CAUGHTCHA BEING GOOD!
Local 4th grader Megan Huizenga celebrated the last day of school and the first day of summer vacation with a haircut. This was a very special haircut as she had 12 inches cut off and then donated it to Wigs for Kids, an organization that focuses on “helping children look themselves and live their lives!” Congratulations, Megan, you were caught being good. wigsforkids.org
Invasive species cost share program
Do you have invasive species on your property? Your local Charlevoix-Antrim-Kalkaska-Emmet (CAKE) Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) is here to help. The CAKE CISMA currently has a cost share program available to treat both terrestrial and aquatic plant invasive species on properties located within Charlevoix, Antrim, Kalkaska, and Emmet counties. This program is designed to offset the expense of treating invasive species for private landowners with the hope of eradicating as many invasive species within their service range as possible.
Private landowners are highly encouraged to contact the CAKE CISMA for a service visit at no cost to them. During this free service visit, the staff will conduct an inventory survey and will provide a free treatment cost estimate. The CAKE CISMA uses a priority system to determine which properties will receive monetary assistance from the cost share program. To view the list of priority species, please contact your local CAKE CISMA or visit their Facebook page for more information.
The mission of the CAKE Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area is to protect the natural resources, economy, and human health in Charlevoix, Antrim, Kalkaska, and Emmet counties through collaborative outreach and management of invasive species.
“Through our combined efforts, we will continue to address the threat invasive species pose on the plant diversity and beauty of our four-county service area,” said Dusty Jordan, CAKE CISMA Coordinator.
If you would like more information about this program, please contact your local CAKE CISMA at 231-533-8363.
Early deadline for classified ads
Due to the 4th of July holiday, the deadline for classifieds for the July 6 issue of the Elk Rapids News will be noon on Friday, June 30.
Early deadline for display advertising
Due to the 4th of July holiday, the deadline for display advertising for the July 6 issue of the Elk Rapids News will be noon on Friday, June 30.
Early deadline for editorial content
Due to the 4th of July holiday, the deadline for editorial content for the July 6 issue of the Elk Rapids News will be noon on Friday, June 30.
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