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 firstname.lastname@example.org that includes:
day date start and end time name of event location (with address) event sponsor fee/donation short comment
What: Board of Commissions Study Meeting on Airport Land UseWhere:Governmental Center,Commission Chambers400 Boardman AvenueTraverse City, Michigan 49684
When:Wednesday July 24, 2019 8:00 AM.This event is free and open to the public.Airport Update – Future Clear Cuttings?Board of Commissioners Study SessionBREAKING NEWS: The Grand Traverse Board of Commissioners are holding a study session devoted to the airport director presenting plans for future "obstacle removal" in several locations around the Cherry Capital Airport.If you have views on airport land use/possible future clear cuttings, you are urged to attend. The meeting will begin and end with public comment.
From Commissioner Betsy Coffia: "The discussion by Klein next week will also primarily be about FUTURE planned “obstacle removal “ which was how the clear cutting was billed. Important that folks who are concerned about clear cutting of public land be there".
Open to all of the members of Traverse City, Grand Traverse and Leelanau Indivisible groups and
their friends. Please contact any of these groups for more information.
Apparently, Governor Whitmer is planning to attend
Senator Peters has also confirmed that he will be attending
Please email email@example.com if you are planning to come
and if you can help out
Open to the public. Free
Wednesday, August 21, Program, 7 pm. Living Soil presented by Dr. George Bird, MSU Professor Emeritus. Dr. Bird will offer a fascinating presentation on the components and characteristics of healthy soil to help us better manage our planting and plant management practices to protect soil health.
Hosted by Plant It Wild
Planned Parenthood of Michigan hosts Dana Nessel, Michigan Attorney General.
The event is open to the public and is free
Carolyn Thayer, landscape designer and owner of Designs on Bloom, will offer a presentation on Creating a Rain Garden at Trinity Lutheran Church, 955 James Street in Frankfort. Managing all run off on-site is the best way to protect surface water and recharge the groundwater. Using Michigan native plants with their deep roots to process water is a simple and beautiful solution. The program will cover how to create a rain garden on a residential property fed by roof runoff, hard surface run off, or foot-washing/outdoor shower runoff!
On Friday, September 21, 10 am – 11:30 am . There will be a field trip to see rain gardens in various stages from a mature setting at Gateway Village, 210 Day Ave, Frankfort, MI, that processes all run off on site to protect Betsie Bay; then to a newer installation at the Frankfort Beach parking lot on Crystal Lake, and additional residential properties.
Hosted by Plant It Wild
There is a call for a global strike on 20 September. Disrupting our normal lives is the only way to secure our future, so say