What: Learn about choosing the right native plants for your yard and browse many beautiful species ready to be planted (and purchased). Vern Stephens of Designs by Nature, speaker.
Time: 10 am to 12 pm (Workshop)
Where: Lake City Fire Station, downtown Lake City near the corner of John and Main Street.
Workshop Registration: RSVP by Thursday, September 7th. Call 231.839.7193, visit our office, or email email@example.com.
Cost: The cost of the workshop is $5.
Plant Sale: Pre-orders for garden kits are going on now; visit our online store, Native Plant Sales. Order pickup and single species flats and quarts sale is from 12 pm to 3 pm.
Ties to the Land – Generational Forestland Transition – September 16, 2017 9 am – 4 pm
Grand Traverse Conservation District, Traverse City, MI
This day-long workshop will be a great starting point for any family wanting to learn how to “hand down” their forest land to the next generation. Ties to the Land is a program that will help you in practical ways to facilitate family succession as well as estate planning. Families are encouraged to participate together if possible. Registration is $65 for the first family member and $15 for additional members. Registration covers a 76 page workbook, CD-ROM, extra handouts, snacks and lunch. Pre-register by Sept. 9. Contact District Forester Larry Czelusta at 231-775-7681 ext 3 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
SOIL SAMPLING COST-SHARE PROGRAM
This program is available to any Missaukee County landowner that would like to know and understand the make-up of their soil. Whether you are a commercial farmer or home gardener, you can take advantage of this
Why test your soil?
- Choose the correct fertilizers and give your plants only the nutrients they really need
- Helps avoid excessive fertilizer use, saving you time and money
- Protects the environment
- Prevents possible plant damage
- Improves crop yield and plant growth
Have questions? Contact Jodi DeHate, MAEAP Technician at 231.839.7193 or email@example.com.
Attention classrooms, home schools or scout groups~ Now scheduling programs:
Basically Bats, preK – 2nd grade
Duration: 45 minutes
A seasonal activity, timed with Halloween, called “Basically Bats” is now available for scheduling. Appropriate for pre-K to 2nd grade, this 45-minute program compares the similarities between birds and bats. The program is free, thanks to the 2014 Missaukee Conservation District millage. We will:
- Read Stellaluna, the award-winning book by Janelle Cannon
- Discuss bat facts, myths and a bit about Michigan’s bats
- Address key standards: animal adaptations, predator-prey relationships, senses
- “Bat – Moth” initiative – an interactive game where students take on the role of a bat and “echolocate” to find food
- Make and take – create a paper glider, the size and weight of an average Michigan bat
Schedule a program for your students today! Your location or ours!