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July 2017
FREE

Japanese Barberry Dumpster Day – Grand Traverse County

July 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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japanese barberry

Japanese barberry is an invasive species that is still sold as an ornamental garden plant. Unfortunately, it spreads easily into nearby natural areas, harming healthy habitats. The Invasive Species Network (ISN) is giving landowners the opportunity to trade-in Japanese barberry for a coupon good for a non-invasive alternative*. Hosted at the Boardman River Nature Center, pre-registered individuals can bring in their removed barberry shrubs to be disposed of correctly. In exchange, they will be given a coupon to a local nursery that…

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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
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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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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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hike sept 14

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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October 2017
FREE

Fall Garden Clean-Up for the Native Beds

October 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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fall clean up wild ones

We will learn about the best ways to clean up your gardens in the fall to help the birds, insects, and animals. Bring your work gloves, hand shovels and anything else you want to help us clean up as much of the Native plant beds around GTCD that we can get done in a couple of hours!

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GTCD Board Meeting

October 16 @ 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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November 2017

GTCD Board Meeting

November 20 @ 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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