03.17.2018 -  
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.
03.23.2018 -  
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, Jennifer Reay and MSU Department of Entomology Coordinator and Pesticide Safety Education Program Instructor, John Stone, DEQ, Kevin Walters and WMCN CISMA Coordinator, Drew Rayner. Cost: $30 at door. $5 for lunch. When: Friday, March 23, 9:30am—3pm Location: Calvin College Bunker Interpretive Center:1750 E. Beltline Ave SE Grand Rapids
Create a "living" landscape in your yard with nectar, pollen, and berry sources that native wildlife need to survive and adapt to resist whatever extremes occur in our West Michigan climate. This special workshop will cover several topics including; the many benefits native species provide, how to attract pollinators and planting guidelines. There will be a question and answer session with native plant grower and expert, Vern Stephens. The KCD native plant catalog will be available so participants can be advised on the suitability of your own yard for specific species. Cost: $10 a person at door. Where: Aquinas College, 1607 Robinson Road SE, Room 119. Park in the theater lot west of the Science Building. Please RSVP on facebook or evenbrite. E: jessie.schulte@macd.org P: (616) 222-5801