Learn more about the threats posed by MICROPLASTICS and what YOU can do! Jeanie Williams, Lead Scientist and Education Coordinator Inland Seas Education Association AND Aimé Merizon, Outreach Coordinator Benzie Conservation District
STORMCLOUD BREWING COMPANY FRANKFORT
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22 AT 4:00 PM
Sponsored by the League of Women Voters Grand Traverse Area – Benzie Unit and the Benzie Conservation District
"The Survey Says...!" In the fall of 2016 the Benzie Conservation District conducted a Natural Resource Assessment in order to gauge the priorities for natural resource protection and enhancement from stakeholders within the county.
The survey participants (you!) determined the top four priorities: water quality, education, invasive species control, and forestry. Happily, this has been, and will continue to be our focus moving forward. The BCD will use this information to build programs and conduct projects to address these concerns. The Natural Resource Assessment survey is conducted every five years.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey! If you were unable to take the survey, but would like to give your input, please contact us with your questions or concerns. We love feedback from our community! To view the results of the survey in an easy-to-understand graphic form, please click on the photo above.
In conjunction with the Benzie Conservation District’s Spring Seedling Sale, this workshop will provide information on spring planting for bare-root seedlings. The event will include learning how to select the right native species for specific goals, how to maximize planting success with proper site selection and preparation, planting techniques, and follow-up protection and care.
District Forester, Kama Ross, will be joined by local experts Linda Thomasma, Wildlife Biologist and owner of Two by Two Wildlife Consulting; and Carolyn Thayer, Landscape Designer, and owner of Designs in Bloom. This presentation is packed with information for a wide variety of planting scenarios, bring your questions and plan your garden plots! The Benzie Conservation District asks that people pre-register by contacting the BCD Office, 231-882-4391, or email@example.com. This is a free event, however, donations are appreciated.