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March 2021

Native Plant Landscaping

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
kent Conservation District, 3260 Eagle Park Drive Northeast, #111
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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Free

This Zoom workshop will focus on enhancing biodiversity to create healthy habitats in the soil and landscape where you live. Participants will: Learn about design techniques to foster healthy habitats that improve water quality and soil health. Be impressed by the many native grasses, wildflowers and shrubs found in Kent County. Review the steps a landowner will take to prepare for and install native plants. Using case studies, be shown examples of beautiful landscapes that impress the neighbors and beckon…

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April 2021

Practical ways to improve water quality and habitat on your property

April 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Official starts for the public at 7pm. Presenter: Erick Elgin focus is on aquatic plants, natural shorelines, and lake ecology. Erick Elgin is an aquatic ecologist and water resources educator with Michigan State University Extension. His main responsibilities are to promote and research the wise use, protection, and restoration of our freshwater systems. Erick has a M.S. in aquatic ecology from the University of Calgary and a B.S. in natural resources management and water resources management from the University of…

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Board of Directors Meeting

April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Feel free to attend a monthly Board of Directors meetings (held the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Grand Rapids field office from 6-7:30pm). Please note that the Board meeting has been moved to Thursdays in 2020 vs Wednesday. Call the office to confirm at (616) 222-5846.

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Spring Native Tree-Shrub Sale and Browse ‘N Buy

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
kent Conservation District, 3260 Eagle Park Drive Northeast, #111
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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The Native Tree and Shrub Sale browse and buy and a special PRE-ORDER pickup is scheduled for April 24th via signup genius timeslots is being prepared at the corner of Leonard and Beltline @ 3260 Eagle Park Dr NE, Suite 111 Grand Rapids, MI 49525. If you are interested in pre-ordering, the deadline is April 3rd, 2021 and you can find the order form and online store on our website https://www.kentconservation.org/plant-sales/. The author of Bringing Nature Home, Doug Tallamy has…

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May 2021

Board of Directors Meeting

May 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Feel free to attend a monthly Board of Directors meetings (held the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Grand Rapids field office from 6-7:30pm). Please note that the Board meeting has been moved to Thursdays in 2020 vs Wednesday. Call the office to confirm at (616) 222-5846.

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Native Wildflower-Potted Plant Pre-Order Pickup & Browse ‘N Buy

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
kent Conservation District, 3260 Eagle Park Drive Northeast, #111
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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All are welcome to place a pre-order for this year's Saturday, May 22, 2021 Michigan Native Plant Sale pickup date. If you are interested in pre-ordering, the deadline is May 6th and you can find the order form and online store on our website (https://www.kentconservation.org/plant-sales/). 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…

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June 2021

Board of Directors Meeting

June 10 @ 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

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Feel free to attend a monthly Board of Directors meetings (held the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Grand Rapids field office from 6-7:30pm). Please note that the Board meeting has been moved to Thursdays in 2020 vs Wednesday. Call the office to confirm at (616) 222-5846.

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Conservation Farmer Field Day

June 22 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Soil is one of our most precious resources. Without it, we cannot produce the foods and products that society relies on. Unfortunately, we are losing topsoil 10x faster than it's being replaced. If something doesn't change, we could be out of topsoil within 60 years. But there is hope. Funding is available for conservation practices to help you keep our soil and our money on your land, protecting our local waterways. Several landowners are leading the way and have already signed…

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July 2021

Board of Directors Meeting

July 8 @ 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 Thursday of each month at the Grand Rapids field office from 6-7:30pm). Please note that the Board meeting has been moved to Thursdays in 2020 vs Wednesday. Call the office to confirm at (616) 222-5846.

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Landowner Tool Kit: Invasive Species Control Workshop

July 17 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join the strike team for a hands on demonstration on how to properly cut and treat your bittersweet vines and other problem invasive species. Treatment kits and various supplies ($7 daubers) will be available for sale using check (preferred) or credit card. When: Saturday, July 17th 9-12pm Where: Burton Park (meet near barn and restrooms in back of park: 42.924170, -85.498725). RSVP EVENTBRITE by clicking this link: Landowner Tool Kit: Invasive Species Control Workshop Tickets, Sat, Jul 17, 2021 at 9:00…

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