Summer Stewardship Training!

Volunteers at ForestviewThe Little Forks Conservancy is hosting three workshops this summer for volunteers who are interested in learning more about managing natural lands. By attending the complete Summer Stewardship Training series, participants will have the opportunity to become Certified Stewards for Little Forks Conservancy.

“This is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in volunteering at Little Forks’ nature preserves, but who have limited or no experience working with our natural resources.” said Elan Lipschitz, Little Forks’ director of land conservation, “It will not only help participants develop their skills, but also help Little Forks to improve our preserves for visitors.”

The first workshop will be held June 27 at 6 p.m. The focus will be on “Forestry.” Nia Becker, the district forester for Clare Conservation District, will discuss tree care and forest management.

The second workshop will be held July 18 at 6 p.m. The topic will be “Trails.” Little Forks’ Director of Land Conservation Elan Lipschitz and Huron Pines AmeriCorps member Sara Huetteman will share how to create and maintain a trail network.

The final workshop will be held August 22 at 6 p.m. The focus will be on “Invasive Species.” Fallon Januska from the Saginaw Bay CISMA will discuss identifying and removing non-native invasive plant species.

Each workshop will meet at Little Forks Conservancy’s office at 105 Post St. in Midland. Participants who attend all three workshops will be designated as Certified Stewards for Little Forks.

The workshops are free and open to the public. Registration is required by contacting Sara Huetteman at 989.835.4886 or

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