Opportunities from: Connect2Community

Volunteer: Pinckney Recreation Area - Invasive Shrub Removal

“Advanced registration is strongly encouraged for groups larger than five.”

“All minors (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or adult group leader”

 

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Pinckney Recreation Area, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This neat sand prairie and oak barrens needs ongoing removal of invasive plants to keep it in good condition! Our spring prescribed burn helped set back many of the invasive shrubs, but let’s go after any that remain! Removing invasive shrubs will allow all of the neat native grasses and wildflowers to thrive. Meet at the Halfmoon Lake parking lot to help out. From North Territorial Road, take Hankerd Road north until you see the entrance on the left. GPS coordinates: 42.416555, -83.998425

Community Partner: MI DNR, Parks and Recreation Division, Stewardship Unit
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 09/24/2017
Community Partner Requirement: >13 years old
Zip Code: 48169
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Sterling State Park - Native Seed Collecting!

“Advanced registration is strongly encouraged for groups larger than five.”

“All minors (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or adult group leader”

 

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Sterling State Park, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Celebrate National Public Lands Day with us! We will likely be collecting native prairie seed from grasses and wildflowers to restore lakeplain prairie. Meet at the park headquarters at 2800 State Park Road, Monroe, MI 48162. GPS coordinates: 41.92390,-83.3455

Community Partner: MI DNR, Parks and Recreation Division, Stewardship Unit
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 09/23/2017
Community Partner Requirement: 1 years old
Zip Code: 48162
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Highland Rec Area, Silo Field Trial Area - Brush Removal Workday

“Advanced registration is strongly encouraged for groups larger than five.”

“All minors (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or adult group leader”

 

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Highland Recreation Area, Silo Field Trial Area, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Join ongoing efforts to restore this area to an open grassland. Volunteers will be hauling and piling brush and stacking fire wood. Meet at the Silo Field Trial Area parking lot off Livingston Road, between Pettibone Lake and Beaumont Roads. GPS coordinates: 42.638344, -83.595671

 

Community Partner: MI DNR, Parks and Recreation Division, Stewardship Unit
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 07/29/2017
Community Partner Requirement: >13 years old
Zip Code: 48383
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Highland Rec Area - Invasive Shrub Removal Workday

“Advanced registration is strongly encouraged for groups larger than five.”

“All minors (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or adult group leader”

  

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Highland Recreation Area, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Join us as we remove invasive shrubs from Haven Hill Natural Area to restore balance to this beautiful and unique woodland. Meet at the bike trailhead parking lot on the north side of Livingston Road between Duck Lake and Waterbury Roads. GPS coordinates: 42.639536, -83.576926   Please arrive early as we may caravan to another parking area closer to the worksite.

 

Community Partner: MI DNR, Parks and Recreation Division, Stewardship Unit
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 07/23/2017
Community Partner Requirement: >13 years old
Zip Code: 48383
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Waterloo Recreation Area - Invasive Shrub Removal Workday

“Advanced registration is strongly encouraged for groups larger than five.”

“All minors (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or adult group leader”

 

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Waterloo Recreation Area, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Join invasive shrub removal efforts to restore this prairie. It’s fun and will give the native, sun-loving prairie plants more room to grow. Our spring prescribed burn helped set back many of the invasive shrubs, but let’s go after any that remain and reclaim the prairie openings! Meet on Waterloo Road just west of M-52. GPS coordinates: 42.34670,-84.04250 ***This site has been known to have ground-nesting, stinging insects; please bring your sting relief kit if you are allergic.

Community Partner: MI DNR, Parks and Recreation Division, Stewardship Unit
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 08/27/2017
Community Partner Requirement: >13 years old
Zip Code: 48118
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Waterloo Recreation Area - Invasive Shrub Removal Workday

“Advanced registration is strongly encouraged for groups larger than five.”

“All minors (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or adult group leader”

 

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Waterloo Recreation Area, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

We will continue to remove invasive shrubs to restore these prairie remnants. Join us for the fun! Our shrub cutting efforts will give the native, sun-loving prairie plants more room to grow. Meet on Waterloo Road just west of M-52. GPS coordinates: 42.34670,-84.04250 ***This site has been known to have ground-nesting, stinging insects; please bring your sting relief kit if you are allergic.

 

Community Partner: MI DNR, Parks and Recreation Division, Stewardship Unit
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 09/10/2017
Community Partner Requirement: >13 years old
Zip Code: 48118
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Highland Rec Area - Invasive Shrub Removal Workday

“Advanced registration is strongly encouraged for groups larger than five.”

“All minors (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or adult group leader”

  

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Highland Recreation Area, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Want to help remove invasive shrubs from a high quality natural area? Then join us! We’ll be cutting in an area within Haven Hill Natural Area to remove scattered shrubs. We want to keep these invasive, non-native shrubs from moving farther into this beautiful woodland. Meet at the bike trailhead parking lot on the north side of Livingston Road between Duck Lake and Waterbury Roads. GPS coordinates: 42.639536, -83.576926  Please arrive early as we may caravan to another parking area closer to the worksite.

 

Community Partner: MI DNR, Parks and Recreation Division, Stewardship Unit
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 08/20/2017
Community Partner Requirement: >13 years old
Zip Code: 48383
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Pinckney Recreation Area - Spotted Knapweed Pull

“Advanced registration is strongly encouraged for groups larger than five.”

“All minors (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or adult group leader”

 

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Pinckney Recreation Area, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Hankerd dry sand prairie and oak barrens is a neat place that needs ongoing removal of invasive plants to keep it in good condition! We may be pulling spotted knapweed, so please wear long pants and long sleeves as some individuals are sensitive to this plant. We may also cut or foliar herbicide small autumn olive shrubs. So, come for a smorgasbord of invasive plant control to maintain this special ecosystem and the neat native plants that grow here! Meet at the Halfmoon Lake parking lot to help out. From North Territorial Road, take Hankerd Road north until you see the entrance on the left. GPS coordinates: 42.416555, -83.998425

 

Community Partner: MI DNR, Parks and Recreation Division, Stewardship Unit
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 08/13/2017
Community Partner Requirement: >13 years old
Zip Code: 48169
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Pinckney Recreation Area - Spotted Knapweed Pull

“Advanced registration is strongly encouraged for groups larger than five.”

“All minors (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or adult group leader”

 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Pinckney Recreation Area, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Help remove invasive plants like spotted knapweed, Japanese hedge parsley, mullein and hoary alyssum from special dry sand prairies and adjacent oak barrens. Help us pull these plants to maintain room for neat native wildflowers. Please wear long pants and long sleeves as some individuals are sensitive to spotted knapweed. Pulling knapweed requires wearing gloves, so if you have a favorite pair of work gloves please bring them. Gloves will also be available to borrow. Meet at the Halfmoon Lake parking lot on Hankerd Road. From North Territorial Road, take Hankerd Road north until you see the parking lot on the left. GPS coordinates: 42.416555, -83.998425

 

Community Partner: MI DNR, Parks and Recreation Division, Stewardship Unit
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 07/16/2017
Community Partner Requirement: >13 years old
Zip Code: 48169
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Belle Isle Park - Invasive Shrub Removal Workday

“Advanced registration is strongly encouraged for groups larger than five.”

“All minors (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or adult group leader”

 

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Belle Isle Park, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Join the DNR and Belle Isle Conservancy for Stewardship Saturdays. Our summer projects will include cutting invasive, non-native shrubs and stump treating them with herbicide to restore the wet mesic flatwoods. We will focus on scattered shrubs throughout the woodland. The site may be wet or muddy so please bring appropriate footwear or wear old shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty Meet at the Belle Isle Nature Center parking lot. GPS coordinates: 42.3471816,-82.964199

 

Community Partner: MI DNR, Parks and Recreation Division, Stewardship Unit
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 09/09/2017
Community Partner Requirement: >13 years old
Zip Code: 48207
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Belle Isle Park - Invasive Shrub Removal Workday

“Advanced registration is strongly encouraged for groups larger than five.”

“All minors (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or adult group leader”

 

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Belle Isle Park, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Join the DNR and Belle Isle Conservancy for stewardship Saturdays. Our summer projects will include cutting invasive, non-native shrubs and stump treating them with herbicide to restore the wet mesic flatwoods. We will focus on scattered shrubs throughout the woodland. The site may be wet or muddy so please bring appropriate footwear or wear old shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Meet on Woodside Drive near Lakeside Drive and Central Avenue. GPS coordinates: 42.3446 -82.9614

 

Community Partner: MI DNR, Parks and Recreation Division, Stewardship Unit
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 08/19/2017
Community Partner Requirement: >13 years old
Zip Code: 48207
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Belle Isle Park - Invasive Shrub Removal Workday

“Advanced registration is strongly encouraged for groups larger than five.”

“All minors (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or adult group leader”

 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Belle Isle Park, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Join the DNR and Belle Isle Conservancy for Stewardship Saturdays. Our summer projects will include cutting invasive, non-native shrubs and stump treating them with herbicide to restore the wet mesic flatwoods. We will work on scattered shrubs throughout the woodland. The site may be wet or muddy so please bring appropriate footwear or wear old shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Meet on Woodside Drive near Lakeside Drive and Central Avenue. GPS coordinates: 42.3446 -82.9614

 

Community Partner: MI DNR, Parks and Recreation Division, Stewardship Unit
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 07/15/2017
Community Partner Requirement: >13 years old
Zip Code: 48207
Allow Groups: Yes