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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Ernie Harwell

For all you Ernie Harwell fans out there, I’m sharing this wonderful audio tribute, (click below to “read more”) starting at approx. 3:25. Well worth a listen. For me, the voice of Ernie Harwell was the voice of summer itself.  It’s just that simple.

Ernie always started the season with this reading from The Song of Solomon:

For, lo, the winter is past,
The rain is over and gone;
The flowers appear on the earth;
The time of the singing of birds is come,
And the voice of the turtle is heard in our land.

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2016 Underwater Photographer of the Year Winners

Some amazing photographs here of underwater scenes, including this one of the trout and duck, which reminded me of our wonderful LLLA logo.

British Waters Compact
WINNER: ‘Hello Ducky!’ by Paul Colley (UK)

Whilst trying to photograph trout during a year-long river project with a home-made pole-cam, a raft of Mallard ducks muscled in to steal food intended to entice trout to the camera.

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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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Stickers!

Who doesn’t love stickers?  We here at LLLA have not been hibernating all winter.  On the contrary, we have been busy planning for spring and summer, thinking of ways to get our message out to all riparians and lovers of Lake Leelanau.  And so it is with great pleasure that we announce the newly redesigned LLLA logo, thanks to Bethany Kucera of BatGirl Designs.

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