2019 Programs

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

Programs open to all • free of charge

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2019 Monthly Programs

2019 WORCC Program Calendar pdf

February 18 • 6:30 PM
Trends in Native Plant Production: Reflections on the past, present and future use of native plants in the landscape
Presented by Bill Schneider, Wild Type Native Plant Nursery
Location: Bunker Interpretive Center, Calvin University
1750 East Beltline Ave SE, Grand Rapids MI 49546

March 18 • 6:30 PM
What is the Michigan Natural Features Inventory?
Presented by Jesse Lincoln, Ecologist, MNFI
Location: Bunker Interpretive Center, Calvin University
1750 East Beltline Ave SE, Grand Rapids MI 49546

April 15 • 6:30 PM
Restoring Soil Communities
Presented by Mike Klug, Wild Ones Kalamazoo Chapter
Location: Bunker Interpretive Center, Calvin University
1750 East Beltline Ave SE, Grand Rapids MI 49546

May 20 • 6:30 PM
A Fresh Look at Spring Ephemerals Through an Artist’s Eyes
Presented by Georgia Donovan, local artist
Also Native Plant Exchange
Location: Izaak Walton League, 5641 Myers Lake Ave, Rockford, MI 49341

June 17 • 6:30 PM
If We Build It, They Will Come: Research Results on Prairie Management
Presented by Dr. Rob Keys, Professor of Science, Cornerstone University
Location: Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, 701 W Cloverdale Rd, Hastings, MI 49058

July 15 • 5 – 7:30 PM
Sixth Annual Native Garden Tour, Plant Sale and Fundraiser
Inner City Christian Federation, 920 Cherry St SE, and Brewery Vivant, 925 Cherry Street

August 19 • 6:30 PM
Restoring Native Habitat in an Urban Setting
Presented by Justin Heslinga, Stewardship Director, Land Conservancy of West Michigan
Location: The Highlands, 2715 Leonard St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI (Adjacent to Blandford Nature Center)

September 16 • 6:30 PM
Soil Amendments – Beyond Compost
Presented by Tom Wilkinson, author
Location: Bunker Interpretive Center, Calvin University
1750 East Beltline Ave SE, Grand Rapids MI 49546

October 21 • 6:30 PM
Native Plants to Attract Winter Birds
Presented by Melanie Manion, Natural Resources Management Supervisor, Ottawa County Parks
Location: Bunker Interpretive Center, Calvin University
1750 East Beltline Ave SE, Grand Rapids MI 49546

November 18 • 6:30 PM
Annual Meeting – Sweet and Savory Potluck
Location: Bunker Interpretive Center, Calvin University
1750 East Beltline Ave SE, Grand Rapids MI 49546