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.
Wow! The Benzie Conservation District is currently working on a 2016 Natural Resource Assessment. This endeavor takes place every five years. The District is seeking public feedback in order to complete this process. Those who participate will be entered into a drawing for a $10, $25 and $50 Gift Certificate towards our BCD sale products. Your identity will be kept strictly confidential. If you represent a business, conservation/environmental organization, County or State agency, or other group, please respond on behalf of that business, organization, agency or group. Please provide your email at the end of the survey to be entered into the drawing. Thanks so much for your help!