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April 2017
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Seedling Packing – Volunteer Opportunity

April 18 @ 10:00 am - April 20 @ 4:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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When: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, April 18th through April 20th, from 10:00am-4:00pm If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity in April, come help us pack seedling orders! There are various shifts available. Sign up for a shift today by clicking here! For questions, please contact Kelly Dillan at kellydillan@aol.com or call 231-941-0960.

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$5.00

Peepers Program – Pond Life

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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pond life

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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Parklands Spring Clean-up

April 19 @ 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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Earth Day Planting Workbee

April 22 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Hickory Meadows, Hickory Hills Rd & Randolph Street
Traverse City, MI 49684 United States
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Earth Day- 2015- Childrens House (6)

Join our Parklands program staff on the restoration of a utility corridor that was recently upgraded by Traverse City Light and Power. The corridor has already been seeded with a high quality of native grasses and forbs, but your help is needed to plant a variety of native trees and shrubs using basic hand tools. Come join us to get your hands dirty and actively restore one of your local downtown parklands! Registration: RSVPs required; to register or for questions,…

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$5.00

Peepers Program – Our Exciting Earth

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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exciting earth

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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Planting Native Gardens to Beautify Your Landscape and to Promote Backyard Habitat

April 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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2016 Native Plant Sale

Join us for a presentation by Vern Stephens of Designs by Nature. He’ll share advice on preparation and choose the best native plants for your landscape. There will also be an opportunity to pre-order designed garden flats. This workshop is free of charge and seating is limited. Registration is highly recommended to reserve a spot. To register, click here!

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Arbor Day Planting Workbee

April 29 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Join our Parklands program staff in celebrating Arbor Day (actual Arbor Day is Friday, April 28th) by planting small bareroot native trees and shrubs to restore areas impacted by the removal of Brown Bridge Dam. This is a great opportunity to actively connect with the parkland by exploring new areas, meeting new people, and learning about many exciting project taken place on the property. Refreshments and a light snack will be provided. Sign up today! Registration: RSVPs are required; contact…

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May 2017
$5.00

Peepers Program – Busy Bees

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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busy bees

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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Peepers Program – Wiggling Worms

May 9 @ 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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Go Beyond Beauty “Dumpster Day”

May 13 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Bring your invasive plants to the Invasive Species Network (ISN)! ISN will be accepting (and properly disposing of) invasive plants that have been removed from your own landscape. In exchange, you will receive a coupon to a local participating nursery or landscaping business to replace your plant with a better option. Some limitations including type of plant and quantity will apply. For more information, please visit www.habitatmatters.org or contact Emily Cook at ecook@gtcd.org or 231.941.0960x20.

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