Monday, April 17, 2017

Houghton Keweenaw Conservation District to hold Annual Meeting April 20, Annual Tree Sale May 6, 2017

Houghton Keweenaw Conservation District (HKCD) volunteers, from left, Nicky Outinen, Wayne Kokkonen and Sue Haralson are pictured here during the May 2016 Annual Tree Sale in Houghton. This year's Tree Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at 711 Lakeshore Drive in Houghton. (Photo by Keweenaw Now)

HOUGHTON -- The Houghton Keweenaw Conservation District (HKCD) 65th Annual Meeting and election of directors will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, at the Orpheum Theater in Hancock. The HKCD Annual Tree Sale will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017.

Two director positions with staggered terms are up for the Apr. 20 election: 2-year term candidates: Mark F. Ahlborn of Houghton, Lawrence Butala of Calumet and James F. Tercha of Calumet; 4-year term candidates: Thomas G. Bryant, PE, of Eagle River and Steven C. Siira (Incumbent). Steve Siira, incumbent Board member and Jim Tercha, HKCD's attorney, have participated on HKCD volunteer projects such as the Annual Tree Sale and the Annual Beach clean up at the Bete Grise Preserve.

Registered voters in Houghton and Keweenaw Counties are eligible to vote. To vote via absentee ballot, please call (906) 482-0214 for a voting packet.

Following the election and a brief summary of "HKCD -- Year in Review," will be the SPECIAL GUEST PRESENTATION: "LAMPREYS and Lamprey Control in Houghton and Keweenaw Counties" by Shawn Nowicki, Greg Klingler and Sean Lewadoski of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. A light pizza buffet will be provided. For more information, please call (906) 482-0214.

HKCD Annual Tree Sale to be May 6, 2017

Milkweed is among the wildflowers for sale at HKCD's Annual Tree Sale May 6. It attracts Monarch butterflies like the one pictured here. (Keweenaw Now file photo)

The Houghton Keweenaw Conservation District (HKCD) Annual Tree Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 6, 2017, on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the sale. Don't miss this chance to purchase mix-and-match fruit trees, wildflowers, berries by the bag, conifers and more!

For details click here for the Tree Sale Flyer. For more info or a printed copy of the flyer call 906-482-0214. See also the HKCD Facebook page.

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