Celebrate Summerfest on Saturday, June 27

Looking for a way to celebrate summer and the great outdoors? Plan on attending the Izaak Walton League’s Summerfest Celebration on Saturday, June 27 with loads of family-friendly activities including scavenger and treasure hunts, birdhouse assembly, wildflower identification and woodlot management.

“The focus of the day will be on natural landscaping, gardening and learning about invasive plants, but we’ll also have an incredible amount of family-friendly activities,” said Georgia Donovan, president of the local chapter. “There is something for everyone, including refreshments.”

Volunteers will provide information on using rain barrels, erosion control, gardening with wild flowers, successful vegetable gardening, landscaping
for wildlife, tree identification and how to tap into solar energy. Representatives from Ada Parks, the West Michigan Environmental Action Council and the Land Conservancy of West Michigan will also be on hand.

“The idea is to have family fun and also teach people how to take a fresh look at their own property so they can better enjoy and take care of it,” Donovan said. “Call your neighbors and friends and tell them about the event. It’s a great way to embrace nature.”

The Izaak Walton League of America is a nonprofit conservation group dedicated to defending woods, waters and wildlife. To learn more, visit www.michiganikes.org.

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