MI Paddle Steward

Become a MI Paddle Steward

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MI Paddle Stewards are volunteers who assist local water trails with identifying and reporting Aquatic Invasive Species. Paddle Antrim is pleased to be a part of this program, working with partner organizations and local paddlers to help protect Northern Michigan waters and the Chain of Lakes Water Trail. Participants will learn about important invasive species, how to properly clean a watercraft, and how to report invasive species. Paddlers will learn to use the MISIN (Midwest Invasive Species Information Network) app, a reporting tool used by Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources and others to locate invasive species of concern. Training for volunteers is available through MI Sea Grant.  A previously recorded classroom is also available for viewing below thanks to our friends at CAKE-CISMA.

We are grateful to CAKE-CISMA, Kalkaska Conservation District, MI Sea Grant, Paddle Antrim, Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, and Walloon Lake Association and Conservancy. for hosting on-water sessions in 2021.  We look forward to offering additional sessions again in 2022.  



Classroom Sessions:

Select one of the two classroom sessions to learn the basics of invasive species and reporting.

Self-paced Class: MI Sea Grant and Michigan State University Extension is offering an online program to complete in six short sessions,  funded by the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program. Registration information can be found at https://bit.ly/paddlestewards.

Recorded Class