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9:00 am

Japanese Knotweed Community Training

June 3, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
West Shore Medical Center, Classroom #1, 1465 E. Parkdale Ave.
Manistee, MI 49660 United States

Japanese knotweed, also known as "Michigan bamboo," is a highly invasive plant in our region and it's becoming a major issue for homeowners and land managers, especially in Manistee County. This community training will focus on how knotweed grows and spreads, the best time and methods for controlling knotweed, hands-on demonstrations at knotweed-infested site, and

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10:00 am

Boardman River Nature Center OPEN!

June 3, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States

Stop by to discover what the Boardman River Nature Center (BRNC) has to offer! The Nature Center will be open to the public with special programming throughout the day on Saturdays from 10:00-1:00pm.

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10:30 am

Insect Exploration with Dr. Duke Elsner

June 3, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
Cecropia Moth  (Hyalophora cecropia) by John Sweeney

Join the Grand Traverse Wild Ones and local bug expert Dr. Duke Elsner for a hands-on hike to look for, learn about, and get up-close with pollinators, beneficial predators, food webs, and more! Learn about how our insects depend on native plants for habitat, and how birds need those insects for their nestings. (Easy exploring

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1:00 pm

Boardman River Clean Sweep Raffle

June 3, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kingsley Public Library, 213 S. Brownson Avenue
Kingsley, MI 49649 United States

Buy your ticket now through June 2nd at the Boardman River Nature Center! (Raffle License - R40148) Prizes include: 1st: Old Town Heron 11XT Kayak & Bending Branches Paddle from Jay's Sporting Goods of Clare, MI. 2nd: Crystal Mountain Premier Ski Pass - 2017-18 Ski Season 3rd: Mitchell Handmade Wooden Canoe Paddle And many more prizes!

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