Chamber Operations & The Coronavirus
    June 2020
    The Benzie County Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Welcome Center office hours are Monday - Friday 10 am 4 pm. During the month of June our office will be open for "Curbside Service" only.  The foyer which has a lot of information and is open 24/7, including weekends. For additional information you may call the Chamber office at 231-882-5801. You may also contact our Executive Director, Rick Coates via his cell: 231-883-5625 or email: Director@benzie.org.


  • Invasive Species Work Day at Arcadia Dunes - 7.17.19

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    Name: Invasive Species Work Day at Arcadia Dunes - 7.17.19
    Date: July 19, 2019
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
    Event Description:
    Help us restore and protect the incredible ecosystems of Arcadia Dunes: The C.S. Mott Nature Preserve through invasive plant removal! A plethora of native wildflowers, mushrooms, trees and shrubs rely on these healthy habitats and are currently under threat of being displaced by aggressive invasive plants.
    The Basics: GTRLC supplies gloves, tools, water and snack bars. We will teach you everything you need to know about tool use, safety, forest health, and the importance of the work you will be doing. No experience necessary, just come ready to learn something new! Be sure to sign in at registration when you arrive. This is a moderately strenuous activity with volunteers often bending and kneeling to dig out plants. What will volunteers be doing: Throughout the field season staff and volunteers will be focusing on removing different species including: Garlic mustard May - June. Baby’s breath July - August. Various invasive shrubs and vines September - October. What should you bring? Dress for the weather! Always check the forecast in advance. Sturdy, close-toed shoes that can handle some mud. Bring a re-usable water bottle and some snacks. Sunscreen and bug spray for your safety and comfort.Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us!
    Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/gpa756LEbuohqZ6EA
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    If you have any questions, please contact Jon Throop at JThroop@GTRLC.org or 231-922-1259
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