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With our air, water, land, and climate threatened as never before, now is the time for those who desire a better future to work together.

This is our listing of educational, social, and political events related to the environment that are taking place in the Grand Traverse region. To have your event listed, please send an email to wbgtraverse@gmail.com that includes:

day   date   start and end time   name of event   location (with address)  event sponsor  fee/donation   short comment   

Thank you

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 06:00 PM through May 24, 2019 · 4 rsvps
    Hagerty Center in Traverse City, MI

    Michigan Clean Energy Conference

    Organized by Groundwork Center. Discount for early registration. For more info:  micleanenergyconference.org

     

    Please register here for our records, but you must also register at the link if you want to attend.

  • Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 10:30 AM

    Gorec Nature Education Program

    Gorec stands for Greilick Outdoor Recreation and Educational Center

    Today's educational program is on "steps to stewardship of our lakes and watersheds"

    For more information click here

    For our NMEAC records we would appreciate if you would sign up below, but you should also register at the link for more info or to attend.

  • Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 11:30 AM
    Unitarian Universalist Church in Traverse City, MI

    Indivisible Grand Traverse meeting

  • Thursday, June 06, 2019 at 07:30 PM
    U_M Biologic Station in Pellston, MI

    Lecture: Confronting the Climate Crisis

    Please join us at the U-M Biological Station (UMBS) for Dr. Knute Nadelhoffer's public lecture: 

    Confronting our Emerging Global Climate Crisis in Northern Michigan.

     

    Thursday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the UMBS Gates Lecture Hall,

    with a reception and light refreshments starting at 6 p.m.

     

    SUMMARY: Climate change is upon us and its impacts on our health, economic well-being, and security are rapidly accelerating, at both the global scale and within our Great Lakes region. It is also threatening the integrity of the ecological systems that purify our water, cleanse our atmosphere, and provide us with other environmental and economic benefits. This talk will describe the causes of and evidence for climate change, and will compare the predicted effects of alternative climate change mitigation actions on our region. It will conclude with recommendations for effective policies aimed at minimizing and eventually reducing the most severe consequences of our unfolding climate crisis.

     

    Knute Nadelhoffer is the Director of UMBS and a professor in the U-M Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. He manages projects focused on human-environment interactions and climate change impacts in the Great Lakes region. His research focuses on relationships among terrestrial ecosystems, water quality, and the climate system. He has published over 125 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters describing ecological processes at local through global scales.

     

    UMBS is located at 9133 Biological Rd, Pellston, MI 49769. From US-31 or I-75, take Riggsville Rd. (C-64) to the UMBS entry - you'll see a large blue sign across from the East Burt Lake Rd. intersection. 

     

    The lecture is free and open to the public.

    Parking is available in the guest lot to the right of the main drive or

    near the lecture hall with wheelchair access.

  • Saturday, June 08, 2019 at 10:30 AM

    Gorec Nature Education Program

    Gorec stands for Greilick Outdoor Recreation and Educational Center

    Today's educational program is on "native and invasive plants: their impact on water quality and shorelines"

    For more information click here

    For our NMEAC records we would appreciate if you would sign up below, but you should also register at the link for more info or to attend.

  • Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 09:30 AM

    Lower Platte River Clean-Up

     

     

    Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes is sponsoring a River Clean-up for the Lower Platte River. Bring your kayak or canoe, paddles, and Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs) – or use equipment provided by the Riverside canoe livery. There will be a sign-up table and a couple of short presentations by NPS Rangers, a Forestry Specialist, and a pair of River Clean-up specialists (Gerald and Sue Wilgus).

    If you enjoy this activity, we would encourage you to join our Adopt-A-River program where you can paddle the Crystal or Platte Rivers and help us keep the rivers clean and safe all summer long!

  • Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    Trinity Lutheran Church in Frankfort, MI

    Invasive Plants: Identification and Management

     Emily Cook of the Invasive Species Network will discuss Identifying Invasive Species.  Her presentation will cover the harm caused by invasive terrestrial plants; identification of invasive plants, early detection, and the stages of invasion; and best practices to remove invasive plants.  We encourage those in attendance to volunteer in garlic mustard pulls, baby’s breath digs, and Japanese Barberry removal.  

     

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    Hosted by Plant It Wild

     

  • Friday, June 21, 2019 at 05:00 PM
    Gilbert Lodge at Twin Lakes Park in Traverse City, MI

    Summer Solstice Celebration and Bonfire

  • Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 10:30 AM

    Gorec Nature Education Program

    Gorec stands for Greilick Outdoor Recreation and Educational Center

    Today's educational program is on "The Giving Tree: safeguarding our shorelines, uplands, water, fish, and more."

    For more information click here

    For our NMEAC records we would appreciate if you would sign up below, but you should also register at the link for more info or to attend.

  • Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    Trinity Lutheran Church in Frankfort, MI

    Urban and Suburban Meadows

     Catherine Zimmerman, author and documentary film maker will present on Urban and Suburban Meadows at Trinity Lutheran Church, 955 James Street in Frankfort.  Catherine will offer a presentation on techniques to establish a meadow in an urban or suburban setting.  Meadows/grasslands replacing turf grass is a hot topic currently.  The habitat created and species supported is well worth the effort for individual homeowners.

     

    The following day, Thursday, July 18, there will be visits to meadow sites.  Beginning at the Arcadia Dunes Dry Upland Grassland we will experience a variety of medium and tall Michigan native grasses and forbs on a large scale.  Next, we will visit the home of Mary and Rich Devon on Bankston Road in Benzie County to view their grassland installation around their home.  Lastly, we will visit 1-2 more sites with small meadow installations locations TBD, likely in the Frankfort area.

     

    Hosted by Plant It Wild

     

     


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