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August 2019

Connecting Protected Lands on the Au Sable

August 14: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Join the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Huron Pines to celebrate the DNR’s acquisition of 1,010 acres of prime forestland and approximately 1.5 miles of Au Sable River corridor. The acquisition of this land for habitat protection and public use has been several years in the making. Huron Pines helped to secure support along the way and now we’re ready to help celebrate and spread the word about this amazing piece of public land.    Directions From Grayling - Take…

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Unwind Outside

August 15: 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Hanson Hills State Recreation Area, 7601 Old Lake Rd
Grayling, MI 49738
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Slow down, take in your surroundings and enjoy the outdoors with a trail walk, guided observations and a cool down stretch. Ages 13 and up. The trail walk will begin at 9:30am and last for about 30 minutes. The walk will be followed by some gentle stretches and guidance on nature observation and meditation practices. The event will take place at Hanson Hills Recreation Area in Grayling.This event is made possible with funding from the US Endowment for Forestry and Communities…

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Hubbard Lake Nature Preserve: Invasive Species Workshop

August 21: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hubbard Lake Nature Preserve, 720 Holiday Inn Road
Hubbard Lake, MI 49747
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Join us at the Hubbard Lake Nature Preserve to learn how to identify and treat invasive species that are prevalent in the area, including some hands-on demonstration of autumn olive removal. RSVP here so that we can make sure to have enough tools and equipment. Funding for this event provided in part by the Great Lakes Fishery Trust and Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program.

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The Art and Science of Forestry

August 22: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pigeon River Country Discovery Center, 9984 Twin Lakes Road
Vanderbilt, MI 49795
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Join us to learn more about the fascinating world of forestry, and how you can use forestry to improve even the smallest home lot. The Art and Science of Forestry Thursday, August 22nd 6:00pm Pigeon River Country Discovery Center 9984 Twin Lakes Road Vanderbilt, Michigan 49795 Please RSVP here by August 20, 2019 Forestry is more than just cutting down trees. It’s a science that allows our society to continue to use wood in our daily lives. It’s also an…

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Duncan Bay Nature Preserve Boardwalk and Overlook Ribbon Cutting

August 24: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Duncan Bay Nature Preserve Cheboygan, MI 49721

You are invited to help us celebrate the next phase of our coastal wetland restoration on Cheboygan’s Duncan Bay. Huron Pines worked together with Little Traverse Conservancy to ensure that over 300 acres of critical wetland will be protected forever. Since the land was acquired, we’ve been working with LTC to manage and restore the area through invasive species management, native plant installation and the construction of a boardwalk. The boardwalk project is now complete so the public can access…

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September 2019

Hubbard Lake Nature Preserve: Trail Run and Yoga

September 14: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Hubbard Lake Nature Preserve, 720 Holiday Inn Road
Hubbard Lake, MI 49747
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Arrive at 9:00am to choose your path and pace for an open run (jog or walk) through the Hubbard Lake Nature Preserve's newly open trails. The run will be followed by yoga at 10:00am. Huron Pines will provide water. Please bring refillable water bottles and a yoga mat or towel. Feel free to stay for both activities or just choose one. This event is free and open to the public. About the trails/run: This is not a race with a…

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Nonprofit Leaders Series: Exploring the Marketing Toolkit

September 17: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Alpena Community College, 665 Johnson St
Alpena, MI 49707 United States
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Exploring the Marketing Toolkit for Fundraising, Events and More This high-level presentation will start by covering some core fundamentals through a nonprofit lens. We will look at how to craft personas, how to use your internal resources and how to leverage your external connections for greater impact. Once you comprehend the “why” of your mission you can confidently provide resources and select channels for execution. We will discuss credibility through storytelling and when why and how to get your message…

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Nonprofit Leaders Series: Exploring the Marketing Toolkit

September 23: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
University Center-Gaylord, 80 Livingston Blvd.
Gaylord, MI 49735 United States
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Exploring the Marketing Toolkit for Fundraising, Events and More This high-level presentation will start by covering some core fundamentals through a nonprofit lens. We will look at how to craft personas, how to use your internal resources and how to leverage your external connections for greater impact. Once you comprehend the “why” of your mission you can confidently provide resources and select channels for execution. We will discuss credibility through storytelling and when why and how to get your message…

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October 2019

Hubbard Lake Nature Preserve: Watercolor Class

October 5: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hubbard Lake Nature Preserve, 720 Holiday Inn Road
Hubbard Lake, MI 49747
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$35.00

Join the Hubbard Lake Nature Preserve's artist-in-residence, Sarah Tule for an outdoor watercolor class at the preserve. The cost of the class is $35 to cover supplies which include paint, a brush and watercolor paper. In this beginner's watercolor class Sarah will briefly introduce you to the materials and techniques before you venture out into the field to paint. You'll be capturing fall in Northern Michigan and you'll get to go home with all the supplies you'll need to keep…

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Be A Nature Detective

October 8: 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Pigeon River Country Discovery Center, 9984 Twin Lakes Road
Vanderbilt, MI 49795
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Solve the mystery of the broken aspen twigs. Build your nature observation toolbox and set off on a scavenger hunt through the forest and along the river outside of the Pigeon River Country Discovery Center. Rain or shine, free and open to the public. Recommended for 12 and under, but all welcome! Email emily@huronpines.org with questions. This program is presented by Huron Pines and Kids Outdoor Otsego. It is funded in part by the DNR Wildlife Habitat Grant Program, Great…

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