LCP Cut Flower Program
Kids from the Suttons Bay Migrant Program cutting flowers for Tendercare residents
Teaching the Leelanau Montessori kids about fungi

SPRING and SUMMER, 2019 ACTIVITY – We are working on a number of events and projects.  Please check back often for updates.

Currently Scheduled:

  • 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.  
  • STEM Water Testing & Water Health Training, Saturday, April 27 from 12-4.  Joint offering with Grand Traverse Stewardship Initiative


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 August 2019.  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 and deliver it to Leelanau Christian Neighbors by 11 am.  We can always use volunteers to gather produce.


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. 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!