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March 2019

Eco-steward Invasive Buckthorn Removal at Rogue River Park

March 30 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Rogue River Park, 6300 Belshire Avenue Northeast
Grand Rapids, MI 49306
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Free

Rogue River Watershed Partners, Trout Unlimited, Kent County Parks, and Kent Conservation District are partnering to lead invasive species control projects to help protect natural habitats at several parks this winter. In addition to cutting and treating woody invasives, we’ll be scouting the park for invasive plants so we can monitor and control these invaders for future invasive project planning. You will have the opportunity to learn how to find, identify and map invasives using the Midwest Invasive Species Information…

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April 2019

Eco-steward Invasive Buckthorn Removal at Waterfront Park

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Waterfront park, 2206 Reeds Lake Boulevard Southeast
East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
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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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Board of Directors Meeting

April 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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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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Restore Community in Your Yard with Native Plants

April 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
kent Conservation District, 3260 Eagle Park Drive Northeast, #111
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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$10

This workshop will focus on enhancing biodiversity to create healthy habitats in the soil and landscape where you live. Participants will learn about many of the grasses, wildflowers and shrubs found in Kent County and will be shown how to design with them for rich and beautiful displays that will not only impress the neighbors but will beckon butter-flies, birds and bees to visit! Particular attention will be given to the plants that will be available to order from our…

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May 2019

Kent Conservation District 2019 Spring Tree & Shrub Sale

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
kent Conservation District, 3260 Eagle Park Drive Northeast, #111
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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The author of Bringing Nature Home, Doug Tallamy has shared that over the past century, urbanization has taken intact, ecologically productive land and fragmented and transformed it with lawns and exotic ornamental plants. The continental U.S. lost a staggering 150 million acres of habitat and farmland to urban sprawl, and that trend is not slowing. So, what can you do about it? We can help habitat loss by planting native species in our own yards and office spaces. We are…

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Board of Directors Meeting

May 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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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). Please note that May 8th's Board meeting has been moved to Tuesday, May 14th @ 6pm.

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

May 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
kent Conservation District, 3260 Eagle Park Drive Northeast, #111
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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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 and challenges using examples aimed at the average homeowners. Treatment kits will be available to purchase. Pre-orders are recommended. Please e-mail if you are interested in purchasing a treatment kit for $75 (includes everything you will need to treat your invasive species: instructions, herbicide, safety gear, hand tools,…

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Eco-steward Invasive Garlic Mustard Removal at Waterfront Park

May 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Waterfront park, 2206 Reeds Lake Boulevard Southeast
East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
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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 garlic mustard, at Waterfront Park. Treatment will involve pulling and bagging 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. No…

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Kent Conservation District 2019 Native Wildflower Sale

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
kent Conservation District, 3260 Eagle Park Drive Northeast, #111
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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The author of Bringing Nature Home, Doug Tallamy has shared that over the past century, urbanization has taken intact, ecologically productive land and fragmented and transformed it with lawns and exotic ornamental plants. The continental U.S. lost a staggering 150 million acres of habitat and farmland to urban sprawl, and that trend is not slowing. So, what can you do about it? We can help habitat loss by planting native species in our own yards and office spaces. We are…

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June 2019

Board of Directors Meeting

June 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm 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). Please note that May 8th's Board meeting has been moved to Tuesday, May 14th @ 6pm.

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