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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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20th Anniversary Celebration – Dec. 8

The Little Forks Conservancy is hosting its 20th Anniversary Celebration. The event will be held Thursday, December 8, 2016 at Carriage House Hall from 5 to 8 p.m. During the event, guests can share in the highlights of Little Forks … 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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Got Worms? Start a worm bin and compost year round, right inside your home!

Have you ever wished that you could compost even in the winter? Do you have loads of kitchen scraps, but don’t want to go out in the cold? Do you live in a small space, with no room in the … Continue reading

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AmeriCorps Land Steward Position

Applications are now being accepted for Huron Pines AmeriCorps Land Steward position at the Little Forks Conservancy in Midland for the 2017 program year. The program is open to college graduates who are interested in conservation, want to make a … Continue reading

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Clean Up the Kawkawlin!

The Michigan DNR and Little Forks Conservancy are looking for volunteers for an Adopt-A-Forest cleanup day this fall. “Clean Up the Kawkawlin” will take place on Sunday, September 11th from 9 am – 2 pm. Volunteers will be cleaning up … Continue reading

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