Izaak Walton League

“Natives for Everyone” event at The Izaak Walton League

July 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

Come stroll through Tear Drop Island and see natives for everyone’s gardening situation. Do you have sun only, mostly shade, or areas that are always dry or wet in your garden? Learn about plants that will thrive in those areas. Why use native plants? Native plants do not require the fertilizers, pesticides and water that plants from Europe, Asia or even other parts of [...]

There’s another workshop coming up at the Izaak Walton League

May 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

demonstrating the principles of “rocket stoves.” They burn small pieces of wood, with a vertical chimney, creating high combustion and temperatures. Rocket stoves of many forms have gained interest as alternative methods for heating and cooking. Examples vary from tiny tin-can cookers to beautiful mass heaters sculpted with clay. Since they are capable of [...]

EPA tannery investigation—‘There is no emergency here’

May 3, 2012 // 0 Comments

Contaminants found in multiple test sites on Wolverine property by BETH ALTENA  Representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality answer questions posed by the public on Tuesday, April 24. The meeting was held to update the community on the progress of testing underway at the former Wolverine Worldwide tannery [...]

Residents express interest in cash for wetland restoration program

April 14, 2011 // 0 Comments

Around 70 people came to the Rockford Sportsman’s Club on Monday, March 28 to hear about the programs available to assist property owners with wetland restoration on their land. The Rogue River Watershed Council and Trout Unlimited Inc., in partnership with Timberland Resource Conservation & Development, the Kent Conservation District, the Izaak Walton League, and [...]

Restoring wetlands can equal cash—free seminar

March 11, 2011 // 0 Comments

Did you know that restoring wetlands on your property can put “cash” in your pocket? Do you own property that was historically wet but the natural drainage has been altered by the installation of ditches or agricultural drain tiles? Do you own marginal agricultural land that is often difficult to plant in the spring or harvest in the fall because of wetness? Are you [...]
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