This online workshop will introduce you to a range of wetland types found in Michigan, to help you recognize which wetlands might occur on your land. We’ll explore why wetlands are important, and how you can protect and manage your wetlands.
Join us Saturday, September 17, 2022, for a Great Lakes day of action! Thousands of Adopt-a-Beach volunteers will clean and celebrate Great Lakes shorelines as part of the International Coastal Cleanup.
We will furnish buckets , but please bring your own work gloves. All volunteers will be entered in a raffle.
Meet at Oval Beach Parking lot to sign in, get supplies and then depart for cleanup. Things to bring: gloves (if you have them), sunscreen, bug spray, Kitty Litter bucket with handle (if you have it). Hat, jacket etc, depending on weather.
Welcome! Please meet us on the south side of the concessions area for directions, tally sheet, and a sticker:) Please bring buckets and gloves for picking up trash. DRESS FOR THE WEATHER. We will have gloves and plastic bags upon request
Each year, in in spring and fall, the Benzie Conservation District co-hosts with the Alliance for the Great Lake adopt-a-beach clean-ups We are always seeking volunteers to help remove trash and debris from the Lake Michigan shoreline. What makes this program special is that all of the results are tracked and the data is entered into an online system that helps to inform regional policy and educate the public.
We’ll head out to the field to examine a range of wetland types up close, to help you recognize wetlands that might occur on your land. We’ll look at some distinctive wetland plants, and consider wetland characteristics that make for good herp habitat. Be sure to wear long pants and close-toed shoes—be prepared for mud and poison ivy!—and bring a hand lens or loupe if you have one.
This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited.
Participants will spend approximately one hour learning about the importance of stream monitoring. A hands-on training session will follow at 6pm on Spencer Creek. Please dress for the weather. Refreshments provided. Alden, MI: Exact Location TBD
End of summer festival/concert season clean-up! Keep our city beautiful and clean.