Benzie Conservation District
Preserving and Enhancing the Natural Resources of Benzie County
Read Keith Schneider's article on the dramatic and inspirational history behind Platte Lake's recovery from toxic algae blooms, and what the Benzie Conservation District is doing to help. We are proud to be taking part in a project with such a long and rich history, and we thank Mr. Schneider for bringing attention to the efforts of those involved. The article is published in the Betsie Current and online at ModeShift, linked below:
Our annual meeting is November 16 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at the Mills Community House in Benzonia. We'll be featuring guest speaker Jim Olson, Founder and Senior Legal Advisor of FLOW (For Love of Water).
Mr. Olson will address how a watershed framework, based on scientific data and knowledge and legal stewardship principles (governance and ethics), can help us solve the systemic threats to water, environment, and life.
“There are many unfolding examples of the success of this approach,” Mr. Olson said, “and one of them happened right here in Benzie County, and involves an unprecedented model of stewardship created by the hard work of citizens and now implemented by the Benzie County Conservation District.”
The event is free and open to the public. No registration required. We hope to see you there!
From revolutionary science to a heartfelt memoir, from global wildlife to local waters, this series of District Readers, spanning November to March, has something for everyone.
This year, we're excited to expand our book club and welcome participants from around the region. Wherever you live, we'd love to welcome you into this series, where we meet monthly over Zoom to discuss books on environmental topics. The selected books are listed above and individual meeting registration forms can be found on our events tab (benziecd.org/events). District Readers requires no dues and you may attend as many meetings as you'd like.
For questions, contact Jessica (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).