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Category Archives: Bringing Conservation Home

Five Yards that Inspire You to Lose Your Lawn!

by Andrea Foster, Conservation Outreach Coordinator Lawn care is tough. Maintenance is a pain, fertilizing is expensive, and constant watering takes a toll on not only your bank account, but your valuable time at home. The Little Forks Conservancy’s Conservation@Home and … Continue reading

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The Planting Season Is Here!

by Andrea Foster, Conservation Outreach Coordinator It’s the most exciting time of the year! Spring is in full swing, the trillium are starting to bloom and the soil is ready for planting. When you start to make your plans for your … Continue reading

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Grab Your Gardening Gloves, It’s Garlic Mustard Season!

by Andrea Foster, Conservation Outreach Coordinator Whether you are the most seasoned of gardeners or a total novice, keep reading. This is everything you need to know about this awful little plant – and how to keep it at bay this year … Continue reading

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Promote Your Eco-Friendly Business With Conservation@Work!

by Andrea Foster, Conservation Outreach Coordinator Little Forks Conservancy has some exciting news for you! After the success of Conservation@Home, and after requests from the community, Little Forks is officially launching Conservation@Work. Are you a business owner or manager? Are you … Continue reading

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Seed Balls- Throw it and Grow it!

by Andrea Foster, Conservation Outreach Coordinator Have you ever been so angry, you just wanted to… throw something? Instead of reaching for the nearest smartphone or satisfyingly fragile tea cup, try grabbing something a little more environmentally friendly… a seed ball! What … Continue reading

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Is Christmas for the Birds?

by Andrea Foster, Conservation Outreach Coordinator It can be, with your help! This winter may be milder than those in the past, but the birds still need your help. There is less bird activity in the winter, but the ones that … Continue reading

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Green Roofs Leading to Green Cities

by Andrea Foster, Conservation Outreach Coordinator Imagine you’re in a big city. You’re on one of the highest floors of a tall building, and you are looking out over the city below you. What do you see? Most likely, your view … Continue reading

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Winterize Your Rain Barrel!

by Andrea Foster, Conservation Outreach Coordinator With the winter weather now bearing down upon us here in the Mitten, it’s time to talk about something that you may not be aware of- winterizing your rain barrel! Luckily this is a very … Continue reading

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Gardens for wildlife- A Conservation@Home spotlight!

by Andrea Foster, Conservation Outreach Coordinator Judy and Bill Page’s long gravel driveway is lined with a beautiful tour of spruce trees. Their home is placed on forty heavily wooded acres. Little Forks’ staff had the pleasure of visiting their gardens … Continue reading

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What on earth is a Paw Paw?

by Andrea Foster, Conservation Outreach Coordinator Have you ever heard of the Paw Paw tree? If not, you aren’t alone. Often referred to as the forgotten fruit, the Paw Paw is one of just a few native Michigan fruit trees. The … Continue reading

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