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February 2020

Winter Guided Hike at Brown Bridge Quiet Area

February 29 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Brown Bridge Quiet Area
FREE

Join Grand Traverse Conservation District staff on a guided hike through Brown Bridge Quiet Area to explore new trails, view wildlife, and learn about new and upcoming parkland projects on the property. A limited amount of snowshoes are available for borrow. Free. RSVP’s are required. Please email trails@gtcd.org or call (231)941-0960 to register or for more questions.   *Will anyone in your party require accommodations? Such as an Interpreter, wheelchair accessible seating, etc. *Interpretive services will require notification by February…

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Class Registration FULL – Beginning Beekeepers Workshop

February 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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FREE

The registration for this class is full..... Are you interested in beekeeping but not sure how to start? Join us for an informative session at the Grand Traverse Conservation District on February 29th, 2020 from 10:00am - Noon. (No live bees involved...) We will cover sustainable and chemical free beekeeping through the following topics: Backyard beekeeping versus commercial beekeeping What’s involved What to expect Equipment needed Parts of the hive Honeybee breeds Sourcing bees and hives Resources for successful beekeeping…

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March 2020

Spring Landscape Planning

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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FREE

Schedule of events: -Seedling Sale presentation & ordering -Seed Swap -Seedling and gardening experts on-hand to answer your questions   This is the time of year we all wish we were out playing in the dirt. Cure your cabin fever and join us to explore landscaping for habitat as well as learning tricks to growing the very best veggies. Hear about the species of native baby trees and shrubs available through the GTCD Seedling Sale (with a chance to pre-order!) and…

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April 2020

Nature Painting Workshop

April 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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$25.00

Join Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network (ISN) Outreach Specialist and artist, Emily Cook, for a nature-based painting workshop. Spend the morning getting creative as you are instructed on how to paint a spring-inspired piece of work to take home with you. Expect a fun and judgement free morning! A canvas, paint, and all other materials will be provided. Please plan to wear clothes that can get dirty as splatter happens! While we love children, this workshop is for teenagers and adults…

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Native Plant Workshop

April 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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FREE

Native plants are the next big thing in landscapes--they're beautiful, hardy, and well-adapted to our "Up North" home! Join us for a presentation by Garrett Noyes of Birdfoot Nursery. He’ll share advice on garden preparation and choosing 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, so it's highly recommended to register! Cost:  FREE Ages:  Adults, all ages welcome Registration: Click…

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Domestic Well Water Screening

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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FREE

Grand Traverse Conservation District and the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) are holding a free domestic drinking well water screening! The screening is for nitrates and nitrites ONLY, and is open to everyone who uses a personal well for drinking water (no public water supplies or non-drinking water sources). More information is available by calling 231.941.0960. Screening will take around one minute. If you need a more comprehensive water screening, please contact Pure Water Works or SOS Analytical. The directions for…

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May 2020

Native Plant Sale (Including Flat Pickup)

May 16 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 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, checks, and credit cards will be accepted. Come early; we sell out fast! Pre-ordered native plant flats are also available for pickup during this time.

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