MAEAP and The Washtenaw County Conservation District is hosting an engaging Field Day at Noble Organics Farm. We will be hosting 4 expert speakers educating about Agricultural topics throughout the day, vendor tables for you to peruse, an innovative pest management demonstration and to top it off, Brisket & Biscuits will be in attendance for a delicious on-site lunch. This is an approved Phase 1 MAEAP event. We are currently welcoming Attendees, Vendors & Sponsors!
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What's the difference between an arborist and a forester? Which should you call and when? How do you find one? What credentials should you look for? Join us to discuss these questions and more with 2 foresters and 2 arborists serving the Washtenaw County area and beyond. When you register, you'll have an opportunity to submit questions to the panel.
Donate Downed Wood for Ypsilanti School's Nature Space!
The WCCD School & Community Habitat Grant is looking for downed wood that can be cut into 12-18" tall stumps about 12-16" in diameter for 8-12 children's seats in a courtyard nature space at a Ypsilanti school. The wood needs to be free of poison ivy vines. If logs are already cut, and near a driveway or road, WCCD can transport them if needed. Logs in the Ypsilanti area are preferred. Please reach out with photos and dimensions to email@example.com. Thank you for your help!
Participate in the hybrid 2023 Michigan Conservation Stewards Program (CSP) and explore the foundations of conservation in Michigan and its diverse terrestrial, wetland and aquatic ecosystems. Enroll in this 10-week program that runs 9/11 - 11/17 with virtual lessons (self-paced) and weekly in-person evening sessions within your cohort's region. Learn more and sign-up here.
Beech Leaf Disease Found in Washtenaw County
Beech leaf disease (BLD) and the associated foliar nematode species have been confirmed at Legacy’s Creekshead Preserve located in Salem Township, Washtenaw County. Read Legacy's article to learn more about the disease, what is being done, and what to do if you detect it on your property. Learn more here.
Join the JLW CISMA for a free virtual seminar on HWA, an invasive insect that kills eastern and Carolina hemlocks and was recently found in Nichols Arboretum in Washtenaw County. Learn what you can do to prevent the spread and protect hemlocks on your property. Register at tinyurl.com/JLWHWA. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 517-395-2089.