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July 2019

Hubbard Lake Nature Preserve: Explore the Outdoors

July 13: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hubbard Lake Nature Preserve, 720 Holiday Inn Road
Hubbard Lake, MI 49747
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Arrive at 10:00am, for this two hour nature exploration event at the Hubbard Lake Nature Preserve. This event is appropriate for kids under 12 accompanied by an adult. Huron Pines will have learning stations that include a macroinvertebrate station with mayflies and water bugs to illustrate how water quality impacts insects, fish, wildlife and humans. Plus a nature observation station with leaf rubbing, animal tracks, nature journals and practice identifying plants and trees. The activity stations will be followed by…

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MI Paddle Stewards Cheboygan

July 26: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cheboygan Public Library , 100 S. Bailey St.
Cheboygan, MI 49721

Paddlers 18+ years are invited to join Huron Pines and Michigan Sea Grant for a one-day program in Cheboygan about protecting water trails from aquatic invasive species. Participants will learn about invasive species, how to identify them, and how to report sightings through the Midwest Invasive Species Information Network. Then head out for an hour paddle on a nearby water trail. Kayaks, gear, and lunch provided. This is a free workshop thanks to Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program with coordinating…

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Northern Michigan BioBlitz

July 27: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Otsego Environmental Learning Site Gaylord, + Google Map

Celebrate biodiversity and get hands-on with nature. This family-friendly outdoor event is free to the public. Explore nature with activities for kids, guided hikes, opportunities to identify and document plants and animals, and more.We need a few more hands. Learn more about the July 27 event in Gaylord and register at: ucgaylord.org/bioblitz   This event is made possible in part with funding from FOP Cop Fund of the Otsego Community Foundation, Gaylord Area Convention and Tourism Bureau, Kiwanis Club of…

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August 2019

Purple Loosestrife Pull & Paddle

August 2: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Huron Pines and Consumers Energy to learn about invasive purple loosestrife - how to spot it, remove it and prevent it from spreading. Bring your boat, canoe, kayak, or paddle board and help us protect the pond for recreation and wildlife by pulling purple loosestrife. All other removal supplies will be provided. Contact emily@huronpines.org with questions. Friday, August 2, 2019 10:00am Mio Pond State Forest Campground Boat Launch

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Colors in the Wild Scavenger Hunt

August 6: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Otsego Demonstration Gardens in Gaylord, 800 Livingston Blvd
Gaylord, MI 49735
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Learn what colors can teach you about nutrition and the natural world with our rainbow scavenger hunt. Ages 12 and under accompanied by an adult. Please arrive a few minutes before 10:00am to fill out the sign-in sheet. The welcome and introduction will be followed by learning and demonstration, a scavenger hunt, a final activity and a closing discussion of what everyone found and learned. August 06, 2019 10:00am Otsego Demonstration Gardens at the Otsego Conservation District in Gaylord Presented…

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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.

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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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