Michigan Shoreline Stewards

Michigan Shoreline Stewards By Marilyn Shy                     Are you a lakefront or riverfront property owner who cares about maintaining and improving your shoreline habitat? If yes, there are a number of actions you can take to protect the quality of our…

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The Birds are Back in Town

The Birds are Back in Town By Marilyn Shy, Kalkaska Conservation District   They’re ba-a-a-ck! Robins, Red-winged Blackbirds, and Sandhill Cranes all made their appearance in our area in the last few weeks, right on schedule. Other early spring migrants that have been spotted include grackles, kingfishers, and Red- breasted…

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Manistee River Clean-up

Join us in cleaning up road/stream crossings of the Manistee River in Kalkaska County! We will meet on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at the Kalkaska Conservation District office at 1:00 pm. We will carpool to various sites around the county picking up any recyclables/trash on the river banks of the…

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Conservation District cleans Manistee River

Jerry Neuman (left) and Dee Crawford display trash retrieved from the Manistee River during the Kalkaska Conservation District’s river clean-up canoe trip held July 30th. Volunteers and staff collected 16.3 pounds of trash during the day. Shel-Haven Canoe Rental donated the canoes, kayak, and transportation to help make the day…

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