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2 Days

Saturday May 19
Wednesday June 27

8 AM – 2 PM

Birdlife of the Keweenaw with Dr. David Flaspohler
Fully Enrolled - RSVP to be Wait Listed

This popular workshop is back! Sign up for one or both days. The workshop will focus on migrating birds in May
and nesting residents in June. The group will visit various outdoor sites and there may be lectures indoors also.

Register soon as advance registration is required.
Group size will be limited to allow for a good experience for all.
Download Registration form.

Cost: $100 (GLC member $70) for two days, $50 (GLC member $35) for one day
Although this workshop will be geared to adults, teenagers interested in the topic are welcome to attend.
Janet Avery Scholarships are available, and registrants are encouraged to apply.

Contact GLC at Director@GratiotLakeConservancy.org or
call 906-337-5476 with any questions or to apply for a scholarship.

For more information

June 11

Spring Botany Walk with Janet Marr
10 AM to 2 PM

Discover the beauty of the UP's ephemeral woodland and wetland wildflowers
under the guidance of Janet Marr who is an expert on local flora.

Email Bonnie at Director@GratiotLakeConservancy.org to register and to receive information on exact date and meeting location.
This field trip is free of charge.

Click here for more details.

July 11 and/or 12

KISMA Weed Removal

It’s that time of year. EVERYTHING is growing... including invasive plants!
Join with KISMA weed crew and HELP with the WEEDING
at Gratiot Lake Preserve.

RSVP: director@GratiotLakeConservancy.org

July 15 to 21

Michigan Tech Summer Youth Program Exploration Aquatic Ecology at Gratiot Lake

The Noblet Field Station will be home the Aquatic Ecology at Gratiot Lake Exploration July 15 to 21st. Students will investigate the ecology of Gratiot Lake, the Little Gratiot River, and Sucker Creek. Michigan Tech and GLC have collaborated on Aquatic Ecology at Gratiot Lake since 2003. In addition to providing the Noblet Field Station to the group, GLC pays the instructor salary and awards a scholarship.

Visit the Michigan Tech Summer Youth Program website to register.

A Sandretto Scholarship is available.

July 24

Gratiot Lake Conservancy Annual Members Meeting

Eagle Harbor Community Building
(M-26 across from the Shoreline Motel)






Business Meeting



Refreshments and Social Time



Miriam Pickens Slide/Talk on Local Butterflies

Hear about GLC programs and enjoy an engaging talk and slideshow by local butterfly photographer Miriam Pickens.

July 25

Exotic Aquatic Plant Watch training at Gratiot Lake
9:30 am to 11:30 am

Limnologist, Erick Elgin
Gratiot Lake Public Boat Access

Because GLC has enrolled in Exotic Aquatic Plant Watch, Erick Elgin, a water resource educator from the Michigan State University Extension, will be coming to teach about and perform an invasive aquatic plant survey. He will provide information on how to identify these five plants and demonstrate a transect survey method by doing the initial survey near the Gratiot Lake public access. If you are interested in helping with lake monitoring for exotic invasive plants and would like to see how it is donesign up for this event.

RSVP: Director@GratiotLakeConservancy.org

August 18
(Raindate 8/19)

Geo Tour at Gratiot Lake
9:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Join geologist Daniel Lizzadro-McPherson on a pontoon boat ride to explore what the big picture of the Gratiot Lake landscape reveals about its geological history. Then visit the Gratiot Lake Conservancy land to identify shoreline pebbles and boulders. Bring a bag lunch to picnic at the Noblet Field Station. Daniel has done work on Keweenaw GeoHeritage, fieldwork on the Keweenaw fault to enhance the USGS EdMAP, and is a GIS analyst at Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center.

This event is free of charge but space is limited. R.SV.P. is required, so reserve early for a chance at a spot.

Contact Bonnie at Director@GratiotLakeConservancy.org or call 906-337-5476.
Be sure to share your contact information including email address and phone numbers so that details can be shared with you.
Your reservation will be confirmed via email.

September 8

Visit GLC’s Bammert Farm
10 am to 1 pm

Enjoy the last blooms of summer, look for mushrooms, and see remnants of local history.
No fee.
R.S.V.P. Director@GratiotLakeConservancy.org for details.

September 15

Gratiot Lake Shoreline Clean-up
10 am to 12 pm

Meet at the public boat access at Gratiot Lake.
contact Director@GratiotLakeConservancy.org

September TBD

Field trip to tour a small mammal survey site on GLC land.

More info to come.

Contact GLC Program Director: director@gratiotlakeconservancy.org
(Please put "Gratiot Lake" in subject line.)