Upcoming Events

Board Basics Workshop, March 20

Regional Nonprofit Leaders Series presents Board Basics
March 20, 2019
9:30am-12:30pm*
2389 S. M-76 (Michigan Works Bldg.)
West Branch
Tickets $25

Pre-registration required by March 15.
Purchase your tickets online today.

This session covers a comprehensive introduction to the roles and responsibilities of board members presented by Julie Ann Rivers-Cochran, founder of Blackbird Nonprofit Consulting. Attendees will leave with a strong understanding of board governance and the skills to lead their organization to success.

*Julie Ann will stay on-site for a 1-hour question and answer session following the workshop. Please bring your own brown-bag-lunch.

The Regional Nonprofit Leaders Series is delivered by Huron Pines through a partnership with the Otsego Community Foundation and the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan. The partnership supports capacity and leadership building opportunities and emerging challenges such as storytelling, marketing, data-driven evaluation, fundraising, volunteerism and community engagement.

This event is also supported by a contribution from the North Central Michigan Community Foundation.


Support the Arts and Conservation

For the month of February, watercolor artist and Michigan Native Sarah Tule is donating 25% of the proceeds from the purchase of her artwork to Huron Pines. “I appreciate the need to protect the scenic beauty and natural integrity of northern Michigan and I felt this was one way to help,” explained Sarah on her website. You can find her watercolor and acrylic artwork at sarahtuleart.com. If you’ve ever visited the Huron Pines office, you’ve seen Sarah’s work on display. She helped us commemorate our 40th anniversary in 2013 with two pieces that still hang in our lobby.


Cozy Up with a Good Book to Beat Cabin Fever

Frigid temperatures are a perfect excuse to cozy up with a book. Now you can enjoy great books and win prizes through the Bring the Outside In Reading Challenge.

Select a book from the recommended reading list or choose your own nature-themed adventure. Once you’ve finished the book, submit your details to the online entry form and you’ll be entered into a monthly raffle for Huron Pines gear.

For more details visit huronpines.org/outside-in.


Each year people give their time and energy to volunteer with Huron Pines and participate in hands-on education and conservation projects all over Northeast Michigan. These projects have stabilized eroding streambanks, replanted young jack pine forest, removed invasive plants, improved wildlife habitat and expanded access to recreation in many ways and locations across our beautiful state. These efforts have a direct impact on our natural resources and the future of the Great Lakes by encouraging people to engage in conservation.

Our events support healthy water, protected places and vibrant communities.
Our events provide a safe, positive, friendly and helpful learning environment.
Our events engage people with diverse backgrounds and interests, and empower new conservation leaders.
Our events address a real need and have measurable benefits to Michigan’s natural resources.
Our events are inclusive and offer several tasks for participants of different ability levels.
Our events educate community members about ecological issues and methods to solve or prevent.
Our events are connected with efforts of other conservation organizations across the state.