Let Us Know How You Are Spending Your Winter

Are the cold, snowy days calling you outdoors? Where are you and your family finding winter fun this season? There are many great ways to experience “Up North” Michigan in the winter months, tell us what activities you enjoy most.  Just make sure to have the hot cocoa ready when everyone comes back inside!

 Don’t forget to check out the Sturgeon River Preserve this winter!

Families Find Fun Geocaching at the Sturgeon River Preserve!

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using a GPS device (handheld GPS unit or GPS-enabled smart phone) played by people around the world.  Participants navigate to a given set of latitude and longitude coordinates, then attempt to find the cache (container) hidden at that location.  Geocaches can vary greatly in size and appearance—they can be anything from a 5-gallon bucket to a film canister.

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A Letter from the Executive Director

Dear Friends and Supporters,

Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. We know there’s a lot going on in your world. Sometimes it’s hard to prioritize what is most important when everything is pulling at you equally. Even for a small part of your day, like the few minutes it will take to read these words, there are other things you could be doing – so we thank you for caring about conservation in northeast Michigan today! Continue reading

Off the Map: Take a Little Hike

By Michael Jones Special to the Herald Times

DOVER TWP. — Don’t have time to hike the scenic trails in the Pigeon River Country State Forest? Don’t worry.

Thanks to the HeadWaters Land Conservancy, a 40-acre preserve just west of the Pigeon in Dover Township opened to the public this year and features two short hiking loops.

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