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July 2017
FREE

Landing Blitz on Crystal Lake

July 1 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Crystal Lake Boating Access Site, Off of M-115 and Mollineaux Rd. MI United States + Google Map
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ISN is partnering with Benzie Conservation District, the Crystal Lake and Watershed Association, and the Department of Environmental Quality to host a “Landing Blitz” in Benzie County! This event is a collaborative outreach campaign to raise awareness about preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species through recreational boating and related activities. Taking preventative steps (i.e. cleaning your boat and live wells) before moving to another lake can make an incredible difference in the battle against invasive species. Please join us…

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Baby’s Breath Workbee

July 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Elberta Beach, Benzie County MI United States + Google Map
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Join ISN and the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy as we work to remove invasive baby's breath from Elberta Beach in Benzie County! Spreading easily over northwest Michigan's beaches and dunes, baby's breath crowds out native plants and degrades important habitat. We need your help to restore Elberta Beach back to a diverse, healthy landscape! With a deep taproot, removal is hard work but extremely rewarding. Shovels and other tools will be provided but please bring your own work gloves…

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FREE

Baby’s Breath Workbee

July 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Elberta Beach, Benzie County MI United States + Google Map
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Join ISN and the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy as we work to remove invasive baby's breath from Elberta Beach in Benzie County! Spreading easily over northwest Michigan's beaches and dunes, baby's breath crowds out native plants and degrades important habitat. We need your help to restore Elberta Beach back to a diverse, healthy landscape! With a deep taproot, removal is hard work but extremely rewarding. Shovels and other tools will be provided but please bring your own work gloves…

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$2.00

Making Native Seed Bombs

July 15 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Join the Grand Traverse Wild Ones to make "seed bombs" bursting with homes and food for birds, bees, and butterflies! Get your hands dirty, learn about native plants and their connections in the food web, and head home armed with knowledge...and native plant projectiles ready to make habitat just about anywhere. Suitable for all ages! Suggested donation of $2.00 for materials.

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August 2017
FREE

Baby’s Breath Workbee

August 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Elberta Beach, Benzie County MI United States + Google Map
ISN 4

Join ISN and the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy as we work to remove invasive baby's breath from Elberta Beach in Benzie County! Spreading easily over northwest Michigan's beaches and dunes, baby's breath crowds out native plants and degrades important habitat. We need your help to restore Elberta Beach back to a diverse, healthy landscape! With a deep taproot, removal is hard work but extremely rewarding. Shovels and other tools will be provided but please bring your own work gloves…

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GTCD Board Meeting

August 21 @ 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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September 2017
$5.00

Forestry Field Day at Interlochen Center for the Arts

September 9 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Interlochen Center for the Arts, 4000 Highway M-37
Interlochen, MI 49643 United States
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Sponsored by the Forestry Assistance Program (FAP) of Leelanau, Benzie, and Grand Traverse Conservation Districts and the Michigan Tree Program. Join area forest landowners to learn about the American Tree Farm Program, wildlife habitat improvement areas, and oak wilt management areas. During the workshop, there will be a tour red pine harvests and a portable sawmill demonstration. In addition, participants will learn about the history of forest management on the 972 acres managed by the Interlochen Center for the Arts,…

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Native Tree Hike with District Forester Kama Ross

September 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Grand Traverse Wild Ones will be lead on a Native Tree Identification and Benefits Hike by District Forester Kama Ross. If it rains, there will be a presentation instead.

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$65.00

Ties to the Land – A Family Forest Ownership Succession Workshop

September 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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This day-long workshop will be a great starting point for any family wanting to learn how to "hand down" their forest land from one generation to the next. This program focuses on both interpersonal, as well as legal issues, to be considered. Families are encouraged to participate together. Price: $65.00 per family, $15.00 per additional family member - snacks/lunch provided Registration: Contact District Forester Kama Ross at 231-256-9783 or kama.ross@macd.org

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GTCD Board Meeting

September 18 @ 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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