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February 2019

Conservation Practices & the Bottom Line

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sparta Hunting and Fishing Club, 13218 Long Lake Dr
Sparta, MI 49525 United States
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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, MI 49525
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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
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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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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, MI 49301
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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, MI 49525
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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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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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Free

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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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 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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