Events and Workshops

Missaukee County Recycling Center


  • 6240 W. Sanborn Road, Lake City. Saturday 9 am to 1 pm and Wednesday, 9 am to 3 pm. Open to all, regardless of living location. #1-#5 and #7 plastics, cardboard, office paper, shredded paper, newspaper, boxboard, glass jars, cardboard egg cartons, metals. Call 231.839.7193 for more information. Follow us on Facebook.

Marine Shrink Wrap Recycling 


Household Hazardous Waste/Tire Collection/Shredding/Mattresses


  • Saturday June 12, 9 am to 1 pm, held at Missaukee County Road Commission, 1199 N. Morey Road (M-66), Lake City. Household hazardous waste, tires, mattresses ($20 each) and on site confidential paper shredding. Call Missaukee Conservation District, 231.839.7193 for additional information or follow us on Facebook. Maximum of 10 tires; additional tires are $3 each. Maximum size 4' x 12".


Lake City Walking Tour to Discuss Tree Health in a Residential Environment


  • Tuesday, June 15th, 10 am meeting at Missaukee County Courthouse parking lot.

  • This will be a walkthrough the City of Lake City to see how trees that enhance our homes and outdoor spaces need to be planted and cared for correctly. If you are thinking about planting trees near your living space, learn about what trees would be best for your particular environment. How to reduce summer stress on yard trees and choosing trees that will nourish the pollinators that help our gardens flourish. This workshop will also cover proper mulching, fertilization, pruning, trimming, as well as tree pests that you may need to be concerned about. This walk will take no more than two hours. RSVP by June 11 to 231.839.7193 or


Hardwood Marking for Landowners


  • Saturday, September 25, 9 am to 1 pm; site will be at Misty Acres in Manistee County (exact directions will be given to registrants).

  • This hands-on, outdoor workshop is designed for landowners of small woodlots of northern hardwoods It will instruct how to selectively mark their own hardwoods for a harvest. The goal is to teach how to select trees to remove with an emphasis to improve the quality of the remaining stand; to thin the stand to improve growth and still maintain diversity and good minimum density. Other topics will include how to retain and manage important wildlife habitat components such as rare and sensitive habitats and species, mast trees, cavity trees, and coarse woody debris.  Density measuring devices will be given to workshop registrants. This workshop will only teach tree selection and will not teach volume estimation and appraisal. Preregistration is required. Snack and lunch will be provided according to COVID precautions. Bringing a clipboard is recommended. RSVP  by September 16 to Forester Larry Czelusta at or 231.775.7681 ext. 3. Cost is $30 per person.