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April 12, 2024

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 Chairman, Larry Copley, at (231) 876-0351 and let him know how you can help.


The Carl T. Johnson Preserve, our third preserve, is 39 acres of prime wildlife habitat with the entry off 33 Road, (off M-55 in Cadillac West) just beyond Benson Road, an area across the highway from the Mitchell Swamp, one of the best bear breeding nurseries in the state. The property was bequeathed to the Rotary Club of Cadillac by Carl T. Johnson, a local conservationist, and steward of the land. The Rotary Club, in turn, gave it to CALC in order to open it to the public.