Appreciating Your Neighborhood Canada Geese

July 8, 2017

DNR offers tips for avoiding problems with beautiful but plentiful birds

Giant Canada Geese Once Thought Extinct Plentiful Around Michigan

Giant Canada Geese Once Thought Extinct Plentiful Around Michigan

Perhaps one of the most recognizable birds in Michigan is the large, regal-looking Canada goose. Once a rare sight in Michigan, Canada geese now are very plentiful in the state – so plentiful that some people tend to think of them as pests. The Department of Natural Resources reminds Michigan residents that, with a little patience, understanding and perseverance, homeowners can learn to respect and appreciate these beautiful birds.

The subspecies of goose that is most plentiful in Michigan is the giant Canada goose. Because they are so abundant, many would never suspect that the giant Canada goose subspecies nearly was extinct in the 1950s because of unregulated overhunting and wetland habitat loss.

In recent years, the giant Canada goose has experienced population explosions in areas throughout North America due, in part, to the success of wildlife management programs and the adaptability of these birds.… Read the rest

Guided Bike Tours July 14th, 21st, 28th Take Cyclists Through U.P. Countryside, into Michigan History

July 8, 2017

Contact: Troy Henderson, 906-475-7857

Guided Bike Tours Take Cyclists Through U.P. Countryside, into Michigan History

Man in DNR shirt points out sights to group sitting on rock overlooking town

The Michigan Iron Industry Museum’s popular Iron Ore Heritage Trail bike tours take cyclists on a journey to explore historic sites and discover stories of the Marquette Iron Range.

Registration is open for the Michigan Iron Industry Museum’s popular Iron Ore Heritage Trail bike tours. Offered July 14, 21 and 28, the tours take cyclists on an approximately five-hour, 16-mile journey to explore historic sites and discover stories of the Marquette Iron Range.

Tours begin and end in Negaunee at the Michigan Iron Industry Museum, site of the Carp River Forge, where iron mined on the Marquette Range first was forged in the 1840s. Led by museum historian Troy Henderson, the tour pedals to the Jackson Mine and then continues into Ishpeming, making several stops along the way, including Old Towne Negaunee and the site of the Pioneer Furnace.… Read the rest

Fall Turkey Hunting Applications On Sale July 1 Through Aug. 1

July 8, 2017

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters that the fall turkey hunting application period opens Saturday, July 1. Applications will be available through Aug. 1. The application fee is $5. Applications and licenses may be purchased at any authorized license agent or online at www.mdnr-elicense.com.

The 2017 fall turkey season runs Sept. 15 to Nov. 14. A total of 51,350 licenses are available, including 4,650 general licenses and 46,700 private-land licenses.

Information about fall turkey hunting can be found at www.michigan.gov/turkey. Fall turkey drawing results and leftover license availability also will be posted at this website Aug. 14.… Read the rest

Calendar – Films/Documentaries – BYO Dinner Event to Screen “Hacksaw Ridge” – July 11

July 8, 2017

Marquette Film fans are invited to enjoy a bring your own dinner film event with a screening of “Hacksaw Ridge” on Tuesday, July 11 at 6 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

“Hacksaw Ridge” tells the story of pacifist Desmond T. Dross, who enlists as an army medic during WWII. Based on a true story, he was the first man to receive a medal of honor without firing a shot. This 2016 historical drama is rated R and runs 2 hours and 19 minutes.

There is no admission charge thanks to sponsorship by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318. … Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Teen Zone Chill at the Library – July 11

July 8, 2017

Marquette – Teen Zone Chill at the Library will be held on Tuesday, July 11 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Peter White Public Library.

Grab a snack and a friend or two, and chill out in a comfortable, air-conditioned booth at the library. Play board games, work on the community jigsaw puzzle, or browse through the teen book shelves. Lemonade and iced tea will be provided.

Grades 7 to 12 are welcome. The event is free of charge. For more information, call 226-4321 or visit www.pwpl.info.… Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – 2’s and 3’s Story Time – July 11

July 8, 2017

Marquette – 2’s and 3’s Story Time will be offered on Tuesday, July 11 from 10:30 to 11 a.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Children ages 2 and 3 will enjoy stories, finger plays, songs and activities. The event is free. For more information, call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.… Read the rest

Calendar – Education – NCLL Informational Tour of Lambros and LaBonte Parks – Registration Deadline – July 11

July 8, 2017

Marquette – The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will offer an informational tour of Lambros and LaBonte Parks, along with the accessible kayak launch, on Wednesday, July 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. beginning at Lambros Park on N. Lakeshore Boulevard in Marquette.

Jon Swenson, assistant director of the Marquette Parks and Recreation Department, will lead the program where participants will learn about Marquette’s newest park by the Dead River. They will venture across the street, where Allen Beauchamp will demonstrate the kayak launch, accessing his kayak from his wheelchair. The final stop will be LaBonte Park, a pocket park with a waterfall.

The cost is $3 for NCLL members and $8 for non-members. Register by July 11 by calling 227-2979. For more information, contact liaison Marge Forslin at 869-4791. … Read the rest

Calendar – Groups – Annual DNR/DEQ Retiree’s Picnic – July 11

July 8, 2017

Marquette – The annual DNR/DEQ Retiree’s picnic will be held on Tuesday, July 11 beginning at noon, at the Pavilion at Presque Isle Park in Marquette.

All DNR and DEQ Retiree’s and spouses are invited to attend. Brats, burgers, pulled pork, coffee, pop, and lemonade will be provided. Please bring a dish to pass.

For more information, contact Ann and Mark Feldhauser, 906-346-9511 or Darlene Kyto, 906-249-3069.… Read the rest

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