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July 13, 2024

CALC Annual Meeting September 19, 2015

A Grand Old Time!

201510-Guests 2More than 60 people gathered at the Harrietta Township Hall for the dedication of the Oliver Family Preserve and the CALC annual meeting on September 19th. Good friends, good food and good programs were the order of the day.


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Larry Copley, CALC Chairman, gave a warm welcome, introduced the Oliver family and presented Ann and Bud with personalized notecards featuring photographs of the preserve, a small token of our appreciation.


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Larry then described the preserve property and outlined CALC’s planned improvements. We have already harvested the Scotch Pines and thinned the Red Pines.  (A big thanks to the Shannahans, neighbors to the East who gave the timber–cutters access to the back of the preserve.)


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Bob Hess brought in samples of prairie grasses—Turkey Foot and Little Bluestem— that we hope to establish and encourage with a controlled burn in the spring.




2015-10-Bruce Tower 2Bruce Tower, DNR Forest Fire Supervisor from Mecosta County was on hand to explain the procedure for doing controlled burns.  With thoughts of the raging wildfires in the West, we paid close attention to Bruce’s presentation and appreciated all the required safety precautions he puts in place.



Photo 15 - Slagle CreekPhoto 5The morning’s rainy skies cleared after the program and those who wanted to see the preserve up-close went for a tour of the preserve led by CALC board members Tom Anderson, Rose Denny and Bob Hess.




Pat Paveglio

Pat Paveglio made sure nobody went home hungry with a spread of cookies and other goodies topped off with coffee or cider.


Thanks to all who helped make this such a special event!