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October 2018

Stewardship Sundays Work Day

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Williams-Blackburn Preserve, 43.62565,-84.71138
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858 United States
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Join Chippewa Watershed Conservancy for our monthly Stewardship Sundays volunteer outing. We’ll work to remove the highly invasive Autumn Olive shrub from the property to promote biodiversity and prevent the species from taking over. All tools and training is provided. Please wear long sleeves and bring eye protection and plenty of water. Though no hunting land abuts the property, volunteers are encouraged to wear hunter’s orange since it is bow season. Directions to the preserve: bit.ly/Williams-Blackburn-Preserve.

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CWC Guest Speaker Series: There’s An App for That–Connecting to Nature Through Technology

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Veterans Memorial Library, 301 S. University Avenue
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858 United States
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The CWC Guest Speaker Series is a monthly presentation about topics ranging from environmental conservation to outdoor recreation and everything in between. Used wisely, smartphones and tablets can be powerful tools in the outdoors. From identifying birds and trees, mapping hikes or kayak trips, connecting to citizen science projects and much more, apps and other smartphone features can be used to investigate and connect with the natural world. Join CNC Interpretive Naturalist Michelle Fournier for this indoor program as she…

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Audubon Woods Forestry Hike

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Florence Maxwell Audubon Woods, 5491-5497 S. Gilmore Road
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858 United States
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Join CWC board member and Isabella Conservation District education coordinator, Mike LeValley, for a guided hike through the beautiful Audubon Woods Preserve. Mike will talk about tree measurement practices and some of the studies he’s conducting with elementary school children on the preserve. This event is free and open to the public. Directions to Audubon Woods Preserve: bit.ly/Audubon_Woods_Preserve.

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November 2018

Guided Sunrise Hike for Veterans

November 11 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Bundy Hill Preserve, West River Road
Remus, MI 49340 United States
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Join CWC board member and Isabella Conservation District education coordinator, Mike LeValley, on Veterans Day for a guided hike to the summit of Bundy Hill, the tallest point in Isabella County. While this hike is designed to honor military veterans, it is free and open the all members of the public. Directions to trailhead: bit.ly/BundyHill.

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Stewardship Sundays Work Day

November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Williams-Blackburn Preserve, 43.62565,-84.71138
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858 United States
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Join Chippewa Watershed Conservancy for our monthly Stewardship Sundays volunteer outing. We’ll work to remove the highly invasive Autumn Olive shrub from the property to promote biodiversity and prevent the species from taking over. All tools and training is provided. Please wear long sleeves and bring eye protection and plenty of water. Though no hunting land abuts the property, volunteers are encouraged to wear hunter’s orange since it is deer rifle season. Directions to the preserve: bit.ly/Williams-Blackburn-Preserve.

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CWC Guest Speaker Series: How Birds Survive Winter

November 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Veterans Memorial Library, 301 S. University Avenue
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858 United States
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The CWC Guest Speaker Series is a monthly presentation about topics ranging from environmental conservation to outdoor recreation and everything in between. Birds have much more than warm downy feathers to ward off the cold temperatures and long nights of winter. Many species wintering in northern climates have a variety of adaptations enabling them to survive weather extremes, reduced food supplies, shorter days and competition. CNC Interpretive Naturalist Jeanne Henderson will present this indoor program and share some of these…

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