SPRING, 2019 ACTIVITY – We are working on a number of events and projects. Please check back often for updates.
- Earth Day Celebration Saturday, April 20 from 1-4 pm. Leo Creek Preserve is partnering with other local environmental and environmentally minded organizations. Educational displays and lots of activities.
We offer programs on stream ecology, the soil food web, and regenerative agriculture. We are excited to be collaborating with Inland Seas Educational Association and the Grand Traverse Stewardship Initiative on the development of a Soil Biology curriculum. This four lesson program, activities and all materials will be available April 15. Please contact us if you are interesting in checking this mobile program out.
Weekly during July and August is our cut flower bouquet program for kids 11 and younger. We meet 10-11:30 on Wednesdays at Leo Creek Preserve, cut flowers, arrange them in vases, and deliver to MediLodge (formerly Tendercare) patients. MediLodge is a short walk from the Preserve. Parent involvement is required. Advance sign up (two days notice) is recommended.
Monday is food pantry delivery day. We harvest in the morning, we harvest in the morning and deliver it to Leelanau Christian Neighbors by 1pm. We can always use volunteers to gather produce.
SPRING AND FALL
Leo Creek is participating in the Watershed’s Center creek macro invertebrate sampling, identification, and reporting program. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to participate. School classes welcome. If you’d like to participate in this program, contact us at email@example.com.
We offer Introduction to Creek Ecology and Introduction to the Soil Food Web programs. Each program is about 90-120 minutes long. You can sign up for one or for both. firstname.lastname@example.org
Leo Creek is an important Leelanau County lake trout and salmon spawning environment. Wander along the creek trail this fall to see mature fish swimming and leaping their way upstream to lay eggs in a number of creek gravel beds.
The garden is open 24 hours. Come on in and wander. If we are there, we are glad to give a tour and talk about what we do.
To RSVP or inquire about an upcoming event or volunteering, please fill out the contact form below!