October Newsletter

Check out our latest newsletter! Follow this link to view our October 2018 newsletter.   It’s complete with events and conservation news we thought you might like. Feel free to share with anyone that might enjoy any of our upcoming events. You can check out past newsletters and subscribe to…

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Forestry Assistance

Forestry Assistance By Bill Cook, MSU Extension   Woodlands and wildlife can have complex relationships with each other.  And both are heavily influenced by human activity, or lack of activity.  For most woodland owners, obtaining assistance with managing these resources is a wise decision.   Nearly nine million acres of…

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Board Member Elections

Calling all those interested in serving the local community and Kalkaska County! The board of directors of the Kalkaska Conservation District are seeking candidates to serve as board directors. Candidates will be elected at the Conservation District election to be held at the Annual Meeting on October 10, 2018 at…

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Volunteers Needed for River Cleanups

Volunteers Needed for River Cleanups By: Marilyn Shy, Outreach Communications Coordinator, Kalkaska Conservation District                                 Want to spend a fun day floating down the river while at the same time helping the environment? Then join…

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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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Right Tree, Right Place

Right Tree, Right Place By Marilyn Shy, Kalkaska Conservation District We were all getting spring fever, right? Seeing that bare ground, and just patchy snow in the woods, and then the white stuff hit us yet again. No matter! Spring is still on its way. And spring means it’s time…

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Notice of 30 Day Strategic Plan Review

The Kalkaska Conservation District has recently completed a draft strategic plan. They met with various stakeholders to review unique challenges and benefits of Kalkaska County resources and discussed how the District can expand their mission and outreach efforts. This 3 year strategic plan will guide District Staff and Board Members…

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