The public is invited to a spring presentation: “Successful Tree & Shrub Planting: Sustaining Your Forest, Wildlife, and Landscape,” on Thursday, March 10th from 6 to 8pm, at the Benzonia Township Hall.
The Spring Seedling Sale is underway at the Benzie Conservation District. This workshop will provide information on spring planting especially before folks place orders or buy potted plants from a local nursery. 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 Andrew Milliron, Wildlife Specialist and owner of Ironway Outdoors; and Carolyn Thayer, owner of Designs in Bloom. Participants will also qualify to obtain a Phase 1 credit (educational session) from the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) through technician Jessica Alpers. This is one of three phases required for MAEAP verification. The Benzie Conservation District asks that people pre-register by contacting Aimé Merizon, Outreach Coordinator, 231-882-4391 x 11, or firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a free event, however, donations are appreciated.