Monday, August 16, 2010

Our AuSable River - How healthy is it now?

Discerning the Health of the AuSable River. THURSDAY, AUGUST 19 7:00pm-8:30pm

The last several years, volunteers have organized under a Gahagan Nature Preserve initiative to monitor the health of the upper AuSable River Watershed. The group has collected aquatic bugs (Benthic Macro Invertebrates), using what we know about various species to learn what type of water quality we have and to provide a baseline for the future. Join Tom Dale, Gahgan's Environmental Educator and Project Leader for an enlightening presentation at Roscommon' s AuSable River Center, 211 N. Main Street.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Last Week for Photo Contest

Gahagan Preserve's photo contest period has been going on for two weeks now but there there is still this week left. Take a picture in the large pines, along Tank Creek, within the wetlands, by the springs or anywhere in the preserve and enter by August 23. winners get a prize, some recognition and a bit of pride. Judging is done by local professionals. Go to for details.

Need inspiration? Here is Karen Ehinger's winner from last year.

Monday, August 9, 2010


Wednesday of this week finds Geologist Ty Black coming to the cabin at 7 PM to tell us about karst formations in northeast Michigan. You'll find these sinkhole features interseting - bet you climb in the car soon after for the quick drive to the Presque Isle County area.

Bonus! Ty is the expert when it comes to area's karsts.