2017 Program Calendar

Programs (unless otherwise specified) are held on the third Monday of the month, February through November.

Programs open to all — free of charge

February 20 • 6:30 PM
Location: Bunker Interpretive Center at Calvin College, 1750 East Beltline Ave SE, Grand Rapids 49546
Topic: Kent County and Michigan Trails
Presenters: Kate Meyer, Director, Kent County Parks Foundation; Ginny Sines, Volunteer Services Coordinator, Kent County Parks; Jim Bradley, Vice President, West Michigan Chapter of the North Country Trail Association

March 20 • 6:30 PM
Location: Bunker Interpretive Center at Calvin College, 1750 East Beltline Ave SE, Grand Rapids 49546
Topic: The Michigan Dune Alliance—Restoring Eastern Lake Michigan Coastal Ecosystems
Presenter: Shaun Howard, Nature Conservancy

April 17 • 6:30 PM
Location: Bunker Interpretive Center at Calvin College, 1750 East Beltline Ave SE, Grand Rapids 49546
Topic: Biological Control of Invasive Plants
Presenter: Dr. Doug Landis, Professor of Entomology, Michigan State University

May 15 • 6:30 PM
Location: Bunker Interpretive Center at Calvin College, 1750 East Beltline Ave SE, Grand Rapids 49546
Topic: Vultures, Coyotes & Minks—Who Knew? A Spring Walk Through the Calvin College Ecosystem Preserve
Presenter: Jeanette Henderson, Preserve Program Manager

June 19 • 6:30 PM
Location: Lowell Township, Huckleberry Hills
Topic: Annual Plant Exchange and Guided Oak Barrens Hike
Presenter: Jesse Lincoln, Ecologist with Michigan Natural Features Inventory

July 17 • 5:00 PM
Location: 920 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids 49506
Annual Native Plant & Pollinator Garden Tour

August 19 • SATURDAY • 10:00 AM
Location: Newaygo Prairie and Karner Blue Sanctuary, 5783 Poplar Ave., Newaygo 49337
Topic: Guided Hike through two Michigan Nature Association (MNA) sanctuaries with Kalamazoo Wild Ones
Presenter: John Bagley, Regional Stewardship Organizer for MNA

September 18 • 7:00 PM
Location: Calvin College Covenant Fine Arts Center, 1795 Knollcrest Circle SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
10th Anniversary Celebration Event
Presenter: Heather Holm, Landscape Designer and Consultant, specializing in pollinator landscapes and native landscape restorations. She is the author of two books: Pollinators of Native Plants and her new book Bees: An Identification and Native Plant Forage Guide

October 16 • 6:30 PM
Location: Bunker Interpretive Center at Calvin College, 1750 East Beltline Ave SE, Grand Rapids 49546
Topic: Significance of Native Plants in Native American Traditions
Presenter: Kevin Finney, Executive Director, Great Lakes Lifeways Institute

November 20 • 6:30 PM
Location: Bunker Interpretive Center at Calvin College, 1750 East Beltline Ave SE, Grand Rapids 49546
Topic: Learning from our Native Plant Community
Presenters: Experienced RCWO members will lead break-out sessions on various topics.