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April 2019

Go Beyond Beauty Spring Meeting

April 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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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 at their Spring Go Beyond Beauty Meeting where updates will be provided on this innovative program. This is a great opportunity to learn more about removing the use of invasive species from landscaping projects and how to incorporate more native plants! Carolyn Thayer, from Designs in Bloom, will be presenting on shoreline protection and developing rain…

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Forest Mushrooms, Presentation by Linda Scribner

April 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mills Community House, 891 Michigan Ave A
Benzonia, MI 49616 United States
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$10.00

Linda Scribner is a certified forager who can commercially harvest and sell wild mushrooms in Michigan. Contact the Benzie Conservation District at 231-882-4391 for any questions.

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Peepers – Dirty Dirt Dirt

April 9 @ 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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Native Plant Workshop

April 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Free

Registration: RSVP by clicking here, or contact Office Manager Samantha Gawel at sgawel@gtcd.org or call (231)941-0960 x 31 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…

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Domestic Well Water Screening

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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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, 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. The directions for collecting a sample are: 1. Pick a tap that supplies water that has not run…

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Peepers – Buzzing Bee

April 16 @ 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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*NEW* BRNC Saturday Programming

April 20 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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$5.00

When: Saturdays from 11:00-2:00pm Saturday, April 20th - Maple Syrup Mania Price: $5.00 per child ages 4+ Registration: To register, please call Education Specialist Rachel Straughen at (231)941-0960 x17 or rstraughen@gtcd.org The Nature Center will be open from 10:00AM-2:00PM. Our Education Specialist will be on hand for the day and our activity backpacks will be available for rent. Check our website for more information on what the program will include for that day.

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Earth Day Volunteer Work Bee at Miller Creek Nature Reserve

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Miller Creek Nature Reserve Traverse City, MI United States + Google Map
Free

Age: All are welcome! Registration: Please contact Tom Vitale at tvitale@gtcd.org or (231)941-0960 x19 Join District staff in celebration of the Vernal Equinox and Earth Day at the Miller Creek Nature Reserve by sprucing up trails and planting native seedlings along sensitive banks of Miller Creek. As spring emerges trails are in need of some TLC. Many hands make light work! Activities may include pruning, planting, raking, seeding, litter collection, and more. Please bring sturdy shoes, work gloves, and water…

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Peepers – Exciting Earth

April 23 @ 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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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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