Our events are a great way to get involved in your community and to learn about how we can help you.
They're also fun and open to the public!
ACD SPRING/SUMMER 2023 EVENTS
AU TRAIN LAKE HABITAT ENHANCEMENT PROJECT - Saturday, March 4th, 10:00AM-3PM. Join us for this fun day of stewardship to build brush bundles as part of an effort to create habitat and boost fish populations in Au Train Lake. Click on this link for details and to register: https://mucc.org/inspire_events/au-train-lake-fish-habitat-enhancement-project/mucc.org/inspire_events/au-train-lake-fish-habitat-enhancement-project/
BIRDS, BEES, CRITTERS AND TREES WORKSHOP - Thursday, March 9th, 5:30-7:30PM at Mathais Township Hall in Trenary. ACD staff will be talking about a variety of topics from selecting the right tree for your site and objectives, to pollinator gardens and site prep. This is a great opportunity to ask questions about your spring tree planting!
ALGER CD'S 63RD ANNUAL MEETING - Thursday, March 23rd, 4:30PM at Gallery Coffee in Munising. Join us for hors d’oeuvres and cash bar, meet our board and mingle. Annual meeting and director elections will be held at 5:30PM, followed by short presentations by our staff and partners. Admission is free to all. We hope you will join us for a fun evening and conservation chat!
FRUIT TREE HEALTH & PRUNING WORKSHOP - Saturday, April 8th, 9:30AM-11:30AM, 1485 High Street, Munising. Learn to prune and shape your young trees, rejuvenate old, neglected trees, fertilize and spray properly and perform maintenance pruning.
EARTH FEST 2023 - April 17th-22nd, Munising School Public Library - Check out a variety of earth focused displays and presentations throughout the week at this community event! ACD will have a display set up all week and we will be there on Earth Day from 10AM-1PM to answer your conservation questions and talk about our annual wildflower sale and how you can support pollinators!
ANNUAL TREE SALE PICK-UP - Saturday, May 6th, 9:00AM-12:00PM at the Alger Ice Arena in Munising and 2PM-4PM at Superior Hardware in Grand Marais.
MATHIAS TOWNSHIP SCRAP TIRE CLEAN-UP DAY - Saturday, May 13th, 9:00AM-12:00PM - or until tire dumpster is full, at Mathias Township Hall, M-67, Trenary - See flyer below for details.
MUNISING TOWNSHIP AND CITY OF MUNISING SCRAP TIRE CLEANUP DAY -Saturday, May 20th, 8:00AM-12:00PM - or until tire dumpster is full, at Munising Township Hall, E9630 Prospect Street, Wetmore
ROCK RIVER & LIMESTONE TOWNSHIP SCRAP TIRE CLEAN-UP DAYS - Friday, June 2nd, 4PM-8PM & Saturday, June 3rd, 9AM-1PM - or until tire dumpster is full, at the Alger County Fairgrounds, M-94, Chatham - See flyer below for details.
ANNUAL WILDFLOWER SALE AND WILD ABOUT WILDFLOWERS WORKSHOP - Saturday, June 10th, 9:30AM-12:00PM at the Alger County Fairgrounds in Chatham. Come shop our great selection of local ecotype native wildflowers and grasses! Native plant guru, Vern Stephens of Designs by Nature will be back from 10:30AM-11:30AM with expert tips and an educational presentation. Wildflower orders will be available for pick up also.
E-WASTE & APPLIANCE RECYCLING EVENT - Friday, June 16th, 4PM-8PM & Saturday, June 17th, 8AM-noon
at the Munising High School parking lot, 810 M-28. Back by popular demand - this multi-partner event will help keep electronic waste and appliances out of landfills.
MARKET MONDAYS - Monday, June 26th, 4-7PM at Bayshore Park in Munising. Visit our table at the Munising Farmers' and Artisans' Market! We will be joined by NRCS District Conservationist, Misa Cady and NRCS Soil Conservationist, Kelly Sippl. Stop by and talk about conservation assistance and planning for your land! We will also have lots of free handouts and a variety of bird and bat houses and books for sale.
"HOW TO BUILD RAISED GARDEN BEDS WITH PALLETS" WORKSHOP - Friday, July 7th, 5PM-7PM at Chatham Community Gardens on Gladstone Street, Chatham. Alger Conservation District and the team will be on-site at Chatham Community Gardens to help participants build garden beds using up-cycled pallets! No tools or equipment required, bring yourself and the willingness to learn! Check out our " Friends of Chatham Community Gardens" Facebook page!
MARKET MONDAYS - Monday, July 17th, 4PM-7PM at Bayshore Park, Munising - Visit our table at the Munising Farmers' and Artisans' Market! We will be joined by American Bird Conservancy Forester, Michael Paling. If you are interested in improving the wildlife habitat on your property and looking to provide better habitat for ruffed grouse, woodcock, white-tailed deer, and/or declining song bird populations, stop by and chat with Michael! We will also have bird and bat houses, and a small selection of books for sale.
AUTRAIN RIVER AIS LANDING BLITZ- Thursday, July 27th, 12NOON-3PM at the Au Train Heritage Trailhead on M-28 & AuTrain Forest Lake Road - ACD along with L2L CISMA will be hanging out on the Au Train River to talk to paddlers, local landowners, and all river enthusiasts about aquatic invasive species (AIS), and how you can help stop the spread! Do you want to learn about the invasive flowering rush that has infested the Au Train River and even some spots on Au Train Lake? Help us stop the spread into other local rivers, streams and waterways! We will have kayak decontamination demonstrations as well as lots of informational brochures, pamphlets and FREE swag!
CLEAN BOATS, CLEAN WATERS LANDING BLITZ - Friday, August 4th, 9AM-Noon at the Munising Municipal Boat Launch and 1PM-4PM at the AuTrain Brownstone Boat Launch. Join ACD staff and the MSU Clean Boats, Clean Waters boat wash crew for FREE boat washes and lots of great info on Aquatic Invasive Species and free swag!
MARKET MONDAYS - Monday, August 14th, 4-7PM at Bayshore Park in Munising - Visit our table at the Munising Farmers' and Artisans' Market! We will be joined by District Forester, Sara Kelso! Stop by with all of your forestry questions from wildlife habitat, timber production and tree planting to forest health and urban forestry!
AUTRAIN RIVER AIS LANDING BLITZ- Thursday, August 24th, 12NOON-3PM at the public launch at the Doucette Bridge on Au Train Forest Lake Road - Did you miss our July event? We will be back with L2L CISMA hanging out on the Au Train River to talk to paddlers, local landowners, and all river enthusiasts about aquatic invasive species (AIS), and how you can help stop the spread! Do you want to learn about the invasive flowering rush that has infested the Au Train River and even some spots on Au Train Lake? Help us stop the spread into other local rivers, streams and waterways! We will have kayak decontamination demonstrations as well as lots of informational brochures, pamphlets and FREE swag!
MARKET MONDAYS - Monday, August 28th, 4-7PM at Bayshore Park in Munising - Visit our table at the Munising Farmers' and Artisans' Market! We will be joined by Lake 2 Lake CISMA coordinator, Elise Dejarlais! Stop by and say hi and bring all of your invasive species questions and concerns! Lots of free handouts and information.
AUTRAIN LAKE OUTREACH & CELEBRATION EVENT - Wednesday, August 30th, 4PM-7PM at AuTrain Township Hall. Join us to celebrate and hear more on the AuTrain Fish Habitat Project on AuTrain Lake. Food and drink will be provided! Please RSVP by calling 906-387-2222 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
ONOTA & AUTRAIN TOWNSHIP SCRAP TIRE CLEAN UP DAYS - Friday, September 15th & Saturday, September 16th, 10AM-4PM (or until dumpster is full) at the O'Dovero Gravel Pit on M-28, just west of Deerton Road intersection - see flyer below for details.
TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF OUR 2022 EVENTS. THANKS TO ALL OF OUR WONDERFUL VOLUNTEERS!
2022 ANNUAL MEETING, ELECTION OF DIRECTORS AND BANQUET
MARCH 31ST 2022
MARCH 31ST 2022
2022 ANNUAL TREE SALE - MAY 7TH 2022
WILD ABOUT WILDFLOWERS WORKSHOP AND NATIVE PLANT SALE
JUNE 11TH 2022
JUNE 11TH 2022
E-WASTE AND FREON APPLIANCE COLLECTION - JUNE 17TH & 18TH 2022
MICHIGAN CLEAN BOATS, CLEAN WATERS BOAT WASH AND LANDING BLITZ - JULY 23RD 2022
POLLINATORS AND PRODUCE WORKSHOP AT BELSOLDA FARM WITH MCCD - JULY 28TH 2022
CHATHAM PARCEL FENCE BUILDING AND SITE PREP DAY WITH BSA TROOP 332 & SUPERIOR CENTRAL CROSS COUNTRY TEAM - AUGUST 5TH 2022
"LET'S PLANT FOR POLLINATORS" WORKSHOP - SEPTEMBER 9TH 2022
AGRI-PALOOZA 2022 - SEPTEMBER 30TH 2022
MICORPS SPRING AND FALL STREAM MONITORING - MAY 2022 & SEPTEMBER 2022