04.19.2017 -  
This Seminar will include uncommon native species for your yard, benefits of native pollinators and a fun Q & A session with grower Vern Stephens of Designs by Nature. The catalog will be available so participants can be advised on the suitability of their own yard for native plant success.
03.31.2017 -  
Participants will review best management practices and have treatment scenarios roll played. Topics will include road side inspections, new regulations, strike team and contractor need to know and early detection invasive species identification. Earn CEUs. Featured guest speaker is State Inspector, Scott King and MSU Department of Entomology Coordinator and Pesticide Safety Education Program Instructor, John Stone. Cost: $25 a person, $30 at door. $5 for lunch. When: Friday, March 31, 9am—2pm Location: Calvin College Bunker Interpretive Center:1750 E. Beltline Ave SE Grand Rapids
03.11.2017 -  
The chain saw has been called "the most dangerous hand tool that can be purchased on the open market." Every year hundreds of thousands of people are injured while using chain saws in the U.S. Chain saws are relatively common and may seem simple to use, but using a chain saw, clearing brush, and felling trees are operations that require training and proper safety precautions. Logging is among the most dangerous professions, and if it is dangerous for professionals, amateurs should consider carefully their need for training before buying and using a chain saw.