Monday, March 27, 2023

Nature Trails clean-up is April 8 at MCC


Bring your family and friends to help clean up our beautiful Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails on Montcalm Community College’s Sidney campus on Saturday, April 8, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. All ages are welcome!

Projects we typically work on include clearing winter storm damage, picking up trash, removing autumn olive and marking trails to increase visibility. Please bring gloves and trimming tools (pruners, clippers, ratcheting shears, etc.); small chainsaws and handsaws are also welcome.

If you would like to bring a group such a Scouts, 4-H, church, etc. please email so we can have a project ready for you, or also please email if you have any questions. Volunteers should meet at the end of College Drive near Tree Swallow Loop at 10 a.m.

The Nature Trails Committee is planning more events this spring. In addition, a photo contest is underway. Trail users are invited to submit your photos of animals, plants, landscapes, over-time/time-lapse, or other photos taken in the Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails between May 2022 and April 2023. Please include your name, the trail name, a photo title or description and your category via the submission form at All submissions are due April 15 and winners will be announced shortly thereafter.

The Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails provide educational and recreational opportunities for students and the community. The trails are  open to the public from dawn until dusk, 365 days a year. More than four miles of trails are marked with numbered trail posts, and maps are available at most major trail heads. There is no charge to visit these beautiful trails, which wind through forests, grasslands and wetlands.

In addition, a disc golf course is open and free to use. Course maps and score sheets are available at the Recreation Desk in the Activities Building or at Hole No. 1, located between the tennis courts and College Drive. Discs are available to rent at MCC’s Recreation Desk.

The MCC Nature Trails Committee welcomes new members.  The committee meets four to six times per year and provides direction on upcoming projects.

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