Welcome to Pierce Cedar Creek Institute

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March Pickups

Enjoy St. Patrick's Day themed meals such as Irish Beef Stew, Corned Beef, or a St. Patrick's Day Velvet Cake! Pickup up at PCCI Noon-2 pm or at Anne's Health Food during normal business hours.

Order by 2/22 for pick-up 3/1. Order by 3/7 for pick up 3/15. Order by 3/14 for pick up 3/22. Order by 3/21 for pick up on 3/29. Click here to Order.

2024 Holiday Gift Show Vendor Application

The 2024 Holiday Gift Show is Sunday, November 10 from 11 am - 3 pm.  We are accepting vendor applications until August 31, 2024.

Click here for the application.

 

Native Plant Sale Pre-order Begins April 1!

Pre-order your plants at www.CedarCreekInstitutePlants.com.

Join us at the annual Native Plant Sale on Saturday, June 1, 9 am-Noon to browse our gift shop, purchase additional plants, and consult with our experience staff about gardening recommendations. Plant stock will be subject to availability so we entourage per-ordering to obtain your favorites. FREE Event!

Membership

Of all the many things that matter at Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, members matter most! Without their dedication, participation, and generosity, the Institute would not be what it is today. Nor could it be what it aspires to be in the future!

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Institute Receives National Award

National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) Honors Pierce Cedar Creek Institute with National Conservation Award.

Read more about this special honor here.

Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, for Environmental Education

Set on 850 acres in rural Barry County, Michigan, Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, a mix between an environmental education center, nature center and biological field station, provides visitors opportunities for education, recreation, research and exposure to a blend of diverse habitats including wetlands, forests, marshes, streams, lakes, and prairies.

febFebruary Storybook WalkThe Birdwatchers by Simon JamesMonth Long Event (february)(GMT-05:00)

23feb11:00 am1:00 pmConservation in a Changing World Lecture SeriesCapturing Conservation through Storytelling11:00 am - 1:00 pm(GMT-05:00) Register Now!

24feb6:30 pm8:30 pmA Winter Walk on Candlelight TrailsTake an evening to enjoy the quiet, peaceful sounds and sights of winter under the "Snow Moon".6:30 pm - 8:30 pm(GMT-05:00) Register Now!

marWho Stole the Rose Hips? Mystery Game on the TrailsBe a nature detective and help us solve the mystery of the missing rose hips. Month Long Event (march)(GMT-05:00)

marStorybook Walk: How to Catch a Clover ThiefFollow this funny tale by Elise Parsley about problem-solving and ingenuity to discover who's stealing Roy’s favorite meal from right under his snout? Month Long Event (march)(GMT-05:00)

marWho Stole the Rose Hips? Mystery Game on the TrailsBe a nature detective and help us solve the mystery of the missing rose hips. Month Long Event (march)(GMT-05:00)

marStorybook Walk: How to Catch a Clover ThiefFollow this funny tale by Elise Parsley about problem-solving and ingenuity to discover who's stealing Roy’s favorite meal from right under his snout? Month Long Event (march)(GMT-05:00)

02mar1:30 pm4:00 pmStewardship WorkdayJoin Stewardship Manager Mary Parr for winter land management! 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm(GMT-05:00) Register Now!

10mar11:15 am2:00 pmEaster Brunch and ConcertDiscover the musical talents of local musician Zach Franklin on the keyboard with a mix of light jazz and easy-listening music while enjoying good conversation and food.11:15 am - 2:00 pm(GMT-04:00) Register Now!

12mar6:30 pm8:30 pmVolunteer Orientation TrainingJoin us for an evening of learning about the Institute and available volunteer opportunities. 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm(GMT-04:00) Register Now!

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Environmental Education & Sustainable Land Management Initiatives

The Institute offers environmental education and sustainable land management programs to the community, instructing environmental stewards by communicating the core values of land conservancy, environmental responsibility and the pursuit of knowledge; provides scientific research grants and research partnerships with a consortium of area colleges and universities; and features over nine miles of hiking trails open to the public, free of charge, from dawn to dusk year-round.