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  1. Celebrate Earth Week 2018 with
    The Leelanau Conservancy

    April 14, 2018

     

    We hope you will join us to enjoy the many activities that the Leelanau Conservancy has planned for Earth Week. Due to Winter Storm Xanto which is currently bearing down on us with snow and ice, some of the plantings and workbee activities have been postponed. That being said there are still plenty of opportunities to get out on the trail and to learn about The Conservancy and some of the gorgeous natural areas under their care.

    Please visit The Leelanau Conservancy’s Earth Week Events page for up to date information and to RSVP to all these great events!


    Director’s Hike at Teichner Preserve
    Tuesday, April 17, 10am
    Join Leelanau Conservancy Executive Director Tom Nelson for a hike
    at Teichner Preserve. Get to know the Conservancy’s Leader, and learn
    more about the history of this pristine natural area and how it was protected.

    ***POSTPONED, NEW DATE TBD*** Trailbuilding Workbee at Whaleback Natural Area
    Volunteer with our stewardship staff during Earth Week to help restore areas of the Whaleback trail. Staff will be installing water bars along the beginning sections of the trail to improve erosion control. Expect to use an assortment
    of hand tools including Pulaski’s, McLeod’s, shovels, tamper’s, and more.
    There may also be some heavy lifting involved. Gloves and boots are encouraged!

    Wildflower Rescue Kick-Off Meeting
    Thursday, April 19, 9:45am, Munnecke Room, Leland Library

    Get involved with this great volunteer group that rescues native wildflowers from construction sites. Brian Zimmerman of Four Season Nursery will speak at the first meeting of the year. Digs start April 20th; learn more here. No registration necessary.

    ***POSTPONED, NEW DATE TBD*** Tree Planting Workbee at Palmer Woods Forest Reserve 
    Please join us to plant trees at Palmer Woods! We will focus on planting in areas that were impacted by the beech and ash salvage harvest that happened this past fall. We will be planting desirable tree species to add diversity to this area, including tulip trees, bur oaks, and shagbark hickory. Please wear weather appropriate outdoor work clothing and sturdy boots.

    Early Spring Blooms Hike at Clay Cliffs Natural Area
    Saturday, April 21, 10am
    Honor the Earth with a guided interpretive walk to witness nature’s splendid
    unfolding of a new season with docents Ann McInnis, Jane Gale, and Beth Chiles. Observe amazing native spring ephemerals (wildflowers) and learn about
    pollinators role in ensuring the future of their species. How do nature’s systems
    connect these plants with the baby animal species and even the fungal kingdom?
    and to further honor Earth, we will reuse recycled plastic in a take-home mini-Earth
    system for you to nurture and make even more discoveries.

    Guided Bike Ride with Bike Leelanau at 45 North Vineyard Trail
    Saturday, April 21, 1-4pm
    Leelanau Conservancy and Bike Leelanau are partnering with 45 North Winery to host a family-friendly guided ride on their vineyard trail. Suttons Bay Bikes & Norte will provide free demo mountain bikes, fat bikes, and kids balance bikes to try. Leelanau Children’s Center will be there to supervise the kids track. NMMBA and Bike Leelanau will have a skills course and lessons on changing tires available as well. All ages and experience levels are welcome! After your ride, enjoy a glass of wine and some snacks on the patio and don’t miss the chance to hear from Executive Director Tom Nelson about the future of mountain biking at Palmer Woods.

    Earth Day Celebration featuring The Appleseed Collective
    at Tandem Ciders,
    Sunday, April 22, 3-6pm
    Join us for a celebration of our special corner of the Earth with
    live music from the Appleseed Collective and local hard cider.
    No cover, but donations to the Leelanau Conservancy are welcome. This event is family-friendly and no registration is necessary.

    Please visit The Leelanau Conservancy’s Earth Week Events page for up to date information and to RSVP to all these great events!

     

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