Walk with a Forester

This event is part of a series of events funded through the White Oak Initiative grant awarded.

Come and hike through beautiful Stearns Creek Park with district forester Ben Savoie! Speakers from Ottawa Parks, the Michigan DNR, and the Ottawa Conservation District will talk about the history of oak management on the property, and how you can bring these practices to your land.

Event Timeline
Guest arrival and registration: 6:00pm – 6:10pm
Introductions & the White Oak Initiative w/ Ben Savoie: 6:10 – 6:30
Discussion Stop #1 – Site history w/ Jeff Carlson, Ottawa County Parks: 6:30 – 6:50
Discussion Stop #2 – Oak management options w/ Jesse Bramer, MDNR: 6:50 – 7:10
Discussion Stop #3 – MAEAP & best management practices w/ Caryn Dawson, MAEAP: 7:10 – 7:30
Discussion Stop #4 – Invasive species treatment options w/ Natalie Bekins, WMCISMA: 7:30 – 7:50
Wrap-Up and Refreshments: 7:50 – 8:00