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December 18, 2017

Cadillac Area Land Conservancy Annual Meeting October 23 at 1:00 pm

Dear CALC Board & Friends  The Cadillac Area Land Conservancy Annual Meeting will Take Place on Sunday, October 23, 2015  commencing at 1:00 P.M. The meeting will be held in the Clam Lake Township Hall located at 8809-E. M-115, Cadillac, Michigan. Following a short business meeting the Dedication of the Sandy Hansen Memorial Overlook will take place. Larry W. Copley ph. 1-231-876-0351 email: lwcopley@yahoo.com … [Read more...]

Geocaching on the CALC Preserves

What is Geocaching? Geocaching is a real world outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS enabled devices. Participants use GPS coordinates to navigate to a specific location posted on a geocaching website where they hope to find the treasure, a geocache or container. This geocache container may contain some trinket or just a log where you can sign to acknowledge that you found the location of this geocache. If you plan on taking a treasure, then you should take one along with you to leave for … [Read more...]

Celebrate New Platform at Public Trail

You’re Invited! CALC Annual Meeting Sunday, October 23—1:00 p.m. Clam Lake Township Hall 8809 E. M-115     Help us celebrate birds and the new things happening on our Waldeck Island Nature Preserve. Do join us and bring a friend or two. Events Dedication of the new Sandy Hansen memorial wildlife viewing platform built in Sandy’s memory by the Hansen Family Foundation. Sandy was an avid birdw … [Read more...]

Johnson Autumn Olive

Invasive or Scenic?   On the CALC Johnson Nature Preserve (on 33 Road near Benson Rd. in Cadillac) Autumn Olive is easy to see and there's lots of it. Left unattended it has gotten out of control. In these photos volunteers are experimenting with how best to control it. When it starts choking out other native plants it is best to try to limit the spread of invasive vegetation.   CALC will apply for a grant to help out with the … [Read more...]

Follow the Yellow Brick Road – October 23rd

At Waldeck Island Nature Preserve the trail to the Sandy Hansen wildlife viewing platform is now coated with wood chips. It will make it easy to spot as you pull into the parking lot. Way-finding signs will be installed before our annual meeting on October 23rd. On that day everyone is invited to meet at the Clam Lake Township Hall at 1:00 to celebrate the new platform. Mark your calendar! … [Read more...]

Join Us for Caring for God’s Creation August 21

The Cadillac Area Land Conservancy invites people of faith to spend an afternoon enjoying the wonders of God’s Creation, hearing why Christians have a special responsibility to take care of the earth and learning ways to be good stewards of the environment.   Join us for Caring for God’s Creation 3:00 - 6:00p.m., August 21st Robert Borak Easement (map below) 11380 W. County Line Rd., Mesick   Special Speaker—Fred Vandyke, Executive Director of the Au Sable Institute, former … [Read more...]

Carl T. Johnson Nature Preserve Kick-Off

An interested group of residents  are now part of the process for making plans for improving the Johnson Preserve on 33 Road, not far from M-55 West. A meeting was held at the Cherry Grove Township Offices on Saturday, July 30, 2016. There was a great turn-out and CALC is looking forward to working with these enthusiastic residents. CALC Chairman, Larry Copley, looks on as Max Yancho, of Drysdale Forestry & Consulting and CALC Board member, made a presentation. Max taught the audience … [Read more...]

Sally Hansen Memorial Bird Observation Platform

Ed Richards, of E & S Construction, is working in the heat to bring CALC a wildlife viewing platform on Waldeck Island.         You can see how tall the structure is already and the roof is yet to come. The nice height should allow for good views.     The view from the platform overlooks our wonderful/protected wetland and its shrubby/wooded shoreline offering ideal habitat and viewing opportunities for a wide variety … [Read more...]

Oliver Preserve Trail Taking Shape

OLIVER PRESERVE TRAIL TAKING SHAPE Thanks to board member, Dan Valley, and the Career Tech Class of Mark Johnson at the Wexford Missaukee Intermediate School District, the trail at the Oliver Preserve is starting to take shape. Near the end of May 2016 it looked like this, but was wrapped up shortly thereafter. Look for more to come on the completed project.     While you are out at the preserve, look for the three bluebird boxes to see if any have been … [Read more...]

CALC Lost a Friend – (George) William Irvine

(George) William Irvine It is with sadness that we join the family of Bill Irvine in announcing his passing May 13, 2016. Bill was one of CALC’s earliest board members when CALC was just still getting off the ground. Bill served from 2001 through 2004. He served with co-founders George Rock and Tom Rensberry and also Dick Loughmiller, Jim Peteresen, Fred Sprague  and John Grix; to name a few. At that time there were very few board members with the type of skills that Bill brought to the … [Read more...]