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Getting Down to Bear Bones

by Andrea Foster, Conservation Outreach Coordinator It’s not often you meet a student like Laken Shell. At seventeen, she has done more in the field of conservation than most adults. She has worked with Little Forks Conservancy on a regular basis … Continue reading

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Reaching Out to the Next Generation

When Little Forks helps a local family conserve the land they love, we make a pretty big promise to them – that their land will be cared for forever. How can we keep that promise? By inspiring the next generation … Continue reading

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AmeriCorps: Winter Forestry

by Sara Huetteman, Huron Pines AmeriCorps A goal of stewardship is maintaining the health of the forest. In the winter months, harsh weather can knock down trees. It is important to look at the trunks and branches of trees near … Continue reading

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Workshop: Discover Composting!

  Little Forks Conservancy and Square Roots are teaming up to help you learn about home composting! Join us March 16, 2017 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Chippewa Nature Center for a hands-on workshop. Local experts will help you … Continue reading

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Volunteer Spotlight: Katie Young

Katie Young has been volunteering with Little Forks Conservancy for a year. She recently left her position as receptionist at Tri-Star Trust Bank in Midland to become a behavior technician with Centria in Novi. A behavior technician works with kids … Continue reading

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Engaging Youth, Planting Native Seeds and Getting Muddy!

by Andrea Foster, Conservation Outreach Coordinator Little Forks Conservancy’s Andrea Foster had a unique opportunity to engage middle school students from the Rock Center for Youth Development’s after school program! Andrea and Huron Pines AmeriCorps member Sara Huetteman visited three different … Continue reading

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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!

by Andrea Foster, Conservation Outreach Coordinator 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 … Continue reading

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