Sturgeon for Tomorrow Seeking VolunteersFri, 23 Apr 2021 06:01:38 EDT
Sturgeon for Tomrrow are seeking volunteers in Cheboygan County now through early June to stand guard as mature lake sturgeon head upstream to their spawning sites along the Black River.
The Black Lake Chapter of Sturgeon for Tomorrow is working in partnership with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and tribes to protect the fish from being illegally harvested during the six-week spawning season.
Volunteers are assigned shifts along the river to stand watch and report suspicious activity to the DNR conservation officers who also are patrolling. The program also uses aerial surveillance to monitor the area.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines must be adhered to by volunteers and will be strictly enforced by coordinators. Individuals or groups interested in volunteering should contact Jim and Mary Paulson by phone (989-763-7568). Volunteers also can register online (sturgeonfortomorrow.org/guarding-program.php).
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