Volunteer for Nature!
“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. Check out our 2019 calendar of events for more details.
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.
- Saturday, March 14th – 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Draper-Houston Meadows Preserve
Help prepare this landscape for spring by removing invasive shrubs in the grasslands and woodland edges. Meet at the preserve entrance on Mooreville Road in Milan.
- Sunday, April 5th – 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Fox Science Preserve
Explore an old gravel pit while removing autumn olive from the landscape with hand tools. Meet at the preserve entrance on Peters Road, located between Dexter and Ann Arbor.
- Saturday, April 11th – 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Baker Woods Preserve
Volunteer to remove spring invasive plants such as dames rocket and garlic mustard. Meet at the preserve entrance on Trinkle Road, east of Chelsea.
- Saturday, May 9th – 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
County Farm Park (Medford Pavilion)
Volunteer to remove spring invasive plants while enjoying the display of trilliums. Meet at the Medford Pavilion off of Medford Road in Ann Arbor.
For more information contact:
(734) 971 - 6337 x 334