Events and Volunteering

Contact the Leo Creek Preserve for more information about upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.

LCP Cut Flower Program
Kids from the Suttons Bay Migrant Program cutting flowers for Tendercare residents
Teaching the Leelanau Montessori kids about fungi
Try our pH Scale and Plant Nutrient games
Dr. George Bird teaching soils program
Grand Traverse Stewardship Initiative program on soil.
Searching for macro invertebrates

SPRING and SUMMER, 2021 ACTIVITY –   Please check back often for updates.

March 19, 2021

How tall, how old, how much carbon does this White Pine store? Foresters Kama Ross and Lynn Baker, and arborist Bo Burke will come to answer these questions for 50 kids in two visiting classrooms. Bo is going to climb and measure the tree so the kids can calculate the carbon stored themselves.

We offer programs on stream ecology, the soil food web, and regenerative agriculture. 


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.

 When the blueberries are ripe (late July into August) we harvest and deliver them to Leelanau Christian Neighbors.  We can always use volunteers to pick.


Leo Creek is participating in the Watershed’s Center creek macro invertebrate sampling, identification, and reporting program – late spring and mid fall.  Contact us at if you’d like to participate.  School classes welcome.

We offer Introduction to Creek Ecology and Healthy Soil, Good Food programs.  We can customize each program for your group.   For more information email us at

Leo Creek is an important Leelanau County lake trout and salmon spawning environment. Stroll 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. 

To RSVP or inquire about an upcoming event or volunteering, please fill out the contact form below!