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Date:
March 8
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
http://www.watershedcouncil.org/attend-an-event

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Age
Seniors, Adults

Venue

Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council
426 Bay Street
Petoskey, Michigan 49770 United States
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Phone:
2313471181
Website:
http://www.watershedcouncil.org

Heat up your winter afternoons with some warm conversation on hot topics.

Thursday, March 8, 2018
12:00pm-1:00pm
426 Bay Street, Petoskey, MI 49770

Legacy Fisheries

Join us for an overview of Fish Restoration projects being undertaken by the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Natural Resources Department. This exciting work includes Walleye egg collection, Lake Sturgeon research, and Cisco rehabilitation. For example, at the turn of the 20th century, Cisco dominated the forage base of Lake Michigan, supported extensive commercial and tribal subsistence fisheries, and played a vital role in the lake ecosystem. In the 1950s and 60s, Cisco populations crashed due to invasive species, poor water quality, and over-harvesting. Come hear about efforts to reverse these impacts and restore Cisco populations in Lake Michigan, along with other important fisheries work.

There is no charge to attend our Ice Breaker winter speaker series, but donations are welcome. All sessions are open to the public. Coffee/tea will be available. Limited seating available though, so pre-registration is highly recommended. To register for this event, please call (231) 347-1181.