09.16.2017 -  
Join us in a fun presentation & discussion on the health of our backyards. District Forester and Kent Conservation District's Invasive Species coordinator will guide you through must know information on tree health and invasive species identification and control. Do you know how to properly treat a patch of invading plants in your yard? The catalog will be available so participants can be advised on the suitability of their own yard for native plant success. Cost: $5 a person. When: Satruday, September 16th 1pm Location: Rockford Library: 140 E Bridge St NE, Rockford, MI
03.31.2017 -  
Participants will review best management practices and have treatment scenarios roll played. Topics will include road side inspections, new regulations, strike team and contractor need to know and early detection invasive species identification. Earn CEUs. Featured guest speaker is State Inspector, Scott King and MSU Department of Entomology Coordinator and Pesticide Safety Education Program Instructor, John Stone. Cost: $25 a person, $30 at door. $5 for lunch. When: Friday, March 31, 9am—2pm Location: Calvin College Bunker Interpretive Center:1750 E. Beltline Ave SE Grand Rapids
03.11.2017 -  
The chain saw has been called "the most dangerous hand tool that can be purchased on the open market." Every year hundreds of thousands of people are injured while using chain saws in the U.S. Chain saws are relatively common and may seem simple to use, but using a chain saw, clearing brush, and felling trees are operations that require training and proper safety precautions. Logging is among the most dangerous professions, and if it is dangerous for professionals, amateurs should consider carefully their need for training before buying and using a chain saw.