Attract Home Guardians from our Outdoors to Control Invasive Natural Pests

Winter is almost here and a number of home invading pests may be trying to make their way into wood piles and homes for shelter. But every land owner knows they have got to do something. Some may want to use strong chemicals which may make their way right into the soil. These chemicals directly harm the soil food web, which helps plants grow and maintain the lakes.

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Michigan Shoreland Stewards

We our pleased to announce our affiliation with Michigan Shoreland Stewards, a program which provides recognition for lakefront property owners who are protecting inland lakes through best management practices on their property.

Become a Michigan Shoreland Steward!

Each year more and more lake front properties are being developed and natural lakefront habitats are becoming scarce.

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Fisheries of Leelanau and the Role of Cormorants

Heather Hettinger, Fisheries Management Biologist for Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources out of Traverse City, gave an informative and lively presentation to the Leelanau Clean Water organization on July 20, which was attended by some of our members.  You can access the presentation by clicking here.  Here is a little info on Heather:

I have worked for the Department of Natural Resources in various capacities since 2000.

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Demonstrating Sustainable Forestry – Palmer Woods Forest Reserve

I encourage everyone to visit a truly wonderful site (which I just discovered) called Nature Change, Conversations about Conservation and Climate, which is “a new multimedia magazine developed by the Conservation Resource Alliance (CRA) as a cooperative venture for regional nonprofit organizations involved in protecting and managing the lands and waters of Northwest Lower Michigan.”  

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Healthy Forests: Caring for our Trees Workshop

News Release

Contact Person: Kama Ross, District Forester

Leelanau, Benzie and Grand Traverse Conservation Districts

231-256-9783, kama.ross@macd.org

Release Date: Immediate until March 10, 2016

Healthy Forests: Caring for our Trees Workshop

Date: Saturday, March 12, 2016

Time: 9:00 – 12:00 p.m.

Location: Boardman Nature Center, Grand Traverse Conservation District, 1450 Cass Road, Traverse City

Fee: $10/person, pre-registration required by the March 10th (no walk-ins please)

Registration: Leelanau Conservation District, 231-256-9783, with a credit card or mail in a check made out to Leelanau CD, 8527 E.

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