Community Projects

2/26/14 US Army Corp Public Notice re: Tobin     Army Corp Public Notice
2/28/14 DNR Letter to DEQ  re: Tobin Application     DNR Letter Re Tobin
3/12/14 Benzie Conservation District Letter to DEQ re: Tobin Application   Tobin App Letter of Concern

14th ANNUAL Beach-to-Beach Clean up



Please join the Friends of Betsie Bay for the 14th Annual Beach-to-Beach Clean Up on Saturday, April 19th in Celebration of Earth Day. Each year, volunteers hit the trail picking up all the trash that can be found. We cover the Frankfort beach, the trail all along the bay, the Elberta turn around, and the Elberta beach. Attendance is critical!

Friends of Betsie Bay have been dedicated stewards of the Betsie Bay area for 12 years. We facilitate clean up efforts both in the spring and fall, partnering with the Alliance for the Great Lakes.

FoBB cares deeply about area land use issues, invasive species, and celebrating the natural beauty of this area. All community-based efforts to plan, preserve and protect.

Start: 9 AM @ Elberta Farmers’ Market Pavilion
End: When Trail & Beaches are cleaned!
Bring: Friends, Neighbors, Gloves, and Enthusiasm
We’ll Provide: Coffee and Goodies

Frankfort Tree Board Beautification Project

The Friends of Betsie Bay have offered to partner with the Frankfort City Tree Board in a community project that would promote the Friend’s mission of being good stewards of the Bay. The Tree Board has proposed the Consumer’s Energy substation site as an area that could be improved by such a partnership. This site has been under consideration by the Tree Board for some time as one that could be improved by minimal landscaping, and has asked the City Superintendent to contact Consumer’s for permission to proceed. The Friends of Betsie Bay would extend partnership for this project to the Conservation District, as a source of native species, and perhaps to other entities within the community, and hope in this way to showcase the power of partnerships and to serve as a model encouraging future partnerships.

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