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October 21, 2020

Bat Box Workbee

Thursday, October 15, 2020 10:00 a.m. Rain or Shine! Did you know… there are about 9 species of bats that call Michigan home? White Nose Syndrome (WNS) on this sensitive species of mammal has had an impact. More than 1,300 species of bats make up a quarter of the mammal population on the earth. In an effort to assist this animal with alternative roosting for summer months, our Ecology Club designed two-chambered bat houses and four-chambered bat nurseries which need i … [Read more...]

2020 Annual Meeting Date

You are invited to attend CALC's Annual Meeting & Special Program: Wild Fall Mushrooms in Michigan. Sunday, October 4th, 2020 3:00 PM at the Caberfae Ski Club 1 Caberfae Lane, Cadillac, MI 49601 Guest Speaker: Brad West Learn how to identify mushrooms Find where mushrooms grow and what trees are best to investigate Learn how to clean and cook mushrooms After a brief meeting, Brad West will present and discuss fall mushroom hunting. Brad has been hunting mushrooms most of his … [Read more...]

CALC 2019 Annual Meeting Attracted Age-Diverse Crowd

Debra-Ann Brabazon from the United States Forest Service gave an inspiring presentation entitled “Engaging Community in Sustainability.” The community Debra-Ann has been inspiring is the CHS Ecology Club & Junior Rangers, a group of young adults who have participated in many environmental improvement projects. The presentation also gave the audience information on bats and what can be done to support these useful mammals.   CALC introduced their new Executive Committee and hosted the e … [Read more...]

2019 Annual Meeting Date Announced

The public is invited to an informative and fun annual meeting on October 10, 2019, at 6:00 PM. We will be visiting bat houses on the CALC Johnson Nature Preserve because of our chance of seeing bats increases by viewing them at dusk.     Before that guided excursion there will be a short business meeting and a presentation by Debra-Ann Brabazon “Engaging Community in Sustainability” with emphasis on bluebirds and bats at the Cherry Grove Township Hall at 4830 East M-55 i … [Read more...]

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...]

Vacant Land for Sale

This vacant land is for sale and was given to Cadillac Area Land Conservancy from the estate of Deborah Kohn for CALC to sell it as a way to sustain our organization. Debra had put a conservation easement on it, with CALC as the responsible party for enforcing the terms of the easement. Please refer anyone you may know that might be interested in this property to our Realtor Derrick Volchoff. He can be reached by email or by phone at (231) 233-3575. … [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...]

Bear Spotted During Spring Easement Monitoring

Every year volunteers for CALC visit each property that has an easement governing it. This easement is a contract that outlines the owner’s responsibility to forsake agreed upon developmental rights. The conservancy then fulfills its contractual duties by visiting the property once a year to make sure that nothing but agreed upon development has taken place. This spring the volunteers were lucky enough to spot this bear.   … [Read more...]

Give Invasive Species the Brush Off

Thank you to the Wexford Conservation District for donating two shoe brush stands to CALC! Hikers can now brush off the bottom of their shoes before and after each hike to prevent the spread of invasive plant species. An invasive species is an organism that is not native and has negative impacts on the economy, environment, or human health. To find out more, click here. These brush stands will be at the entrances of CALC’s Waldeck Island and Oliver Family Nature Preserve. … [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...]