White Cloud Trail Trot Benefits Harriers
N3 Sports Team
For the 4th year in a row the White Cloud Cross Country teams held their mid-summer Trail Trot a 5k Trail race on the team’s home course.
The family friendly fundraiser helps support the teams as they...
hours in Hart.
The tour is a fundraiser for Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance a non-profit organization supporting the building and connecting of trails in our state with a goal of a healthier and more prosperous Michigan.
When I got down to the river there were an absolute sea of tents erected along the banks and thereabouts with folks were...
To Chum Or Not To Chum
NRC takes a stand on chumming practice
The Natural Resources Commission (NRC) decided to regulate chumming in Michigan at its monthly meeting Thursday, July 14 in Lansing. These regulations went into effect immediately.
Following the NRC’s decision, anglers will be prohibited from using organic chum material on any designated trout streams (Types 1-4). Learn more about stream types by downloading the Michigan Fishing Guide (pg. 39 ).
The NRC had considered five possible options ranging from...
2016-17 waterfowl season dates announced
It’s almost time to polish up the shotgun, warm up the retriever with some practice throws and don camouflage as the season nears for hunting ducks and geese in Michigan. Area wildlife managers have been working hard all summer to make sure migrating waterfowl have great habitat conditions in Michigan’s state game and wildlife areas this fall.
Waterfowl hunting regulations and bag limits can be found in the 2016-2017 Michigan Waterfowl Hunting Digest. Digests are available at
Fall turkey hunting applications available now through Aug. 1
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters that the fall turkey hunting application period is now open. Applications went on sale July 1 and will be available through Aug. 1. The application fee is $5. Applications and licenses may be purchased at...
2nd Annual Hess Lake Run For A-T
By N3 Sports
You’ve seen the signs throughout the area.
No, not the pesky political signage popping up everywhere there’s a spare patch of ground, we’re referring to the ones promoting the upcoming Hess Lake Run.
And for many the questions are...
Keeping Safe In The Sun
Gerber Memorial physician: UV Safety Month is a reminder to protect your skin in the sun
FREMONT, Mich. – July is national UV Safety Month and with more than 20 days of sunshine expected this month, protecting skin and eyes from the sun is critical to health and safety, said Paul Gillard, MD, of Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial Family Medicine – Fremont.
“Summer is a great time to be outdoors and spend time with our family, yet the sun is basically radiation and that’s why we need to be mindful when we’re outside,” Gillard said. “Spending two minutes in the sun is one thing, but when you...
Aquatic Invasive Species Landing Blitz
Focuses on Protecting Lakes
Boat Washing Units Coming To Hess, Fremont Lakes
From: Muskegon River Watershed Assembly
Citizen volunteers and aquatic invasive species experts will team up to educate boaters about preventing the spread of harmful species during Michigan’s 3rd Annual Aquatic Invasive Species Landing Blitz on July 1 through July 10, 2016, at boat landings around the state. The Landing Blitz is sponsored by the Michigan Departments of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Natural Resources, and Agriculture and Rural Development in partnership with local organizations as part of Michigan’s annual Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Week.
The event is a collaborative outreach campaign to raise awareness about preventing the spread of...
Fight The Bite
State Says West Nile Virus Mosquitoes On The Rise
LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is reminding residents to take preventive measures to protect against mosquito bites during the holiday weekend. West Nile virus (WNV) has been identified in mosquitoes in Saginaw County this week, which is the earliest detection of West Nile activity in Michigan in several years.
Two mosquito pools collected in mid-June by the Saginaw County Mosquito Abatement Commission tested positive...
No ban recommended -DNR urges caution.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources addressed some recent speculation by the citizenry over the possibility of a fireworks/campfire ban for the coming holiday weekend by issuing the following press release:
Warm weather and family gatherings can make the Fourth of July a fun time with great memories, but before celebrating, please remember...