Invasive Species Removal at Ludington State Park

Join Emily Leslie, DNR Natural Resource Steward, on Sunday, October 15 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for an invasive species pull in the Ludington State Park.

Meet at the small parking area at the intersection of Piney Ridge Road and 19th Street, which is just north of the Hobby Crest Resort.

Join in the effort to oust Japanese barberry from the coastal dune system!  This invasive plant has found its way into our natural areas and threatens to displace the forest understory. No experience is necessary, and training and tools will be provided. Long sleeves and long pants are recommended to protect against thorns.

For more information or to register contact Emily at (517) 242-8760 LeslieE1@michigan.gov.

Invasive Species Removal at Ludington State Park

Help protect the park from invasive plants like garlic mustard and spotted knapweed! We’ll cover the basic plant identification and then pull plants.

Meet at the Amphitheater Parking Lot.

Long sleeve shirts, long pants and closed-toed shoes are highly recommended. Work gloves will be provided, but if you have a favorite pair of work/gardening gloves you may want to bring them. Wearing a hat/bug spray and bringing drinking water is a good idea.  

For more information or to register contact Emily Leslie at LeslieE1@michigan.gov.

UDICG Open House

Photo by Ron Sullivan

U Dig It Community Garden (UDICG) and A Few Friends for the Environment of the World (AFFEW) will host a Lucky 13 Open House on Saturday, August 5 from 10 am-12 pm to celebrate thirteen years of gardening excellence! Tours of the  garden will take place throughout the morning plus representatives will talk about youth and adult programs offered during the season. The event will also focus on the relationship with our local food pantry, Lakeshore Food Club and West Michigan Community Mental Health, Dimensions Unlimited. This will be a fun, family friendly event that will include a variety of raffle prizes and free giveaways!

UDICG is located behind the United Methodist Church of Ludington at 5810 E Bryant Rd.

AFFEW Miniature Golf Fundraiser

Help support AFFEW while having fun playing Mini Golf! The Jaycees will donate 30% of all proceeds to AFFEW. This will help cover costs of the many things we support including the new cigarette recycling container installed at the mini golf course this summer.

Free Youth Birding Hike

Levi Wilson will lead 7-12 yrs olds at Ludington State Park in search of breeding songbirds plus migrant shorebirds, gulls, and terns.

This event is co-sponsored by AFFEW and Sable Dunes Audubon. We’ll have a limited amount of binoculars available for the kids.

Advance sign up and parent attendance required!
To register contact Julia Chambers at president@affew.org
or text/call (231)-690-9561

AFFEW Miniature Golf Fundraiser

Help support AFFEW while having fun playing Mini Golf! The Jaycees will donate 30% of all proceeds to AFFEW. This will help cover costs of the many things we support including the new cigarette recycling container installed at the mini golf course this summer.

Earth Day Celebration

Our annual Earth Day Celebration will be an interactive, in person all day event! We’ll have a variety of speakers presenting and informational booths representing the community and our partners. The day will include activities for children including a live reptile show and a guided hike. We’ll also have tours of the U Dig It Community Garden located behind the church. Visit our Earth Day Celebration page for more information.

 

Dig It! Youth Summer Series | It’s all about BIRDS!

Representatives from Sable Dunes Audubon Society will talk about the many birds seen around the garden and we’ll build birdhouses to attract MORE!

Get signed up by calling the MSU Extension office at 231-845-3361. We’ll email you a registration form to complete your registration and a list of instructions to make it a great experience. You can also Get Registered online. Space is limited! WE WILL CONTACT YOU IF ANY OF THE SESSIONS YOU REGISTERED FOR ARE FULL!!

Dig It! Youth Summer Series | Exploring the Garden and Beyond! | NEW DATE!

Learn about the many treasures found in the garden and surrounding areas on our nature scavenger hunt!

Get signed up by calling the MSU Extension office at 231-845-3361. We’ll email you a registration form to complete your registration and a list of instructions to make it a great experience. You can also Get Registered online. Space is limited! WE WILL CONTACT YOU IF ANY OF THE SESSIONS YOU REGISTERED FOR ARE FULL!!

Dig It! Youth Summer Series | Art from Nature

The class will meet at the Lakeshore Resource Center due to rain!

We will be exploring different ways to make art with a variety of items, many found at the garden!

Get signed up by calling the MSU Extension office at 231-845-3361. We’ll email you a registration form to complete your registration and a list of instructions to make it a great experience. You can also Get Registered online. Space is limited! WE WILL CONTACT YOU IF ANY OF THE SESSIONS YOU REGISTERED FOR ARE FULL!!