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July 18, 2018

Oliver Preserve 2016 Plantings a Success

Wildflowers are sprinkling the field by the entry of CALC Oliver Preserve near Harrietta. Sumac is popping out beyond the protective plastic sleeves. Some have been browsed on by deer...perhaps by the fawn spotted on our June visit. … [Read more...]

Volunteer Shrub Planting Day at the CALC Johnson Preserve

Thank you to the CALC Volunteers that sacrificed their morning Saturday, May 5th, at the Johnson Preserve. Their volunteering helped us plant trees and bushes on the preserve. With their planting work on Saturday, the animals will have a better habitat. We were glad the weather was better than we could have hoped for after this odd spring. Tom Anderson was happy that so many turned out to take over the work so he could oversee and organize. The signage for the preserve has been ordered and … [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...]

Winter Walk Event Was Fun for All

The community of Harrietta came together for a candlelight snowshoe walk through the snowy trail at the Cadillac Area Land Conservancy Oliver Family Preserve. The weather was clear and brisk with perfect snow conditions. Twenty people of all ages snowshoed the trail and then enjoyed warm and tasty refreshments back at the village hall. Thank you to Patti and Bob Dunning for organizing this invigorating evening.   Paper sack luminaries weighted with cat litter guided the adventurous … [Read more...]

A Winter Walk

Come one, come all and join the Community of Harrietta for a candle-light walk around the Oliver Family Preserve on Saturday, February 10, 2018. Bring your snowshoes or cross-country skies or simply come for a hike. We will meet at the Village Hall, 122 Davis Street in Harrietta, at 6:40 p.m. and carpool to the Oliver Family Preserve located on 30 1/4 Road at the east village limits. After the walk, we will meet back at the Village Hall for coffee, hot chocolate, cookies, and camaraderie. Enjoy … [Read more...]

CALC’s 2017 Annual Event Well Attended

It was a rainy, cold day for the scheduled tour of the Harris easement, but turnout was excellent for the bear presentation by Vern Richardson of the DNR Wildlife Division, which preceded the tour. Vern described many aspects of black bears in northern Michigan. The audience learned a lot, with the recurring theme that a bear’s main interest is food, food, food. CALC works on keeping land undeveloped so that bears have unobstructed corridors to travel as they look for that food. One such p … [Read more...]

“A Little Dab’ll do Ya!”

At the Carl T. Johnson Nature Preserve If you remember the Brylcreem advertising jingle from the 1950’s, you remember a little dab of hair cream was all men needed to look so debonair! In our case, a tiny little dab is all that was needed to kill the roots of autumn olive that had infiltrated the Carl T. Johnson Nature Preserve. Years ago autumn olive plants were introduced on the Preserve. The plant then took over so aggressively that other plant species didn’t have a chance to thrive.  Ou … [Read more...]

Three local artists at Waldeck Island

Jane, Mary, and Elaine are local artists that spent a warm October morning drawing at Waldeck Island Nature Preserve. They set up within the wildlife viewing platform. While there, they spotted an eagle and herons to add to their artwork. … [Read more...]

JOIN OUR CELEBRATION! Saturday, October 14, 1:30-4:00

Want to learn more about Black Bears before the Annual Meeting? https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MIDNR/bulletins/1b59c87 CALC protects over 2,000 acres of land with easements JOIN OUR CELEBRATION! Hope to see you Saturday, October 14, 1:30-4:00! Fellowship Hall, Cherry Grove Church of the Nazarene, 8450 S. 29 Road, Cadillac (corner of M-5S west and South 29 Road) Featuring a bear talk by a speaker from the DNR and tours of the new Harris easement. This year Tom and Marguerite … [Read more...]

Harrietta Blueberry Festival Update

Here is a photo of those that came for the tour during the festival. Original Post: You're invited to visit CALC's booth at the Harrietta Blueberry Festival Saturday, August 5, 2017.  For details follow this link.http://www.cadillacmichigan.com/events/4/1066/ CALC will be offering guided tours of the Oliver Family Nature Preserve at 10:00 and 2:00 that day. http://calc-landtrust.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/Topomapprint.jpg … [Read more...]