For Friday, March 16, 2018
1 – Fishery workshops are coming to Saginaw Bay.
They’ll be hosted in April and May by the Michigan Sea Grant, Michigan State University Extension and other partners.
The events will provide information and status updates on topics such as angler catch data, fish surveys, yellow perch and walleye, management activities and citizen science opportunities.
The Lake Huron Regional Fishery Workshops are free and open to the public.
They last for about three hours each and will be held from 6-9 p.m. The dates include April 10 in Standish, April 19 in Bad Axe and April 24 in Rogers City.
Registration is open until May 2.
2 – You can get out and see the birds for spring on guided tours in the Saginaw Bay area.
Tours are being held in March and April at managed waterfowl areas around the state.
Highlights may include diving and dabbling ducks in full breeding plumage, trumpeter and tundra swans, osprey, bald eagles and sandhill cranes.
Staffers from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and volunteers from Ducks Unlimited and Audubon Clubs will lead the tours, which also may include a “sneak peek” driving tour into refuge areas that are normally closed.
The dates include March 24 at Fish Point State Game Area in Unionville and April 14 at Nayanquing Point State Wildlife Area in Pinconning.
– Mr. Great Lakes is heard at 9:30 a.m. Fridays in Bay City, Michigan, on Delta College Q-90.1 FM NPR. Follow @jeffkart on Twitter #MrGreatLakes