Join volunteers in caring for the Great Lakes at our Elberta Beach cleanup! Litter data collected during Adopt-a-Beach events is used to prevent pollution and make positive changes to protect our beaches and coasts.
Date: Sat, September 17, 2016
Meet at: Elberta Lake Michigan Beach, Elberta
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Contact Information: Benzie Conservation District 280 S. Benzie Blvd, POB 408, Beulah MI 49617 231.882.4391 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Conservation District's educational series offers a unique opportunity to enjoy all of the recreational benefits of Northern Michigan, while learning about the history and ecology of our natural resources. The series continues Friday, August 19th from 6-9pm with a sunset tour of Lower Herring Lake. Conservation Specialist John Ransom will be leading a relaxing paddle along the shore highlighting some of the area's most interesting ecological sights and stories.
A haven for tourists, Lower Herring Lake is one of Benzie County's gems. With sandy shores and crystal clear waters, the lake offers serene views and ample opportunities for wildlife viewing. It also happens to be one of the best places in the region to catch a spectacular sunset! You will need a canoe or kayak, paddles, life jackets, binoculars (optional), and appropriate clothing for weather conditions. No shuttling will be necessary as the tour will begin and end at the same place.
Take a moment to remember what first drew you to your lake front property. Was it the crystal clear waters? The abundant wildlife? Access to good fishing and recreating? By creating a natural shoreline on your property, you can help preserve the very qualities that likely attracted you to lake front living in the first place.
Join us Wednesday, July 27th at Grow Benzie for a Natural Shoreline Workshop featuring a panel of experts presenting on the basics of shoreline ecology, the art of lakescaping, and DEQ regulations to guide your project.
What is a natural shoreline you ask? Natural shorelines are a buffer created to protect your property from erosion. Unlike sea walls which create a hazardous transfer of wave energy, natural shorelines use native plant species and organic material to create a relationship between your lawn and the lake that helps to filters out toxins, is accessible to wildlife, and is easy to manage throughout the seasons.
To learn more about who is presenting and what topics we will be discussing, check out the Shoreline Workshop page under the programs tab.
Registration is $10 a person and $5 dollars for an additional person. To reserve your spot please contact John Ransom at email@example.com or 231-882-4391 x 13