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February 2017

Annual Native Seedling Sale Pre-Orders

February 15 - March 30
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Help model responsible stewardship of our natural world by planting seedlings! We're taking orders for our annual Seedling Sale February 15th through March 30th. Visit www.natureiscalling.org/seedling-sale or call 231-941-0960 x31 to place an order.

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March 2017
$2 - $3

Spring Break Series

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - March 31 @ 2:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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It’s Spring Break and we’re already dreaming of summer! Stop in and pick up your passport to Spring Break. Join us each day as we preview a different summer camp theme through exciting hands-on activities and outdoor exploration. Get your passport stamped each day for a special prize at the end of the week. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Tuesday, March 28th - Art in Nature Wednesday, March 29th - River Rangers Thursday, March 30th - Bugs and…

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April 2017

Native Plant Garden Flat Pre-Orders

April 1 - May 1
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Back by popular demand! Are you interested in starting a Native Plant garden but aren’t sure where to start? You may be interested in a “Design-by-Number” garden that takes the guesswork out of planting a native garden. View the options by visiting www.natureiscalling.org starting on April 1st. You will be able to pick-up your order on Saturday, May 20th, during the Native Plant Sale.

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$5.00

Peepers Program – Silly Seeds

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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The Peepers program is specifically developed for children ages 3-5. All children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of each session. These 90-minute nature programs include stories, crafts, music, and discovery activities. Each program ends with an outside portion that will vary between a short exploratory hike, a game, or engaging play (i.e. sand table/water table, digging, etc.) to bring the lesson to life. Registration: $5 per child (with an adult); to register click here!

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FREE

Parklands Spring Clean-up

April 5 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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When: Multiple Wednesdays - April 5th, April 12th, and April 19th, from 9:30am-12:00pm Where: Various parklands throughout Grand Traverse County Shortly after snowmelt is a great time of year to remove unwanted debris and miscellaneous items from our local parklands. In addition to cleaning up the parks, small scale park enhancement projects will take place. Contact us today to learn more about which parklands will be of focus this year, and what you can do to help! Registration: RSVPs are…

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FREE

Domestic Drinking Water Well Screening

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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The Grand Traverse Conservation District and the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) are holding a FREE domestic drinking water well screening on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Boardman River Nature Center. The screening is for nitrates and nitrites, and is open to everyone who uses a personal well for drinking water (no public water supplies or non-drinking water sources). More information is available by calling 941-0960. The directions for collecting a sample are: 1. Pick…

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FREE

BRNC Saturday Programming – Boardman River

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Stop by to discover what the Boardman River Nature Center (BRNC) has to offer! From 10:00-12:00pm, GTCD and the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assistance Program (MAEAP) are holding a FREE domestic drinking water well screening. For more information, click here. Visit us from 1:00pm-2:30pm to join our educator as we learn all about the Boardman River. We will work with our indoor stream table, hike along the Boardman, and create a fun craft to take home. Ideal for ages 4+.

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$5.00

Peepers Program – Beautiful Butterfly

April 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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The Peepers program is specifically developed for children ages 3-5. All children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of each session. These 90-minute nature programs include stories, crafts, music, and discovery activities. Each program ends with an outside portion that will vary between a short exploratory hike, a game, or engaging play (i.e. sand table/water table, digging, etc.) to bring the lesson to life. Registration: $5 per child (with an adult); to register click here!

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FREE

Parklands Spring Clean-up

April 12 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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When: Multiple Wednesdays – April 5th, April 12th, and April 19th, from 9:30am-12:00pm Where: Various parklands throughout Grand Traverse County Shortly after snowmelt is a great time of year to remove unwanted debris and miscellaneous items from our local parklands. In addition to cleaning up the parks, small scale park enhancement projects will take place. Contact us today to learn more about which parklands will be of focus this year, and what you can do to help! Registration: RSVPs are…

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GTCD Board Meeting

April 17 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Unless otherwise indicated, the regular monthly meeting of the Grand Traverse Conservation District will be held at 4:30 pm on the 3rd Monday of the month.

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