Summerfest is back again at the Izaak Walton League!

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The local Dwight Lydell chapter of the IWLA invites the public for a day of fun outdoor activities on their 39 acres at 5641 Myers Lake Ave. On Saturday the 22nd, from 10:00 to 3:00 there will be kayaks and fishing on the pond for kids, plus archery, a treasure and scavenger hunt, build-your-own-birdhouse, information on native plants and habitat restoration, and the fabled free lunch!

There’s plenty of fun for kids, and also information on repairing shoreline erosion, wildlife habitat, and current environmental issues.

The group welcomes the chance to connect kids with nature. Discovery and reflection have

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proven to be ways to balance the modern mind, and to give children a chance to unwind. Noticing the wonders of a stream or pond can also help down the road, in protecting

our fresh water. This chapter is involved locally and nationally, in efforts to protect the natural resources for years to come. As part of the community, they seek new members of all kinds, whether they want to work on issues or simply relax at their Conservation Center. The lodge has hosted many programs and family get-togethers.

Many local businesses donate items to their annual banquet & auction, which supports events like this, scholarships, and kids’ fishing programs. On Wednesdays in June, 6:30-8:30, fishing is held at the dock on Versluis Lake. Equipment is provided, as it is at Summerfest.

June 22 is a great time to check it out for free. Look for the big yellow gate, a half-mile north of Cannonsburg Ski area. If you need more info, or would like to volunteer, call Georgia Donovan at 773-2850, or go to www.michiganikes.org.

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