Friday, April 17, 2015

Conservation District to celebrate Earth Day with 63rd Annual Meeting Apr. 22; Tree Sale to be May 9

HOUGHTON -- Celebrate EARTH DAY with the Houghton Keweenaw Conservation District (HKCD) at their 63rd Annual Meeting from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Apr. 22, at the Ramada Inn, First Floor Conference Room, Hancock.

The event will include an Election for two Board Members, a Complimentary Buffet Supper and a Silent Auction.

The guest speaker will be Dr. Dan O'Brien, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Veterinarian. He will speak on "Bat conservation and White Nose Syndrome: How you can help the survival of one of nature’s greatest mosquito repellants!"

Everyone is welcome to this evening of food and conversation. RSVP is not required, but is appreciated. Email or call 906.482.0214.

Annual Tree Sale: Saturday, May 9

The Houghton Keweenaw Conservation District will hold a ONE DAY TREE SALE: First Come, First Served from 8:30 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, May 9, at the Houghton Keweenaw Conservation District Office, 711 W. Lakeshore Drive, Houghton.

A Monarch butterfly spreads its beautiful wings in a garden in Calumet. (Video © and courtesy Gustavo Bourdieu)

New varieties have been added this year. Also, you can help Monarch butterflies by purchasing and planting milkweed ($3 per plant, 4 for $10). See Meral Jackson's article, "The Mighty Monarch: How can we help them survive?" and check out the trees and plants for sale in the HKCD 2015 Tree Sale catalogue on their Web site.

You can help With the Tree Sale! HKCD will appreciate any time you can spare from Monday, May 4, through Saturday, May 9. For more information on work session times and dates call HKCD at (906) 482-0214 or (906) 370-7248.

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