All fishing license fees will be waived those two days. A Recreation Passport will not be required for entry into state parks and boating access sites during Free Fishing Weekend. Residents and out-of-state visitors may enjoy fishing on both inland and Great Lakes waters for all species of fish.
Posts and updates of events and happenings in Michigan
A Michigan Bigfoot Sighting is Tuscola county in July 2021 has caused some excitement in Michigan’s Thumb region. Unusual but not uncommon.
As of 2019, only 41% of Michigan’s working-age residents had an associate degree or higher, placing Michigan at 31st in the nation.
The Michigan Reconnect program offers residents free community college education for those aged 25 and over who do not have a degree.
Michigan’s Mount Pleasant’s Indian Boarding school is under investigation for the deaths of 227 children. The search for their remains continues
High water levels in the Great Lakes have created many changes. Especially on Lake Huron. Of the 2021 drownings, 15 occurred in Lake Michigan, compared to 12 a year ago.… Read More »Number of Drownings in Great Lakes Jumps in 2021, Nonprofit Says
The Michigan DEQ offers an updated listing of all beach closures and advisories. Thumbwind is offing this service in 2021.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer today amended a recent state of emergency declaration to include Huron and Ionia counties due to tornado damage and Washtenaw County due to widespread flooding. Governor Whitmer declared a state of emergency for Wayne… Read More »Governor Whitmer Declares State of Emergency in Huron, Ionia, and Washtenaw Counties
Fort Gratiot was built by the U.S. Army in 1814 to guard the strategic junction of Lake Huron and the St. Clair river.
Although most emergency and epidemic orders have been lifted, some DNR public facilities remain closed. Many state employees remain on mandatory telework, and the locations they traditionally work at will… Read More »Michigan DNR: What’s Open, What’s Closed This July 4th Holiday Weekend
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has issued a warning about Oak Wilt fungus being extremely prevalent this Spring and Summer.
One of the trees that are susceptible to the disease is the Northern Pin Oaks which are prevalent along the shore and in the dune forests and wood lots in the Upper Thumb.