Join us, rain or shine, to experience the interconnectedness of land, animals, nature and you.
Saturday, October 14th 10 am to 2 pm Pasture is located at the corner of Graves and Lobb roads, Frankfort Lunch is provided! PRE-REGISTER: Contact the Benzie Conservation District, 231.882.4391; firstname.lastname@example.org Suggested donation: $5 Wrap Up: Help us move the cattle!
Presenters include: Scott Hughey, NRCS, District Conservationist Cheryl Gross, Plant It Wild, President Nate Walton, MSU Extension, Consumer Horticulture Program Coordinator Kay Charter, Saving Birds through Habitat, Executive Director Kelly Lively, Citizens' Climate Lobby, Northwest Michigan Volunteer Doug Carmichael, Savory Institute/MSU Lake City Research Center, Farm Manager
Please dress for the weather, and the land (boots to handle the "cowpies").
What: Benzie Conservation District is hosting a shoreline cleanup in conjunction with the Alliance for the Great Lakes’ annual September Adopt-a-Beach™ event, part of the International Coastal Cleanup. Thousands of volunteers turn out each September to pick up trash along Great Lakes beaches and shorelines, record their findings, and track environmental conditions that contribute to beach health.
When: Saturday, September 16th, 2017; 10 am to 12 pm
Where: Elberta Dunes Lake Michigan Beach, Elberta
Why: Participants enhance beaches by picking up trash and recording their findings in the Alliance for the Great Lakes’ online Adopt-a-Beach™ system. This information is logged into the online system, made accessible to the public and shared with local beach health officials as well as others working toward improvements.
Please register with the Benzie Conservation District! Contact Aimé Merizon, outreach coordinator, 231.882.4391 x 11; email@example.com.
Some Interesting Facts about Elberta, Michigan
Most people are familiar with the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, which begins north of Frankfort and Crystal Lake. But what about the sandy hills south of the town of Elberta? Has anyone heard of EDNA? Her full name spells out to be Elberta Dunes South Natural Area. Here’s how the Village of Elberta describes her:
“EDNA is our most recent addition to the Village Parks. Rising to 225′ above Lake Michigan, EDNA rewards hikers with beautiful panoramic views of the Betsie River Wildlife Refuge and the Lake Michigan Shoreline. The hike is moderately difficult and venturing off the path is not encouraged to avoid dune erosion and poison ivy. EDNA is at the southernmost part of the Village and is accessed by a parking area off M-22. ENDA can also be entered by bicycles and pedestrians from the south end of Lincoln Ave.”