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March 12 Petoskey Audubon Program about Emmet Conservation District
The March 12 program will feature Jackie Pilette, District Manager for the Emmet Conservation District (ECD) and she will be discussing the services of ECD. While conservation districts are probably best known for their annual tree and native plant sales, they also provide a variety of other services including natural resources-based education and outreach programs, invasive species management, and providing expertise for landowners as well as local planning and policy development.
Jackie received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment in Environmental Policy and Behavior. She spent several summers as a student at the UM Biological Station, located on Douglas Lake in Pellston, where she was a student, Resident Advisor, and later a Teaching and Research Assistant. After graduating, she worked locally for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians as the Wetland Specialist in the Environmental and Natural Resources Departments for several years before coming to the ECD in 2014.
The program takes place in the conference room at Northern Lights Recreation, 8865 Harbor Petoskey Rd. (M-119), Harbor Springs. The program begins at 7pm. The program is free and open to the public.
PRAS is a local chapter of Michigan Audubon since 1966 and has more than 200 members from Charlevoix and Emmet Counties.PRAS is dedicated to creating a greater awareness, appreciation, and understanding of the inter-relatedness of all Michigan’s wild places and wildlife and the need for stewardship, with emphasis on our local region.