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Over 200 Paddlers Took to the Chain of Lakes Water Trail for the 7th Paddle Antrim Festival

Over 280 paddlers and volunteers came out September 15 – 17 to celebrate the 7th annual Paddle Antrim Festival. This event was highlighted by over 200 paddlers taking to the Chain of Lakes Water Trail over two days – some completing as many as 42 miles.  The Paddle Antrim Festival is a three-day event with two days of paddling. Paddlers start in Ellsworth and go anywhere from 7 – 42… Read More »

Eight Local Conservations Organizations Partner to Train Paddlers on Aquatic Invasive Species

Paddle Antrim and CAKE CISMA are excited to host four free aquatic invasive species (AIS) trainings in Northwest Michigan to train paddlers how to identify, report, and prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS).  “Our mission is not only to get more paddlers out on the water but to protect our waterways for future generations. One way we do this is by getting more paddlers who are trained to… Read More »

Tiny New Zealand Mudsnails Lead to Big Concerns in the Chain of Lakes

In spring of 2021 New Zealand mudsnails were identified in The Elk River Chain of Lakes Watershed where Shanty Creek flows into the Grass River. Emily Burke, Conservation and Education Specialist at Grass River Natural Area made this startling discovery and has continued to monitor and develop an invasive species management plan.  New Zealand mudsnails are an aquatic invasive species that have negative ecological impacts on rivers, streams, and lakes.… Read More »

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