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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 that includes:

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

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  • 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



  • Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 03:00 PM
    Garden Theater in Frankfort, MI

    Hometown Habitats, a Documentary Film Screening

    Thursday, July 18, 3-5pm Documentary Screening at the Garden Theater, Main Street, Frankfort.  We will view

     Hometown Habitats, Stories of Bringing Nature Home with an intro by the filmmaker and follow-up questions afterwards.



    Hosted by Plant It Wild




  • Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    Trinity Lutheran Churh in Frankfort, MI

    Living Soil

    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


  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    Trinity Lutheran Church in Frankfort, MI

    Creating a Rain Garden

      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


  • Friday, September 27, 2019 at 12:00 PM through September 30, 2019

    Farms, Food, and Health Culinary Training

    Sponsored by Groundwork Center

    Save the Date

  • Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 12:00 PM through October 13, 2019
    Grand Traverse Commons

    Groundwork's Harvest at the Commons

    Save the Date. Time to be decided.


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