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DeYoung Natural Area Hike

Sun. Feb. 3, 1pm

Join Docents Dave Amos and Mary Smart on a winter walk through time. The DeYoung Natural Area hike offers a gentle walk (or snowshoe) around this unique property near Traverse City and a tour of the 1860 farm house and lower barn. The property is a reflection of the changing times from the inception of Traverse City to now with a rare opportunity to see inside those buildings we pass when using the Leelanau Trail. Dress warmly and enjoy an interesting part of our local history. Sign up here. Can't make this one? Check out more upcoming hikes.

Summer Internships

?If you are a college student or know of one seeking a summer internship, please let them know about 4 paid positions here as our Communications or Stewardship Interns. Over the years we have had many fantastic interns who make great contributions by bringing their energy and skills and lessening our summer workload. Learn more here. Pictured here is our terrific 2012 summer staff.

Blues at the Bluebird!

Sat. Feb. 23rd, 6pm

Enjoy the soulful sounds of John Primer and his band, guaranteed to electrify the Bluebird. The date: Sat. Feb. 23rd. Tickets are $35 and include a delicious buffet dinner, followed by a rocking show you’ll long remember. Dinner from 6:00 – 7:00 pm and Music from 7:30 – 11:00 pm. Please call or email Gayle at the Conservancy to reserve your tickets: 256-9665 or

Join Our Picnic-Auction Committee!

This fun and creative group met in the Leland office (105 N. First St.) on Thursday morning at 10 am (January 31.) Get information on the next meeting by emailing Carolyn Faught at

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