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Composting 101- Getting Started!

Compost is nature’s nutrient rich gold! Compost is what happens when your kitchen scraps, yard waste, the beauty of fermentation and broken-down compounds come together to bring you a rich humus that is full of plant food and goodies. Compost … Continue reading

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Help the Cedar River!

Volunteer with The Little Forks Conservancy to collect and study macroinvertebrates in the Cedar River Watershed! Macroinvertebrates – more than just bugs – can tell us a lot about the health of the watershed. Join us at the Gladwin County … Continue reading

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Painting Your Rain Barrel- A Guide

So you have a rain barrel…wonderful! Do you want to paint it? Many folks enjoy the idea of having an attractive piece of art in their yard. Some people have their kids paint it, some paint it themselves, and some … Continue reading

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Straw Bale Gardening- raised beds without the work!

A straw bale garden is another form of container gardening, but instead of a wooden structure, it is a garden grown from, you guessed it, a bale of straw. When purchased from a local farmer, a straw bale that has … Continue reading

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Beautiful and rare plants donated to The Little Forks Conservancy!

The wonderful folks at Better Finds, LLC have done it again! Six native plants have been graciously donated to The Little Forks Conservancy, and they are absolutely stunning. Lynnette Fouch Bugenske is the owner of this native plant business located … Continue reading

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Direct the flow… get a rain chain!

Rain chains are a fun and easy way to direct water from your roof to a designated place. Used as an alternative to a downspout, they can be anchored to the ground, left hanging or affixed to a rain barrel. They … Continue reading

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A Certified Yard With Wild Appeal!

Since its launch in May of 2015, the Conservation@Home program has been going strong. There have been eleven certified homes, and many more site visits. Today Little Forks is spotlighting one of the yards that was recently added to the … Continue reading

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New volunteer opportunity with Little Forks Conservancy!

Summer is upon us, and that means lots of work to be done on our trails! This includes creating a new loop at the Forestview Natural Area that will branch off from the existing trail. Volunteers will be helping to … Continue reading

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Help Create Rabbitat!

You can help turn invasive trees from along the riverbank into rabbit habitat! Join Michigan United Conservation Clubs and Little Forks Conservancy at 9 a.m. Saturday, August 8th, at Forestview Natural Area. We will cutting invasive trees from along the riverbank … Continue reading

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The Riverview Stairway Project- Opening Over Two Miles of Trails

Construction is underway on the ravine at our Riverview Natural Area! Ground was broken on June 26th, installing a quarter of the stairs needed to complete the project over a two-day period. With a grant from Consumers Energy and donations … Continue reading

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