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Welcome New AmeriCorps Member

                      The Little Forks Conservancy is pleased to welcome AmeriCorps member Sara Huetteman to its team. As the Land Steward, Sara will be helping to manage trails, reduce invasive species … Continue reading

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Couple Conserves Treasured Tree Farm

On perhaps the coldest day of December 2016, Sally Hightower rushed out without a jacket to welcome staff members of Little Forks Conservancy to the Twisted Oak Tree Farm. Before going inside the house she shares with her wife, Linda … Continue reading

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Staff Favorites of 2016

From welcoming a new executive director to celebrating our 20th Anniversary, a lot of things happened at Little Forks Conservancy in 2016! We asked our staff to share their favorite memories of 2016. See what they had to say below!

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Christmas Tree Today, Habitat Tomorrow!

Love getting a fresh Christmas tree each year, but don’t know what to do with it after the holidays are over? Look no further! We have some excellent ideas that will help you put that tree to good use and … Continue reading

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A Look Back at Our First 20 Years!

Little Forks Conservancy is celebrating our 20th Anniversary! We were founded in November 1996 by community members concerned about our local rivers. Thanks to members like you, we have grown to conserve 3,300 acres, including five nature preserves and 18 … Continue reading

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Peek Inside Our Worm Bin!

Squirming to know how the worm bin is doing? Click on the video above! This is about the progress you can expect after a few months of worm bin composting. As you can see, there is fresh produce given to … Continue reading

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Cedar River Stream Health Update

On September 24, 22 volunteers visited 6 sites to collect macroinvertebrates in the Cedar River. The following week, 7 volunteers identified those samples to determine the species that were collected. Based on the species identified, we’ve crunched the numbers and are excited to share … Continue reading

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Can I Hike During Hunting Season?

Fall is a gorgeous time to explore Little Forks Conservancy’s nature preserves. You can enjoy the last lingering autumn leaves. You may also see wildlife like porcupines more easily. Many people cut back on hiking during this time because of … Continue reading

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Rocks! A Cheap and Easy Way to Mark Your Plants

Have you ever looked at your garden and thought it could use something a little more exciting? Are you looking for an inexpensive way to label plants that will hold up through the winter? If so, you should give painted … Continue reading

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Greg Yankee Named Executive Director

Greg Yankee has accepted the position of executive director at Little Forks Conservancy. He will be joining our team on October 17. “We’re very pleased to welcome Greg to Little Forks and to our mid-Michigan community,” said Board President Jon … Continue reading

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