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November 22, 2019

Vacant Land for Sale

This vacant land is for sale and was given to Cadillac Area Land Conservancy from the estate of Deborah Kohn for CALC to sell it as a way to sustain our organization. Debra had put a conservation easement on it, with CALC as the responsible party for enforcing the terms of the easement. Please refer anyone you may know that might be interested in this property to our Realtor Derrick Volchoff. He can be reached by email or by phone at (231) 233-3575. … [Read more...]

CALC 2019 Annual Meeting Attracted Age-Diverse Crowd

Debra-Ann Brabazon from the United States Forest Service gave an inspiring presentation entitled “Engaging Community in Sustainability.” The community Debra-Ann has been inspiring is the CHS Ecology Club & Junior Rangers, a group of young adults who have participated in many environmental improvement projects. The presentation also gave the audience information on bats and what can be done to support these useful mammals.   CALC introduced their new Executive Committee and hosted the e … [Read more...]

2019 Annual Meeting Date Announced

The public is invited to an informative and fun annual meeting on October 10, 2019, at 6:00 PM. We will be visiting bat houses on the CALC Johnson Nature Preserve because of our chance of seeing bats increases by viewing them at dusk. Before that guided excursion there will be a short business meeting and a presentation by Debra-Ann Brabazon “Engaging Community in Sustainability” with emphasis on bluebirds and bats at the Cherry Grove Township Hall at 4830 East M-55 in Cadillac W … [Read more...]

CALC Preserve in Statewide Magazine

The Michigan History July/August 2019 issue featured CALC’s own Waldeck Island Nature Preserve. The “Manny on the Move” article explores off-the-beaten-track historical sites, though we most enjoy our preserve’s natural attributes. … [Read more...]

June 15th You Can Make A Neighborhood Preserve A Nicer Place To Visit

The morning of 6/15/19 you are invited to make a difference in a CALC nature preserve. The Carl T. Johnson CALC Nature Preserve on S. 33 Road needs a spring facelift and your capable hands can make the difference. If you saw our recent newsletter you know that Will Gullekson and his Boy Scout troop are building signs and benches for the preserve. The volunteer work bee at the preserve will be to install the signs and benches on June 15th at 9:30 AM. Come any time that morning because … [Read more...]

Bear Spotted During Spring Easement Monitoring

Every year volunteers for CALC visit each property that has an easement governing it. This easement is a contract that outlines the owner’s responsibility to forsake agreed upon developmental rights. The conservancy then fulfills its contractual duties by visiting the property once a year to make sure that nothing but agreed upon development has taken place. This spring the volunteers were lucky enough to spot this bear.   … [Read more...]

Give Invasive Species the Brush Off

Thank you to the Wexford Conservation District for donating two shoe brush stands to CALC! Hikers can now brush off the bottom of their shoes before and after each hike to prevent the spread of invasive plant species. An invasive species is an organism that is not native and has negative impacts on the economy, environment, or human health. To find out more, click here. These brush stands will be at the entrances of CALC’s Waldeck Island and Oliver Family Nature Preserve. … [Read more...]

Clam River Cleanup

There will be a Clam River cleanup on May 11th and we are looking for volunteers. Meet at the Cadillac Junior High School at 8:30. The cleanup of the Clam River from Lake Cadillac to Boon Road should end around noon. Details When: Saturday, May 11th Where: Clam River - Lake Cadillac to Boon Road Meet at the Cadillac Junior High School. We will group up and head out to clean different stretches of the river. Bring waders and hip boots if you can. … [Read more...]

Cadillac’s Earth Day Celebration

Mark your calendar now! Cadillac Area Land Conservancy invites you to join us at the 2019 Earth Day Celebration. Stroll in the park by the lake with like-minded folks and celebrate spring. It is Sunday, April 28th in City Park from 1-4:00. Please go to this link to find out more. http://www.cadillacearthday.org/ CALC will have a booth and is asking for volunteers to spend a short time chatting with visitors about our cause. Anyone can do it, but if you feel you need a refresher, our … [Read more...]

Family Nature Summits

Looking for a unique experience focused on nature? A nature summit might be just the thing that your group or solo travelers are looking for and the next week-long summit is right here in Northern Michigan. The 2019 Great Lakes Family Nature Summit will be held in Shanty Creek Resort, Bellaire, MI from July 20 ⏤ July 26, 2019. Activities include biking, hiking, bird watching, and water activities. Please check out Family Nature Summits for further information. … [Read more...]