The Mason-Lake Conservation District, Manistee Conservation District, and the Forestry Assistance Program (FAP) will be hosting a chainsaw safety workshop in Ludington on Saturday, 12 March. 

The workshop will be taught by Chuck Oslund, retired firefighter and surveyor for the U.S. Forest Service.  Chuck has more than 25 years of professional chainsaw experience so therefore has much knowledge to share!  The workshop will be from 8:00 to ~5:00, which includes a 1/2 hour lunch.  We will meet at the Pere Marquette Township Hall in Ludington at 8:00am, where there will be several hours of discussion and presentation by Chuck pertaining to important safety considerations when operating a chainsaw.  After the presentations and lunch, we will travel to a nearby property managed by Mason-Lake Conservation District, where Chuck will demonstrate how to properly take down a tree with a chainsaw.  You will not take down your own tree during this one day workshop, but you will learn a great deal of valuable information that you can take home with you when operating your own chainsaw.  You may attend the indoor component, the outdoor component, or both!  If you attend the outdoor component, please bring your own hard hat and safety glasses.  

THIS WORKSHOP IS FREE, INCLUDING THE LUNCH.  PLEASE RSVP BEFORE FEBRUARY 26TH, 2016, AS SPACE WILL BE LIMITED.  To register, please contact Dani McGarry at the Mason-Lake Conservation District (Office Phone 231-757-3708; Email, or Josh Shields, FAP Forester with Manistee and Mason-Lake Conservation Districts (Mobile Phone 989-220-9236; Email

Saturday, March 12, 2016
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Pere Marquette Township Hall, Ludington, MI
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