recently received $171,000 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Joint Venture Habitat Restoration and Protection Program (Joint Venture Program)......Huron County MORE

Arrow Partners for Fish & Wildlife  

The Partners for Fish & Wildlife program works with private landowners to improve fish and wildlife habitat on their lands. We are leaders in voluntary, community-based stewardship for fish and wildlife conservation.....Huron County MORE

Arrow DEQ Announces $342,141 in Water Trail Grants  

The Michigan Office of the Great Lakes today announced $342,141 in Coastal Zone Management grants awarded to 10 coastal communities, nonprofit organizations and universities for projects that comprehensively plan for local, regional or statewide coastal water trails along the Great Lakes.....Huron County MORE

Arrow Cass River Greenway cleans up six miles of river!  

The annual Cass River Cleanup was once again a big success! Fifty willing volunteers showed up to remove everything from beer cans to old tires from the Cass River, clearing six miles of junk and debris.....Huron County MORE

Arrow Native plants boost conservation benefits, strengthen wildlife populations  

Native plants in many parts of the U.S. are struggling because of changes in land use and climate, posing problems for the wildlife species that depend on them for sustenance and sanctuary.....Huron County MORE

Arrow Agriculture Chairwoman Stabenow Announces Support for Gladwin and Clare Counties to Purchase Equipment for Community Kitchens

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced Rural Development Grants for the counties of Clare and Gladwin.....Huron County MORE

Arrow Saginaw Bay Birding Website  

The goals of the "Saginaw Bay Area Birding" website are to: Maintain an on goiing birding list, season by season, of bird observation in the SBA....Huron County MORE

Arrow Eastern Lower Peninsula water bodies stocked with nearly 1.7 million walleye

The Department of Natural Resources announced today its annual walleye pond harvest and stocking of walleye fingerlings in east-central and northeast Michigan has been completed. The DNR Fisheries Division’s Southern Lake Huron Management Unit stocked nearly 1.7 million walleye fingers in 30 inland lakes located in 20 counties......Huron County MORE

Arrow Flint River stream obstruction removals highlighted in fisheries management newsletter

The removal of several stream obstructions on the Flint River by the Department of Natural Resources and several partners is critical in providing valuable habitat for aquatic species located there and restoring navigation......Huron County MORE

Arrow NRCS helps build resiliency to climate change  

As experts predict growing climate changes in the United States, the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service offers a variety of practices, programs and studies that help landowners build resiliency to its effects.....Huron County MORE

Arrow Latest NRCS Science and Technology Helps Agriculture Mitigate Climate Change  

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has developed the world’s largest soil carbon dataset to help producers and planners estimate the impacts of conservation practices on soil carbon levels. USDA is committed to reducing agriculture’s carbon footprint, as Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack discussed in a June 5 address at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The Secretary outlined USDA’s modern solutions for environmental challenges....Huron County MORE

Arrow How much do you know about pollinators?  

The produce section of grocery stores would be rather empty without the hard work of bees, birds, butterflies, bats and other pollinators. More than 80 percent of the world’s plants need pollinators to survive, including many that provide the food we eat. But today, many pollinators are in trouble. That’s why NRCS works with private landowners to create habitat for pollinators on farms, ranches and in forests...Huron County MORE

Arrow Local Bear Sighting, Fly Fishing, Special Thanks, and You!  
SBLC Logo The SBLC recently received word that since our June 5th prescribed burn on our Saganing Nature Preserve and neighboring Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe land there has been multiple sightings of a black bear (sow) and cub. What compelling evidence of habitat restoration in motion! Remember, acting responsibly and respecting habitat is key in avoiding unwanted human-animal conflict. Proceed with caution!...Huron County MORE
Arrow Genesee Conservation District Kearsley/Swartz Creek Watershed Phosphorus Reduction Project Overview PDF Download
Genesee Conservation Distric The Genesee Conservation District (GCD) has contracted with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to protect local streams and reduce phosphorus pollution loading to the Saginaw Bay Watershed. This will be accomplished by enlisting farmers in the NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) in the Kearsley Creek and Swartz Creek Watersheds...Huron County MORE
Arrow USDA- NRCS Michigan Conservation Notes PDF Download
USDA-NRC's Notes

Twenty four high school teams from across the state will converge on the campus of Michigan State University on May 8 to compete in the Michigan Envirothon state competition. The overall winner of the event will go on to compete on the campus of a different MSU in August at the Canon North American Envirothon...Huron County MORE

Arrow Kawkawlin River Watershed PDF Download
KawKawlin River Watershed

The Kawkawlin River Watershed (144,000) is located in the western coastal basin of the Saginaw Bay. The project purpose is to reduce phosphorus and bacteria entering the Kawkawlin River and accelerating the remediation of the Saginaw Bay. Funding for the project is provided through section 319 of the Clean Water Act and guided by the Kawkawlin River Watershed Plan. ...Huron County MORE

Arrow Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Adds 180 Acres to Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge PDF Download
Restoration Act 180

Twenty four high school teams from across the state will converge on the campus of Michigan State University on May 8 to compete in the Michigan Envirothon state competition. The overall winner of the event will go on to compete on the campus of a different MSU in August at the Canon North American Envirothon...Huron County MORE

Arrow Birds, Adventure, Habitat and You!

The Saginaw Bay Birding Trail (SBBT) is a new joint project between the Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy and Michigan Audubon.  The 142-mile auto trail runs from Port Crescent State Park to Tawas Point State Park along the Saginaw Bay, and includes SBLC nature preserves, state and federal land, and even county parks. The seasons, diverse habitats, miles of shoreline, and extensive natural areas make it a birder’s paradise!
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Arrow Great Lakes Basin Fish Habitat Partnership

The mission of the GLBFHP is to protect, restore, and enhance fish habitat in the Great Lakes Basin by providing leadership, coordination, and collaboration with existing and future partners....Huron County MORE

Arrow Genesee Tree Program
Genesee Conservation District

The Genesee Conservation District Tree Program began in the summer of 2009, with the labor intensive street tree inventory program. The inventory was generously funded by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) through an Urban Community Forestry Grant (UCFG). ... Huron County MORE

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