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April 2019

Plant-By-Number Flat Pre-Orders

April 1 - April 30
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Where: Online at by clicking here or stop by the Boardman River Nature Center for assistance Are you interested in starting a Native Plant garden, but aren’t sure where to start? You may be interested in a “Plant-by-Number” pre-designed garden that takes the guesswork out of planting a native garden. View the options by visiting our online store (click here) and for more information check out: natureiscalling.org/plant-by-number-native-plant-flats/. You will be able to pick-up your order on Saturday, May 18th, during the…

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Arbor Day Volunteer Work Bee: Planting Trees Along the Boardman River

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free

When: Friday, April 26th, from 10:00-2:00pm Saturday, April 27th, from 10:00-2:00pm Where: Grand Traverse County's Natural Education Reserve Meeting Location: (Former) Boardman Pond Trailhead adjacent to the new Cass Rd. Bridge spanning the Boardman River Registration: Registration is not required. For large groups, or for more information, contact Reb Ratliff at rratliff@gtcd.org or (231)941-0960 x27. Grab your shovel and come celebrate Arbor Day with Conservation District staff by helping restore the exposed bottomlands following the recent removal of Boardman and…

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Native Seedling Sale Pick-up

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Those who took part in our Native Seedling Sale (Feb. 15th through March 30th) may pick up their pre-ordered native tree and shrub seedlings. Seedling supplies, such as garlic sticks and flags, and an amount of extra stock (native trees and shrubs) will also be available for purchase. Seedlings, including Michigan's State Tree, white pine, are first come, first served!

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Arbor Day Volunteer Work Bee: Planting Trees Along the Boardman River

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free

When: Friday, April 26th, from 10:00-2:00pm Saturday, April 27th, from 10:00-2:00pm Where: Grand Traverse County's Natural Education Reserve Meeting Location: (Former) Boardman Pond Trailhead adjacent to the new Cass Rd. Bridge spanning the Boardman River Registration: Registration is not required. For large groups, or for more information, contact Reb Ratliff at rratliff@gtcd.org or (231)941-0960 x27. Grab your shovel and come celebrate Arbor Day with Conservation District staff by helping restore the exposed bottomlands following the recent removal of Boardman and…

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Native Seedling Sale Pick-up

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Those who took part in our Native Seedling Sale (Feb. 15th through March 30th) may pick up their pre-ordered native tree and shrub seedlings. Seedling supplies, such as garlic sticks and flags, and an amount of extra stock (native trees and shrubs) will also be available for purchase. Seedlings, including Michigan's State Tree, white pine, are first come, first served!

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Native Gardens Opening Spring Work Bee

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Free

Join us to get our native gardens going for spring! After a cold winter, there's nothing like finding new life under last year's leaves and the feeling of warm dirt under your hands. This is a great way to get hands-on experience with native gardens, with real take-home lessons to use in your own yard. No experience necessary!  Master Gardeners, Wild Ones members, and experienced volunteers are there to help and learn with you. All ages welcome!

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Peepers – Rockin Rocks

April 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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$5.00

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. For more informations please visit: http://natureiscalling.org/learn/pre-k-programs/peepers/

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May 2019

Native Gardens Tour & Work Bee

May 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Free

Join us for a brief tour of the native plants that make our grounds beautiful! Then, stick around to get hands-on experience with native gardens, with real take-home lessons to use in your own yard. No experience necessary! Master Gardeners, Wild Ones members, and experienced volunteers are there to help and learn with you. This event is FREE and open to all ages!

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Peepers – Silly Seed

May 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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$5.00

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. For more informations please visit: http://natureiscalling.org/learn/pre-k-programs/peepers/

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Garlic Mustard Work Bee – Grand Traverse County

May 10 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Oleson Bridge Trailhead, Natural Education Reserve
Traverse City,
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Free

Registration: No registration required. Please contact ISN Outreach Specialist, Emily Cook, for more information – ecook@gtcd.org or (231)941-0960 x20 Join the Invasive Species Network for their annual garlic mustard work bee! Come with gloves in hand to help remove this invasive plant from natural areas surrounding the Boardman River Nature Center. We will be working rain or shine – donuts and hot drinks provided to all volunteers.

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