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February 19, 2018

In Remembrance – George Rock

In Remembrance of George Lee Rock  1925 - 2014 While we mourn the passing of George Rock, CALC’s Director Emeritus, we also celebrate his life—the life of a visionary. It was George’s vision of using a non-profit organization to preserve land that led to the formation of the Cadillac Area Land Conservancy. He educated us by bending our ears every chance he got! He was a relentless believer in the cause and wasn’t afraid to tell the world about it on a one-to-one personal basis. George acted on … [Read more...]

A Day With Hatchling Eastern Box Turtles

Release Date: Jan 28, 2014   Cadillac, MI Contact(s): Kate Salm There are 57 species of turtles found in the US and 10 of those are found in Michigan.  Many species are in trouble because of road mortality, habitat loss and over collection.   I got to spend a few days getting to know one of those species, the Eastern Box Turtle for a few days this past summer. The Eastern Box turtle is the focus of a monitoring project being conducted as part of a partnership with Grand Valley State … [Read more...]

Tips for Buying Snowshoes

          By Dave Foley Winter can be tough on those who enjoy daily runs or walks on sidewalks and roads as ice and snow can be treacherous. A safer and fun alternative is snowshoeing. With this super-size foot gear strapped on your feet, you can burn gobs of calories tramping through the woods or have an easier workout walking on packed trails.  (Avoid groomed cross country ski trails since snowshoes destroy the ski tracks.) Since winter, at the minimum, delivers us five months of snow, proc … [Read more...]

Consider a Foundation Donation

The endowment fund for the Conservancy at the Cadillac Area Community Foundation provides funds for the future protection of our easements. An endowment is a fund where the principal (gifts to the fund) is never spent; only the growth on the fund is distributed. Endowments to this fund allow the Cadillac Area land Conservancy to provide responsible stewardship now and into the future. The Cadillac Area Community Foundation offers: Services that allow the endowment to serve the … [Read more...]

We Need YOU!

Do you have some extra time? Are you looking for a worthy cause? The CALC Board of Directors is seeking two people to serve three-year terms. We hope to find people with skills and abilities who can bring their life experiences to this working board. One vacancy is for a Marketing/Promotional position to assist CALC in fundraising and capacity building in our four-county service area. This includes educational outreach as we are putting together public presentation materials for special … [Read more...]

Need a Guest Speaker?

Is your organization looking for a guest speaker? CALC would love to come and talk about wildlife corridors and our mission. Please contact our offices at (231) 775-3631. … [Read more...]

CALC Location a Winner

Have you seen the CALC office? We are in the Masonic Temple Building, above Atomic Closet (formerly The Apple Tree) on the corner of Mitchell and Beech Streets. The Clam Lake Masonic Lodge is very good to us. The lodge is part of the “oldest and largest fraternal organization in the world. Making good men better under the brotherhood of man by the fatherhood of God.” The lodge’s projects include juvenile diabetes, student-learning centers for dyslexia and speech pathology, Beacon Project of … [Read more...]