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January 2019

Eco-steward Invasive Oriental Bittersweet Removal at Burton Park

January 25 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cascade Burton Park, 6805 Burton St SE
Grand Rapids,MI49546United States
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Free

Join the Kent Conservation District and Forest Hills High School at Cascade's Burton Park to help control and learn about invasive species in our community. Volunteers are needed to help control several aggressive non-native invasive species, including oriental bittersweet, at Cascade's Burton Park. Treatment will involve cut stump and herbicide application on targeted species growing unchecked. Learn about nonnative invasive species that alter ecosystem processes in complex ways. All ages are invited to attend. The day will be led by…

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Landowner’s Invasive Species Tool Kit – Controlling the invasive species on your property

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
kent Conservation District, 3260 Eagle Park Drive Northeast, #111
Grand Rapids,MI49525
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$5

Winter can be a good time to control invasive plants on your property. Visibility and mobility is better in areas of dense undergrowth, and frozen soil means less harm from machinery. However, winter can make plant ID more challenging, and it changes the way plants respond to herbicides. Come join the Kent Conservation District Strike team for a workshop on identification and control of invasive plant species, such as oriental bittersweet, autumn olive, garlic mustard, among others. Reviews control options…

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February 2019

Board of Directors Meeting

February 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

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Feel free to attend a monthly Board of Directors meetings (held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Grand Rapids field office from 6-7:30pm).

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Eco-steward Invasive Buckthorn Removal at Waterfront Park

February 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Waterfront park, 2206 Reeds Lake Boulevard Southeast
East Grand Rapids,MI49506
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Join the East Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation and Kent Conservation District to help control and learn about invasive species in our community! Volunteers are needed to help control several aggressive non-native invasive species, including buckthorn, at Waterfront Park. Treatment will involve cut stump and herbicide application on targeted species growing unchecked. Learn about nonnative invasive species that alter ecosystem processes in complex ways. All ages are invited to attend. The day will be led by Kent Conservation District's STRIKE…

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Conservation Practices & the Bottom Line

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sparta Hunting and Fishing Club, 13218 Long Lake Dr
Sparta,MI49525United States
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No cost

Learn about financial benefits of a diversity of conservation practices (management plans to cover crops) for agricultural producers and forest land owners while you enjoy a delicious lunch. Kent Conservation District, in partnership with Rogue River Watershed Partners want local landowners to know about a “once in a lifetime conservation fund” that could significantly benefit their property, and the watershed, as well.“If landowners do not apply to use these special funds over the next few years, the watershed will miss…

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Landowner’s Invasive Species Tool Kit – Controlling the invasive species on your property

February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
kent Conservation District, 3260 Eagle Park Drive Northeast, #111
Grand Rapids,MI49525
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$5

Winter can be a good time to control invasive plants on your property. Visibility and mobility is better in areas of dense undergrowth, and frozen soil means less harm from machinery. However, winter can make plant ID more challenging, and it changes the way plants respond to herbicides. Come join the Kent Conservation District Strike team for a workshop on identification and control of invasive plant species, such as oriental bittersweet, autumn olive, garlic mustard, among others. Reviews control options…

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March 2019

Board of Directors Meeting

March 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

KENT CD logo

Feel free to attend a monthly Board of Directors meetings (held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Grand Rapids field office from 6-7:30pm).

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Conservation Showcase & Dinner

March 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

All are cordially invited to Kent Conservation District's Annual Showcase and Dinner on Wednesday, March 13th, 6 pm at the Kent Career Technical Center. The Showcase presentation, Why Farmland Preservation and Invasive Species Control, will bring attention to how local residents and Kent County Townships are stepping up to preserve our natural resources. The program will be followed by a special Regional Conservation Partnership Program announcement on how landowners in the Rogue River and Indian Mill Creek Watershed can take advantage…

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Eco-steward Invasive Oriental Bittersweet Removal at Peace Park

March 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cascade Peace Park, 8900 Grand River Drive Southeast
Ada,MI49301
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Join the Kent Conservation District at Cascade's Peace Park to help control and learn about invasive species in our community. Volunteers are needed to help control several aggressive non-native invasive species, including oriental bittersweet, at Cascade's Peace Park. Treatment will involve cut stump and herbicide application on targeted species growing unchecked. Learn about nonnative invasive species that alter ecosystem processes in complex ways. All ages are invited to attend. The day will be led by Kent Conservation District's STRIKE team.…

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Land Manager’s Tool Kit: Controlling Invasive Species Using Herbicide

March 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
kent Conservation District, 3260 Eagle Park Drive Northeast, #111
Grand Rapids,MI49525
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$35

Invasive species control is a growing field and an important component of land restoration. Come review the risks and benefits of controlling invasive species using herbicides with experts from the field. Participants will discuss best management practices for invasive species control. Topics will include roadside inspections, new regulations, strike team and contractor need to know facts and early detection invasive species identification. Earn 6 CEUs. RSVP: Eventbrite or call (616) 222.5801. Cost: $35 at the door ($30 for class and…

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