It's time for the 10th Annual Water Festival in Benzie County! So much to participate in, click the link below to learn more about the potluck & panel discussion, church events, youth library happenings, and the Frozen 5k finale! And listed below the link, please note the two BCD events we're hosting. See you at the Fest!
The Benzie Conservation District is hosting an "Aquatic Workshop" Wed, October 16th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Mills Community House in Benzonia.
If you've ever wondered about water quality, or how to participate in monitoring the health of local waters, this is the event for you! MSU Extension speakers, Dr. Jo Latimore and Erick Elgin, will share with us marvels of the water world, the importance of citizen science, and offer hands-on aquatic plant identification. Light refreshments will be provided.
Thanks to funding from the Huron-Manistee National Forest, this special event is free to the public!
Please register for this free event by contacting Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator,
Jane Perrino at 231.882.4391; email@example.com.
Volunteers wanted to help us clean up Peterson Road beach, one of our favorite Benzie beaches! in working with the Alliance for the Great Lakes, we'll use their program for collecting and recording the trash for the regional database.
Last year, Adopt-a-Beach volunteers picked up over 36,000 lbs. of litter from their local beaches. More than 85% of it was plastic. Tackling litter and plastic pollution in the Great Lakes is no small task, but together we can make a difference.
September Adopt-a-Beach is part of the International Coastal Cleanup, so you’ll be joining millions of people caring for their local shorelines all over the world. Please register by contacting the District: 231-882-4391. See you on the beach!