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July 20, 2019

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...]

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...]

Nice Weather for Walks

Even at 21 degrees, this dog chose to frolic in the creek at the Oliver Family Preserve east of Harrietta. CALC’s preserve is open to the public and a nice place for a short walk on a brisk day. For directions how to get there click here. … [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...]

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...]

Nature Lovers Grieve Loss of the Woods They Loved

Cherry Grove Township, Wexford County, experienced a huge windstorm late August 2018. Thankfully human and home damage was relatively minimal compared to the sheer number of huge old-growth trees that were felled. If you love nature and love walking in the woods, you can’t help but grieve the loss of these beautiful trees. (To get a feel for the magnitude of the devastation, it will be many years before 46 Road between 27 and 21 Roads will recover.) … [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...]