Stop in today to pick up your copy of the Watersheds Stewardship Guide and become a Benzie steward! Find a electronic version on our Watershed page!
Dear Benzie County Watershed Resident,
Benzie County boasts some of the most beautiful waterways in northwestern Michigan. In fact, our watersheds play a pivotal role in the vibrancy of our region through countless ecological rhythms and processes. Since we share the wealth of benefits flowing from our waters, we share in the responsibility to care for their future.
As a watershed resident, you play an especially important role in preserving the region’s water quality and natural resources. Thank you for taking the time to read this guide and becoming a watershed steward.
Your Friends at the Benzie Conservation District
In 1904, the chestnut blight (Chryphonectria parasitica) was introduced to the U.S. and by 1940 the blight had spread throughout the entire range of the American Chestnut, slowly destroying the once beautiful and bountiful forests. Today, a few isolated American Chestnut trees can be found in northern Michigan, with the state champion located on the Old Mission Peninsula.
This event is sponsored free-of-charge by the Forestry Assistance Program. For more information contact Kama Ross, District Forester, Leelanau, Grand Traverse, and Benzie Conservation Districts at 231-256-9783 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHEN: Sunday, January 29th from 2:30 to 4pm
FEE: $5 per adult. Reservations are not required. Complimentary for youth 17 and under with paying adult. Call (231) 378-4963 for further information. Limited snowshoe rentals are available at Crystal Mountain at the Park at Water’s Edge. Call 231-378-2000 ext. 7000 for snowshoe rental information.