We were rained out from one of our scheduled work bee dates at Veronica Valley Park and have rescheduled for Tuesday, July 28, 9:00 am to noon with a rain date of July 29th in case it happens again!
We need to continue to support the native tree and shrub plantings at the park by weeding, spreading mulch, repairing planting tubes and watering. We didn't get to a third area with edible native trees/shrubs planted along the County Road and we can do touch-ups on the two exclosures where we did a fantastic job.
Please bring a hoe or rake, gloves and drinking water and let myself, Kama Ross, know that you are planning on attending. We can safely spread out again, but I want to make sure we think safety first, so having an idea of who is attending will help. Contact me at: 231-256-9783 or email@example.com.
If these dates don't work for you but you'd like to hear about future volunteer opportunities at this park or at other natural areas, please let me know. We are also trying to encourage park visitors to take part in the Bio Blitz & Beyond statewide effort. Veronica Valley Park is part of the month-long umbrella project with MSU using the app iNaturalist to identify what plants and wildlife we have at our area. Check it out - the info is posted below!
Leelanau Conservation District (in response to COVID-19 pandemic virus)
Due to the current coronavirus pandemic and to protect the health of our community the Leelanau Conservation District office is closed to all walk-in customers until the Government Center re-opens to the public. We will continue to provide limited services by phone, email and postal service.
Soil erosion permits are still being accepted, preferably by e-mail, and will be prioritized and serviced based on essential needs. All permits that are issued will be mailed to the landowners. There will be no pick-up at the office. If you do not have access to e-mail there is a drop box in the lobby of the Government Center that will be checked daily for permits.
Tree seedling orders are still being accepted and will be filled on a first come first serve basis as always. Please check our web site: www.leelanaucd.org for updates, availability and any possible changes regarding the pick-up date.
We take the safety, health, and wellbeing of our employees, customers, and the community seriously. Therefore, in the wake of the COVID-19 virus, our offices will be closed to the public, but open to phone calls and email. In order to maintain our service level to you, and protect our employees, we are asking customers to NOT visit our office in-person from March 18th through May 15th pending recommendations from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
However, our Spring Seedling Sale is ongoing and orders are due April 9th.
Please contact our office with any questions or to email or mail-in an order form:
Leelanau Conservation District
8527 E Government Center Drive
Suttons Bay, MI 49682