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Areal Flood Watch

3:46 PM EST on February 19, 2018
4:00 PM EST on February 21, 2018

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7:17 PM EST on February 19, 2018
10:00 PM EST on February 19, 2018
Monday 02/19 100%
Rain. Lows overnight in the low 50s.
Tuesday 02/20 100%
Periods of rain. Record high temperatures expected. High near 60F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall may reach one inch.
Chance of Rain
Wednesday 02/21 70%
Chance of Rain
Rain showers early with overcast skies later in the day. High 43F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
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Stella Heavner (left) & Kathy Martin invite you to think spring and start making plans to visit Heavner Canoe Rental.  However, there will be plenty of snow this weekend for snowshoeing after the blizzard! The Women’s Kayak Club enjoys snowshoeing on Saturday mornings at Heavner Canoe Rental. Please call Jackie Hark at 770-314-8690 for more information.

Winter Wonders

Heavner Nature Connection sponsored “Winter Wonders” with the Portage Yacht Club. Kids and families enjoyed snowshoeing in the Stinchfield Woods, ice fishing on Portage Lake and learned how the French Explorers and Native Americans used snowshoes at the Voyage in Time presentation! You are invited to read about this fun event by clicking on the Dexter Patch link:

Heavner Nature Connection Meeting February 15

You are invited to our next meeting on Tuesday, February 15th beginning at 5:30 P.M. at the visitors center at Indian Springs Metro park. Complimentary snacks and a tour of the facility, including the unique, underwater viewing dome will be the features of the evening . Everyone is welcome! Please bring a smile, your enthusiasm and new ideas to share. Indian Springs is located at 5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48356.

U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes plans to re-introduce the NCLI legislation this year. I invite you to check out his blog at:

Welcome to Heavner Nature Connection! Please come back and visit our site to stay up to date on all of our happenings. Visit our “About Us” pages to get more details on the purpose of our organization, but to be brief, our objective is:

The Nature Connections program is designed to provide all children, regardless of age, a positive outdoor experience. The goal of “No Child Left Inside” is to provide an experience so powerful that it creates a lasting impression and as a result they will continue to explore and enjoy the outdoors during their lifetime.

Here is a list of some of our educational & recreational programs we offer. We can design a special program for your group based on your needs! For more information, please call Chris Wall at 248-390-5334.

Educational programs:

  • Project Learning Tree
  • Voyage in Time
  • Leadership & Team Building Activities
  • Canoe and Kayak Lessons
  • Go Fish
  • Go Bike
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Geo caching
  • Letter boxing
  • Archery

Recreational Programs:

  • Imaginary Canoe Trip
  • Nature Hike-an interpretive walk
  • Blind Canoe Race
  • Farm Center Trips
  • Team Building
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Hay Ride
  • Spiritual Walks
  • Relay Races
  • Birthday Parties
  • Adventure Camps
  • Wolves/Coyotes – Howling in Michigan
  • Parent Workshops (sponsored by Building Blocks Preschool)