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May 2019

Jack Pine Planting Day

May 4: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Intersection of North Down River Road and Headquarters Road
Grayling, MI 49738

Join the Kirtland’s Warbler Alliance and Huron Pines for a day of jack pine planting and education to support the Kirtland’s Warbler. Volunteers will meet at the intersection of North Down River Road and Headquarters Road, east of Grayling. Register via an online form at bit.ly/JPPD2019 by April 26 to receive driving directions and other information prior to the event. Volunteers of all ages are welcome but note that there will be considerable bending, stooping and digging involved in the…

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Spring Nature Hike

May 7: 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Pine Baron Pathway, Lone Pine Road
Gaylord, MI

Welcome the warmth with a hike for the whole family on the Pine Baron Pathway in Gaylord. Please wear footwear that can get muddy and bring a reusable water bottle. We'll hold our Bring the Outside In Reading Challenge Grand Prize Drawing at the event. There's still time to read, enter and win. Submit your name and the name of your outdoor inspired read to the online form at bit.ly/outsideinraffle until April 30. Grand prize for the reading challenge provided by…

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Native Plant Workshop

May 10: 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Alcona County Library, 3112 W Main St
Harrisville, MI 48740
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Representatives from several organizations will share their experience and expertise related to the function, benefits and best practices of using native plants. The event will include interactive elements and resource sharing. Time will be reserved to help participants think through adding native plants to their own landscaping. RSVP at bit.ly/nativeplant2019 The event will be help in Harrisville at the Alcona County Library. Bring details on any landscaping spaces you would like to discuss or get help with.

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Grayling Chamber Business After Hours

May 16: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Paddle Hard Microbrewery, 118 Michigan Ave
Grayling, MI 49738

Join Huron Pines, Northbound Outfitters and Paddle Hard Microbrewery as we celebrate clean water, recreation and conservation at Grayling Chamber Business After Hours.   Join us for food, beverages, door prizes, networking & more! $5 cost for Chamber Members / $10 cost for Not-Yet Members

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AmeriCorps Signature Service Project

May 17: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Huron Pines AmeriCorps Signature Service Project This year the event will take place in Gaylord, MI and will feature beautification and debris clean up along the newly constructed North Central State Trail through Downtown Gaylord. Registration is required in order to reserve your free lunch and t-shirt. Visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019ssp to RSVP. Registration closes April 25. Please arrive on the day of the event by 9:30 am at the Otsego County Community Dog Park located at 504 South Illinois, Gaylord…

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Take a Hike with Huron Pines on Cheboygan’s Duncan Bay

May 21: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Duncan Bay Nature Preserve Cheboygan, MI 49721

Cheboygan's Duncan Bay: Take a Hike with Huron Pines May 21, 2019 Join Environmental Education Coordinator, Emily Vogelegasang for a hike through the Duncan Bay Nature Preserve; and learn how to protect the wild places you love. Emily will talk about invasive species, what they are, where they come from and how to prevent their spread. Plus she'll lead a guided tour of the .5 mile trail loop through coastal wetland. Registration encouraged but not required. Register online here. From…

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Nonprofit Leaders Series: Volunteer Recruitment & Management Workshop

May 22: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
University Center-Gaylord, 80 Livingston Blvd.
Gaylord, MI 49735 United States
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$25.00

Regional Nonprofit Leaders Series Volunteer Workshop in Gaylord: Give your nonprofit organization's volunteer program a boost by developing an action plan for the recruitment, retention, and supervision of volunteers. Participants will use workshop time to better define their volunteer needs and identify target audiences. Combining education, work time, and collaborative discussion, each participant will leave with a clearly defined action plan for their organization. Led by Katie Trotter, a consultant for Op-Art, a consulting firm that looks at the "Art"…

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June 2019

Trail Blaze for Trail Mix: Grayling

June 8: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Northbound Outfitters, 6041 W M-72 Hwy
Grayling, MI 49738

Join Huron Pines, Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital and Northbound Outfitters to get outside, get active and get healthy. Explore hands-on activity stations where you can understand your energy, look and listen to nature and create your own trail mix along the way.  Register for the event here: bit.ly/GraylingTrailblaze This event is for ages 12 and under accompanied by an adult. It will take place along the trail loop behind Northbound Outfitters in Grayling. We'll provide water and trail mix. Please…

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Hubbard Lake Nature Preserve Grand Opening

June 20: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hubbard Lake Nature Preserve, 720 Holiday Inn Road
Hubbard Lake, MI 49747
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Join us to celebrate the grand opening of the Hubbard Lake Nature Preserve. Feel free to come and go as you please. A short program will start at 5pm. There will be an invasive species information table and a nature exploration station for kids. You will be able to explore the preserve and walk our first completed trail. RSVP online here.

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Trail Blaze for Trail Mix: Gaylord

June 25: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Otsego Environmental Learning Site Gaylord, MI 49735

Arrive at 4:00pm, for this two hour event with Huron Pines and Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital to get outside, get active and get healthy. Explore hands-on activity stations where you can understand your energy, look and listen to nature and make your own trail mix. The event is free but we ask for registration so we can have enough supplies. Register here: bit.ly/GaylordTrailblaze This event is for ages 12 and under accompanied by an adult. It will take place…

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