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May 2017

GTCD Board Meeting

May 15 @ 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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Native Landscaping with the Master Gardeners

May 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Our continued thanks to the Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan for their hard work in maintaining the demonstration gardens at the Boardman River Nature Center. Join us to help make our gardens shine, meet new people, and learn from experienced gardeners. During this event, participants will take part in a garden tour followed by a workbee. Age: All ages welcome

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Peepers Program – Beautiful Blooms

May 16 @ 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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Native Landscaping with the Master Gardeners

May 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Our continued thanks to the Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan for their hard work in maintaining the demonstration gardens at the Boardman River Nature Center. Join us to help make our gardens shine, meet new people, and learn from experienced gardeners. During this event, participants will take part in a workbee. Age: All ages welcome

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FREE

Benzie County Garlic Mustard Workbee & Lunch

May 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
First Congregational Church, 431 Forest Ave.
Frankfort, MI 49635 United States
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Join ISN & local partners to remove invasive garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) from Tank Hill in Frankfort. Then, stay after for a delicious garlic mustard-themed lunch. This is a workbee for all ages! All volunteers will also receive an ISN tee shirt as a thank you for participating. Dress for the weather, and bring garden gloves if you prefer. We will work rain or shine! RSVPs are recommended to ensure lunch will be available. You can sign up here. For…

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Annual Native Plant Sale

May 20 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Update your home landscape with native plants that are beautiful, well-adapted to our climate, and support a variety of animals living in our region. Plant experts will be on hand to help you pick out the perfect native plants from our selection of over 50 species. Cash, check, and credit cards will be accepted.

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Leelanau County Garlic Mustard Workbee & Lunch

May 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Leland Library, 203 Cedar Street E
Leland, MI 49654 United States
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Join ISN & local partners to remove invasive garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) from Clay Cliffs Natural Area in Leland. Then, stay after for a delicious garlic mustard-themed lunch. This is a workbee for all ages! All volunteers will also receive an ISN tee shirt as a thank you for participating.  Dress for the weather, and bring garden gloves if you prefer. We will work rain or shine! RSVPs are recommended to ensure lunch will be available. You can sign up here. For…

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Native Landscaping with the Master Gardeners

May 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Our continued thanks to the Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan for their hard work in maintaining the demonstration gardens at the Boardman River Nature Center. Join us to help make our gardens shine, meet new people, and learn from experienced gardeners. During this event, participants will take part in a garden tour followed by a workbee. Age: All ages welcome

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FREE

Native Landscaping with the Master Gardeners

May 24 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Our continued thanks to the Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan for their hard work in maintaining the demonstration gardens at the Boardman River Nature Center. Join us to help make our gardens shine, meet new people, and learn from experienced gardeners. During this event, participants will take part in a workbee. Age: All ages welcome

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Baby’s Breath Workbee

May 25 @ 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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