News in brief

Conservation Club offering a hunter safety course

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac Conservation Club is offering hunter safety courses.

Classes for the course will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday March 15 and Friday March 16, and from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17.

To register for the course, meet at the Dowagiac Conservation Club, two miles north of Dowagiac on M-51 N., from 6 to 7 p.m. on March 7 and bring a birth certificate.

The course is free of charge, though one must attend all three classes in order to receive a hunter safety card.

Cass County Conservation District makes tree catalog available

CASSOPOLIS — The Cass County Conservation District is opening up preorders for its tree sale catalog.

The catalog features a wide variety of bareroot evergreens for windbreaks, deciduous trees to enhance diversity in your woodlot, fruit trees for an edible landscape which also benefits pollinators, native small trees and shrubs, which provide food for wildlife and potted plants such as butterfly milkweed and Blue Lobelia which attract butterflies and hummingbirds and are perfect for raingardens. Tree planting supplies such as root dip/planting gel, marking flags, and rigid mesh protective tubes with bamboo stakes to protect seedlings are also available.

Pre-orders are due April 6. Pick and purchase of leftover trees will be from 3 to 7 p.m. April 19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 20 and 9 a.m. to noon April 21.

For more information, contact Korie Blyveis at (269) 445-8641, ext. 5.

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