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May 22, 2019

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 brochures … [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...]

Fun Volunteer Day at CALC Johnson Preserve

The volunteer work bee was a success. Workers were rained on and even bombarded with wet snowflakes, but all had a good time. Half of the trails at the Carl T. Johnson CALC Nature Preserve were covered with wood chips. An entry sign and a trail head sign were also installed. Come visit and check it out! … [Read more...]

CALC Annual Meeting

No one could have asked for a more beautiful day for the CALC (Cadillac Area Land Conservancy) Annual Meeting October 7, 2018. Muriel & David Zandstra were wonderful hosts and did a great presentation on "Reclaiming Land for Nature" before taking guests on a tour of their 240-acre property easement in Osceola County.   CALC Board Members: Marty Williams, Steve Cunningham, Rose Denny, Larry Copley, Tom Anderson, and Fred Sprague. Missing: Marco Menezes The group on the … [Read more...]

Volunteers Needed at the Johnson Preserve

CALC needs volunteers to spread wood chips on a trail at the Johnson Preserve on Saturday, October 20, 2018, at 9:30 AM. When you arrive, you will find volunteers directing you where your help is needed as soon as you see the hardwoods off the south entrance on 33 Road. From the intersection of M-115 and Highway M-55 on the west side of the City of Cadillac; travel west on M-55 approximately 2 miles to S. 33 Rd. Turn left and follow S. 33 Rd south approximately 0.25 miles to the … [Read more...]

CALC Annual Meeting – Reclaiming Land for Nature

Saturday, October 13, 2-4 p.m. Zandstra Easement 11655 220th Avenue, Reed City Events: A look at revitalization project Walking tour (golf carts available) Light refreshments Bring your own chair Do join us on the 13th to see what hard work can do! Muriel and David Zandstra have been planting native trees, culling invasive plants, enhancing wildlife habitat and removing human litter on their 240-acre easement in Osceola County. This acreage serves as a living model for … [Read more...]

New Trail Well on it’s Way at CALC’s Johnson Preserve

Many thanks to CALC board member, Steve Cunningham, for organizing youth volunteers from around the midwest to make great progress on a new trail at our preserve. The Cadillac News said it as well as we could, so please follow this link. … [Read more...]

Earth Day Celebration in the Park 2018

The weather outside has been frightful, but Sunday promises to be warmer. Please come join the Cadillac Area Land Conservancy‘s booth in the Cadillac city park this Sunday, April 22, 2018. Chat with our knowledgeable volunteers regarding what the Conservancy offers you. Please click the links below to find out more fun aspects of this event. https://www.cadillacmichigan.com/ http://www.cadillacearthday.org/ … [Read more...]

Volunteers Needed for Planting at the Johnson Preserve

May 5th, CALC needs volunteers to plant shrub seedlings, along with placing tree tubes and weed barrier mats. There will be dense planting coverage for over 1.1 acres. Many hands will make light work. We will start in the morning and work until all the shrubs are planted. Any drop-in effort would be appreciated. No special skills are needed and everyone is welcome. Wear your grubby clothes and gardening gloves and if you have one: bring a hammer, shovel, or scalping tool. Please call CALC … [Read more...]