Posts Tagged ‘on the water’

Baby’s Breath

At first glance, you might recognize Baby’s Breath, its the little white flower that is usually used as a filler flower in bouquets at special events. Very few people know the true negative impact this small flower has had on the dunes regions in the Great Lakes Region particularly along Lake Michigan. The origin of…

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The Great Lakes

The Great Lakes Region is composed of five great lakes(Michigan, Huron, Ontario, Erie, and Superior), one small lake(Lake St.Clare), the St Lawrence seaway, and four connecting channels. Forty million residents of the United States and Canada depend on this system for clean drinking water. According to NOAA ” The Lakes draw $4 billion in recreation…

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Michigan Water Issues

The Great Lakes are a force to reckon with when it comes to freshwater. According to the United States, Environmental Protection Agency, “The Great Lakes hold 20 percent of the world’s freshwater and 84 percent of the drinkable freshwater in North America.” With this bountiful natural resource at our fingertips comes great responsibility, opportunities, and…

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Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species

There are quite a few invasive species that call the Great Lakes their home, here are some of the top aquatic ones to look out for next time you are on the water…. Zebra Mussel Zebra Mussels get their name by the black stripe that is on the back of their shells, these mussels can…

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OTW: Review of the 2019 field season

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On the Water which is funded by Consumers Energy has only been an implemented program for four months. In that short amount of time, this program has shown that it is committed to giving volunteers opportunities to give back to their local watersheds while bringing education and awareness during the event. These one-time events can…

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Flint River Clean-up

This past Saturday, October 12th On the Water which is funded by Consumer Energy and the U of M Flint’s Wildlife Club partnered to clean up the Flint River on the U of M Flint campus. Three volunteers braved the chilly temperatures to come to help out their local river. In two short hours, 100lbs…

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Another successful event for On the Water!

This past Saturday On the Water which is funded by Consumers Energy teamed up with the City of Charlotte, and Eaton Conservation District for the 16th Annual Charlotte River Conservation Day. Over 35 volunteers came out to clean up their local river and to help maintain the rain garden. Between 150 and 200lbs of trash…

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OTW: 16th Annual Charlotte River Conservation Day

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The small town of Charlotte is located in the Battle Creek Watershed, this watershed covers 196,750 acres/307 square miles in northern Calhoun, southeastern Barry, and southern Eaton counties. Land use consists primarily of agriculture followed with forestland, wetland, and urban/rural/non-farm. Since the main land use is agriculture non-point source population is the main concern in…

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Stewardship Day at Shiawassee River State Game Area

On Saturday, September 21 On the Water(OTW) which is funded by Consumers Energy Foundation teamed up with MI Birds and the DNR to host a Stewardship Day at Shiawassee River State Game Area. The objective of this event was to clean up trash in and along the Bad River which is a sub-watershed of the…

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Stewardship Day at Shiawassee River State Game Area this weekend

There are 63 major watersheds and 267 sub watersheds in the state of Michigan. The Shiawassee River watershed is a sub-watershed of the Saginaw Bay Basin. It is located in central Michigan southwest of Saginaw. It connects with several other river systems, including the Flint River, Cass River and Titabawassee River and flows northeast into…

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