Northern Michigan Environment & Preservation Articles

Open-Water Swimming in Northern Michigan is Epic & Beautiful

Open water swimming in Lake Michigan and other Northern Michigan lakes and bays is stunning, transformative and challenging. Dedicated open water...

TC Resident Explores 77 Michigan Campgrounds in 6 Months

A woman and her dog are spending five to six months on the road, visiting each of the state’s 77 rustic state forest campgrounds, and gathering...

How Waterfront Homeowners Can Assess & Reduce Lake Pollution

A survey created by Michigan Shoreland Stewards is helping waterfront homeowners in Northern Michigan assess how their property is contributing to...

Get Closer to Nature with Plant It Wild’s Summer Programming

Plant It Wild has released its upcoming schedule for summer 2021. Learn more about each Northern Michigan event and how to save your spot by...

Help Build the Migizi Aviary North of Harbor Springs

Learn how Wings of Wonder and the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians are teaming up to bring one of only eight aviary and rehabilitation...

The Story Behind the UP’s New Elise M. Kummer Nature Preserve

Motivated by a childhood passion for preserving Michigan’s incredible natural landscape, Walter Kummer purchased a nearly 600-acre plot of land in...

7 Lavender Farms to Explore in Northern Michigan this Summer

On a three-day trip through Northern Michigan, Sarah Bence was on a mission to discover the region's best lavender farms. She shows us seven...

$93 Million Raised for Environmental Preservation in Northern Michigan

A six-year effort by the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy and the Northern Michigan community raised $93 million that will go toward...


Our Natural World

In Search of Wild Orchids

The Science Behind Gull Island

A Week With Piping Plovers on North Manitou

In Search of Isle Royale Moose...And Bones

Upcoming Environment, Preservation, Nature Events

07may01octSmall Works Holiday Exhibition - Call For Entry(may 7) 9:00 am - (october 1) 5:00 pm Glen Arbor Arts Center

28may(may 28)9:00 am19aug(aug 19)3:00 pmFood Is Art / Art Is Food(may 28) 9:00 am - (august 19) 3:00 pm Glen Arbor Arts Center

31may12:00 amAlden Dinky Doors"Dinky Doors" have appeared in Alden, Michigan!(may 31) 12:00 am Alden, Michigan, Alden, Michigan

18jun(jun 18)10:00 am04sep(sep 4)5:00 pmBeneath the Moon and Under the Sun: Landscape Paintings by Heidi A. Marshall(june 18) 10:00 am - (september 4) 5:00 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Petoskey, 461 E Mitchell St, Petoskey, MI 49770

18jun(jun 18)10:00 am04sep(sep 4)5:00 pmPast Is Present: A Dart Featured Artist Retrospective(june 18) 10:00 am - (september 4) 5:00 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Petoskey, 461 E Mitchell St, Petoskey, MI 49770

Our Environment

Liz Kirwood, Guardian of the Great Lakes

David Milarch & Archangel Ancient Tree Archive

Green Elk Rapids, From Recycling to Bird Habitat

The Mysteries of the Changing Fish in the Great Lakes

Land and Farm Preservation in Northern Michigan

Mawby & Leelanau Conservancy Partner for Farmland Preservation

Protecting Camp Tampico in Kalkaska County

Leelanau Conservancy Cedar River Preserve Grows to 546 Acres

Northport Residents Protect Farmland

State Parks & Sleeping Bear Dunes Videos

  • Adventures in Sleeping Bear Dunes
  • National Park Service Turns 100!
  • Fascinating History of Sleeping Bear Dunes
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes - Dune Climb
  • Canoeing on the Platte River
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes - Pyramid Point
  • Don't Miss Sleeping Bear Dune's Pierce Stocking Drive

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