Volunteer for Nature with Stewardship Saturdays!

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Everyone was really friendly and I learned a lot more about specific invasive species and other techniques for getting rid of them.”

Join us the second Saturday of the month to help the environment, be active, and explore. Stewardship Saturdays are open to the public and no prior experience is necessary. If you would like to bring a group of more than five, please let us know ahead of time so we can accommodate with appropriate staff and tools. 

The work varies from season to season, but the goal is usually to remove non-native plants that are threatening the landscape. We will hand pull garlic mustard, dames rocket, and spotted knapweed in the spring and summer and use hand tools to cut down autumn olive and buckthorn in the fall and winter. Join us to learn about native and non-native plant identification, local ecosystems, and best practices for invasive plant management.

For all events, please dress for the weather and be prepared for working off-trail by wearing durable pants and closed-toe shoes. We will provide gloves, tools, and instruction. In case of inclement weather, check our Facebook page for updates or cancellation.

Upcoming events:

STEWARDSHIP SATURDAY & NATURE WALK                                                                                                        Saturday, March 13th 1:00 - 4:00 pm                                                                                                                  Independence Lake County Park

Join us the second Saturday of every month to help the environment and explore new places. Learn about invasive species and the best ways to remove them, while helping improve and explore prairies and surrounding woodlands. Social distancing and face coverings are required. Led by Stewardship Coordinator Katie Carlisle and Parks Naturalist Shawn Severance. Space is limited to 10 volunteers, email [email protected] to register.


Workdays are currently limited to 10 volunteers. To register or for more information contact:
Katie Carlisle
(734) 971 - 6337 x 334
[email protected]