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April 2018

Native Plant Garden Flat Pre-Orders

April 1 - April 30
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Seedling Sale-NPS Flat

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 http://natureiscalling.org/plant-by-number-native-plant-flats/ starting on April 1st. You will be able to pick-up your order on Saturday, May 19th, during the Native Plant Sale.

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FREE

Earth Day Volunteer Workbee at Miller Creek Nature Reserve

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Miller Creek Nature Reserve, Traverse City, MI United States + Google Map
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Join District staff and fellow stewards throughout the community by sprucing up the trails at the Miller Creek Nature Reserve and planting native seedlings along sensitive river banks. As spring emerges trails are in need of some TLC. Many hands make light work! Activities may include pruning, planting, raking, seeding, litter collection, and more. Please bring sturdy shoes, work gloves, and water as we celebrate Earth Day in gratitude!

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$5.00

Peepers Program: Little Stinkers

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Little stinkers

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

Go Beyond Beauty Spring Meeting

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Join the Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network (ISN) at their Spring Go Beyond Beauty Meeting where updates will be provided on this innovative program. This is a great opportunity to learn more about removing the use of invasive species from landscaping projects and how to incorporate more native plants! (This event was originally scheduled for April 4th, but was re-scheduled due to inclement weather.) To register, contact ISN Outreach Specialist Emily Cook at ecook@gtcd.org or 231.941.0960 x 20.

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FREE

Arbor Day Planting Workbee at East Creek Reserve

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
East Creek Reserve, Mayfield Road
Traverse City, MI 49696 United States
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East Creek

Celebrate Arbor Day with the Conservation District by creating habitat as part of a grant awarded through the DNR Wildlife Habitat Grant Program. Come out to learn about the grant program and goals while getting your hands dirty. Potential projects include planting trees, shrubs and creating wildlife brush piles. Please bring sturdy shoes, work gloves, water and a packed lunch. Sign up today!

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Native Landscaping at the Boardman River Nature Center

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Our continued thanks to the Master Gardeners Association of Northwest MI for their hard work in maintaining the demonstration gardens at the Nature Center. Join us to help make our gardens shine, meet new people, and learn from experienced gardeners.

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May 2018
$5.00

Peepers Program: Snails and Slugs

May 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Snails and slugs

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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$5.00

Peepers Program: Colors of Nature

May 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Colors of Nature

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

Garlic Mustard Workbees & Lunch

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Now is your chance to bring a friend and join GTCD and the Invasive Species Network to help steward our natural areas! First, choose a location to meet us: Hickory Meadows or the BRNC. Then, dress for the weather and work with us to remove invasive garlic mustard (or plant, groom trails, or pick up litter at Hickory Meadows) and improve local habitats. Finally, no matter which site you choose, enjoy a hot, hearty, and delicious lunch (made from garlic…

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$5.00

Peepers Program: Is it Summer Yet?

May 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Is it summer yet

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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