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Check here for information on local paddling events, river clean-ups, green infrastructure, pollution prevention/recycling, educational seminars, and more!


Spring Native Plant and Tree Sales

Order Now — April, 2024
Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Conservation Districts
Plant native flowers, shrubs, and trees to help provide habitat for wildlife, prevent flooding, and filter stormwater runoff to protect water quality!

Clinton County - Pick up trees at the Fairgrounds, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday, April 19 and on Saturday, April 20, 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Learn more 

Eaton County - Pick up trees at the Fairgrounds, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday, April 12 and 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, April 13. Learn more 

Ingham County - Pick up trees at the Conservation District, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Friday, April 19 from and on Saturday, April 20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Native plants pickup date TBD. Learn more 

29th Annual Quiet Adventures Symposium

March 2, 2024, 9:00 a.m. 5:30 p.m.

MSU Pavilion (4301 Farm Lane, Lansing, MI)

The Symposium is hosted by the nonprofit Quiet Adventures Society, formerly the Quiet Water Society. Admission for adults is $15 in advance, $20 at the door, students w/ID $5 and children under 12 are free. The Quiet Adventures Symposium is where people passionate about quiet non-motorized activities come together. The group includes paddlers and bicyclists, hikers and fishermen and women, backpackers and campers, and all other quiet adventurers. The number of attendees reaches 1,500-2,000, depending on Michigan weather. The best adventure experts come and speak on a wide range of topics.

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Greater Lansing Regional Water Quality Education Survey Presentation

March 11, 2024, 11:00 a.m. Noon. 

Virtually on Zoom

In cooperation with the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission, the Greater Lansing Regional Committee for Stormwater Management (GLRC) has conducted a regional water quality survey every six years since 2006. The purpose of the survey is to determine the effectiveness of environmental education campaigns, identify knowledge gaps, and help guide the GLRC's outreach activities moving forward. The statistically valid survey contains responses from over 600 residents within the Looking Glass River, Red Cedar River, and Grand River urbanized watersheds. The virtual presentation of the survey's results will be followed by a question-and-answer session. RSVP at the link below on Tri-County's website.

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MSU Science Festival
April 1-30, 2024
Expo Zone, April 13 and 14, 10 a.m. — 4 p.m.
 , STEM Teaching and Learning Facility Room 2101, 642 Red Cedar Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824
Join the GLRC and Eaton Conservation District at the free annual celebration of science with events for the whole family to enjoy! See the Augmented Reality Sandbox in action in the Expo Zone, where audiences of all ages will enjoy hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics.

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Party for the Planet at Potter Park Zoo
April 27, 2024, 1 — 4 p.m. 

1301 S Pennsylvania Ave, Lansing, MI 48912

Join GLRC in celebrating Earth Day at the zoo! Party for the Planet is North America’s largest Earth Day celebration, with more than 120 zoos and aquariums across the country participating. Explore conservation issues with hands-on activities like GLRC's Enviroscape interactive watershed model, while gathering information and enjoying demonstrations around the zoo. What can you do to help the planet? Party for the Planet is included in the regular admission price on Saturday, April 27, 2024. Come out and celebrate with us!

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