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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On the Move with Swimmer’s Itch

On June 22, 2016, a significant event occurred here in our backyard. The Michigan Swimmers Itch Partnership (MSIP), in conjunction with SICON, LLC. presented a conference specifically pointed at the problem of swimmer’s itch. Experts from the United States, Canada gathered to discuss and explain their research and attempts at dealing with the swimmer’s itch problem.

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Boater Safety Class

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Boater Safety Class 2016

  • Boater Safety Class for boaters who will be at least 12 years old by the end of the boating season.
  • Wednesday, June 22, 2016 from 9a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Leelanau County Court House, E. Government Center Drive, Suttons Bay.
  • Class will start promptly at 9 a.m. There is no charge for the course, and the only requirement is that participants come with a positive attitude and a desire to be a safe boater.
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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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