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  • Fred Russ Research Forest and Park (Decatur, MI)

    Location:

    20673 Marcellus Hwy, Decatur, MI, 49045.

    Description:

    Forest products and Christmas trees are among the top 20 agricultural crops in Michigan. The 939-acre Fred Russ Forest allows researchers to conduct long-term research on Christmas tree seed production and other projects aimed at preserving the diversity and abundance of Michigan forests. The forest also features a 14-acre park that is open to the public for hiking, biking, fishing, cross-country skiing and horseback riding.

    Fred Russ Experimental Forest now offers Spartan Pure Maple Syrup as part of a research effort in best practices for high-vacuum sap extraction. Spartan Pure Maple Syrup is made from pure maple sap, with no additives or preservatives. Now available at MSU Stores, MSU Surplus, Kellogg Biological Station and Kellogg Forest.

  • Protecting Your Shoreline: A Workshop for Inland Lakefront Property Owners (May, August 2017)

    Dates:

    • Saturday, May 20, 2017 (10:30 am - 2:30 pm)
    • Tuesday, August 15 and Tuesday, August 22, 2017 (6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

    Location:

    • May 20, 2017: Porter Township Hall 
    • August 15 & 22, 2017: W. K. Kellogg Biological Station, 3700 E. Gull Lake Drive, Hickory Corners, MI  49060 

    Description:

    Natural Shoreline for Inland Lakes: A Lakescaping Workshop for Lakefront Property Owners is a workshop for anyone interested in creating, restoring and managing natural shorelines and is designed as a guide. We will learn about techniques for using natural landscaping along the shoreline for erosion control and habitat while maintaining the value of lakefront property. August 15,there is an in-class session followed investigating four different natural shoreline designs on land. On Aug. 22 we will check out natural shorelines around Gull Lake from a boat.

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