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May 2019

Garlic Mustard Papermaking with the Northwest MI Invasive Species Network (ISN)

May 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Free

Price: Free, but $5 suggested donation per family Registration: Required. Please contact ISN Outreach Specialist, Emily Cook, for more information – ecook@gtcd.org or (231)941-0960 x20 Make paper with garlic mustard! This family-friendly activity with the Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network (ISN) begins with a short presentation on invasive species and a paper-making demonstration. Then, make your own green paper – everyone gets to bring some home! All materials are provided. *Will anyone in your party require accommodations? Such as an…

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Native Plant Sale

May 18 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Price Varies

Update your home landscape with native plants that are beautiful, well-adapted to our climate, and support a variety of wildlife 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. Selection is limited - first come, first served.

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Native Gardens Tour & Work Bee

May 20 @ 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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15th Annual Boardman River Clean Sweep – Volunteer River Clean-up

May 25 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Age: 10 years + Registration: Please register online at www.brcleansweep.org, or contact Norm Fred at nrfred@yahoo.com or Steve Largent at slargent@gtcd.org Join volunteers in the 15th annual Boardman River Clean Sweep led by Dr. Norm Fred to rid the river of trash from Forks State Forest Campground to the mouth at West Bay. Over the years, this effort has expanded to include other northern Michigan rivers as well. The clean-up event is followed by a picnic at the Oleson Pavilion…

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June 2019

8th Annual Adams Fly Festival & Kayak Raffle

June 1 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kingsley Public Library, 213 S. Brownson Avenue
Kingsley, MI 49649 United States
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Free

Visit the annual Kingsley Adams Fly Festival for a fun-filled afternoon the whole family can enjoy! Stop by the Grand Traverse Conservation District booth and try your luck at a kayak raffle drawn later that afternoon. All ages welcome! No need to register/RSVP!

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Native Gardens Tour & Work Bee

June 3 @ 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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Japanese Barberry Trade-up Day

June 7 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Free

Trade in your landscaped Japanese barberry for a coupon to a local landscaper or nursery! Receive a $5.00 coupon for every plant you bring us (up to $50.00). We’ll properly dispose of your invasive species and you can go shopping for a non-invasive alternative. Registration is required: Contact ISN Outreach Specialist, Emily Cook at ecook@gtcd.org or (231)941-0960 x20 *Will anyone in your party require accommodations? Such as an Interpreter, wheelchair accessible seating, etc.? If so, please contact us at (231)941-0960 or info@gtcd.org.…

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Native Gardens Tour & Work Bee

June 10 @ 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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Dad & Me – Nature Date Night

June 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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$5.00

Join us for a fun filled nature night with outdoor adventure and activities in the Nature center with you and your dad or special-someone from 6-7pm! The Nature Center will be open from 10:00AM-7:00PM. 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. Price: $5.00 per child, ages 4+ Registration: Click here! For questions, please…

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Native Gardens Tour & Work Bee

June 17 @ 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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