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October 3, 2022

Oliver Preserve Snowshoe Hike

Please join us at the Oliver Preserve on January 15th at 6:30 for the annual snowshoe hike. Please call 815.871.8705 with any questions. … [Read more...]

2021 Annual Meeting

OCTOBER 3, 2021 @ 2:00 PM CARL T. JOHNSON HUNT & FISH CENTER 6087 M-115, CADILLAC, MI 49601 Author of Saving Arcadia, a narrative nonfiction book about Great Lakes land conservation that’s been called a “page-turning environmental action thriller.” Saving Arcadia has won state and national awards including: Michigan Notable Book Award, Eric Hoffer Award finalist, and Next Generation Indie Book Environment Winner. Heather’s other books include children’s fiction (The Griffins of Ca … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Cadillac’s Earth Day Celebration

Mark your calendar now! Cadillac Area Land Conservancy invites you to join us at the 2019 Earth Day Celebration. Stroll in the park by the lake with like-minded folks and celebrate spring. It is Sunday, April 28th in City Park from 1-4:00. Please go to this link to find out more. http://www.cadillacearthday.org/ CALC will have a booth and is asking for volunteers to spend a short time chatting with visitors about our cause. Anyone can do it, but if you feel you need a refresher, our … [Read more...]

Nice Weather for Walks

Even at 21 degrees, this dog chose to frolic in the creek at the Oliver Family Preserve east of Harrietta. CALC’s preserve is open to the public and a nice place for a short walk on a brisk day. For directions how to get there click here. … [Read more...]