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!
Here's a cool little lake in Benzie County you may not be familiar with....so please join us as we paddle the sparkling waters of Long Lake!
Sat, August 24
10 am to 12 pm
Bring: your own kayak or canoe & gear
Location: meet at the end of Long Lake Road, just north of Round Lake on M-22
Cost: free event; donations always welcome!
Register: contact John at 231-882-4391; firstname.lastname@example.org
The Benzie Conservation District is hosting its annual Spring Hike at Old Indian Trail, located within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, with local botanist Judy Kelly, on Saturday, May 18th from 10 am to 12 pm. The public is invited to experience a leisurely, informative hike on a trail that is approximately 2.3 miles long, and winds through an evergreen and hardwood forest.
Hikers are welcome to bring water, bug spray, binoculars, and/or camera. Please meet at the Old Indian Trail parking lot, which is located on M-22 (4349 N Scenic Hwy, Honor MI) between Crystal and Big Platte lakes, just east of Sutter Road. This is a free event, however, participants are asked to register by contacting Aimé Merizon, outreach coordinator, at 231-882-4391 x 11; email@example.com.