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Found 66 results

  1. Highland Recreation Area Volunteer Work Day

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    We will likely be pulling garlic mustard. Plants may be small but they should still be visible. Meet at the bike trailhead parking lot on the north side of Livingston Road between Duck Lake and Waterbury Roads. Map/GPS coordinates: 42.639536, -83.576926 More Info: http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10366_10871-162412--,00.html
  2. Waterloo Recreation Area Volunteer Work Day

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    Help us remove oriental bittersweet and invasive shrubs from the higher quality areas of McClure woods. We need to remove scattered outlier invasives and patches of bittersweet to keep them from taking over and crowding out our native plants. Please arrive on time so we can get a prompt start and cover a lot of ground. Meet at the park headquarters at 16345 McClure Road in Chelsea. Map/GPS coordinates: 42.33298, -84.10672 More Info: http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10366_10871-162412--,00.html
  3. Belle Isle Park Volunteer Work Day

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    Join us for stewardship Saturdays. Our winter project will focus on cutting invasive shrubs, especially glossy and common buckthorn and honeysuckle, to restore the wet mesic flatwoods on the island. Meet on Vista Drive at the parking area across from the athletic fields and building. Map/GPS coordinates: 42.340013, -82.979474 More Info: http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10366_10871-162412--,00.html
  4. Pinckney Recreation Area Volunteer Work Day

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    Come out and help remove invasive black locust and other shrubs that don't belong in this dry sand prairie and oak barrens, making room for neat native plants. Meet at the Halfmoon Lake entrance to help out. From North Territorial Road, take Hankerd Road north until you see the entrance on the left. Map/GPS coordinates: 42.4140822,-83.9927 Don’t forget daylight saving time starts today; set your clocks an hour ahead or you could be an hour late to the workday!
  5. Bald Mountain Recreation Area Volunteer Work Day

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    Glossy buckthorn and other invasive, non-native shrubs, continue to slowly move into the Graham Lake Fen area. Let’s stop them in their tracks and protect this rare type of wetland. Meet at the East Graham Boat Launch parking lot on the north side of Predmore Road in the park’s North Unit. Map/GPS coordinates: 42.786267, -83.190904 ***Waterproof boots, either knee-high rubber boots or hip waders, are recommended for this site. Knee-high rubber boots are available to borrow, upon request (please specify size). Availability is limited; first come, first served.
  6. Highland Recreation Area Volunteer Work Day

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    Stop oriental bittersweet and several invasive shrub species from invading this beautiful natural area. We will work in a few thicker areas to slow the spread of these plants farther into Haven Hill Natural Area. Meet at the bike trailhead parking lot on the north side of Livingston Road between Duck Lake and Waterbury Roads. Map/GPS coordinates: 42.639536, -83.576926
  7. Island Lake Recreation Area Volunteer Work Day

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    Help remove autumn olive and other invasive shrubs from the Meadow unit. We need your help to restore these prairies and adjacent woodlands! This work will give native flora and fauna a fighting chance. Meet at the Meadow Picnic Area parking lot. Map/GPS coordinates: 42.5043,-83.7020
  8. Highland Recreation Area Volunteer Work Day

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    Join us in removing invasive shrubs and vines from a high quality natural area! We’ll be removing a smorgasbord of invasive species and we need your help. Meet at the bike trailhead parking lot on the north side of Livingston Road between Duck Lake and Waterbury Roads. Map/GPS coordinates: 42.639536, -83.576926 More Info: http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10366_10871-162412--,00.html
  9. Van Buren State Park Volunteer Work Day

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    Come help us remove Japanese barberry that has invaded this high-quality portion of the dunes! We’ll take a beautiful walk along the trails in the forest searching for invasive plants… while keeping our eyes open for signs of hemlock woolly adelgid! No experience is necessary! Meet at the park headquarters and we will caravan or walk to the work site. GPS coordinates: 42.337038, -86.301764. More Info: http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10366_10871-162412--,00.html
  10. Waterloo Recreation Area Volunteer Work Day

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    We will be searching for oriental bittersweet and invasive shrubs in the higher quality areas of McClure woods. Help us cut scattered, outlier invasives to keep them from taking over; the native flora and fauna will thank us. Please arrive on time so we can get a prompt start and cover a lot of ground. Meet at the park headquarters at 16345 McClure Road in Chelsea. Map/GPS coordinates: 42.33298, -84.10672 More Info: http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10366_10871-162412--,00.html
  11. Grand Mere State Park Volunteer Work Day

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    Join us for a morning removing Japanese barberry and other invasive woody shrubs from some lesser traveled portions of Grand Mere State Park! No experience is necessary as many of these plants stand out from our native understory species and are easy to identify in the winter. Meet at the small parking area at the end of Willow Dr. Please arrive on time as we’ll caravan/carpool to the work location (limited parking). GPS coordinates: 41.985645, -86.553083. More Info: http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10366_10871-162412--,00.html
  12. Belle Isle Park Volunteer Work Day

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    Join us for stewardship Saturdays. Our winter project will focus on cutting invasive shrubs, especially glossy and common buckthorn and honeysuckle, to restore the wet mesic flatwoods on the island. Meet on Vista Drive at the parking area across from the athletic fields and building. Map/GPS coordinates: 42.340013, -82.979474 More Info: http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10366_10871-162412--,00.html
  13. Pinckney Recreation Area Volunteer Work Day

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    Thickets of black locust and other invasive shrubs don’t belong in this sand prairie and oak barrens ecosystem. Help remove them and make room for some neat, native plants. Meet at the Halfmoon Lake entrance to help out. From North Territorial Road, take Hankerd Road north until you see the entrance on the left. Map/GPS coordinates: 42.4140822,-83.9927 More Info: http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10366_10871-162412--,00.html
  14. Bald Mountain Recreation Area Volunteer Work Day

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    The Graham Lake Fen Complex needs your help. Come cut and pile glossy buckthorn and other shrubs that threaten this unique ecosystem. Meet at the East Graham Boat Launch parking lot on the north side of Predmore Road in the park’s North Unit. Map/GPS coordinates: 42.786267, -83.190904 ***Waterproof boots, either knee-high rubber boots or hip waders, are recommended for this site. Knee-high rubber boots are available to borrow, upon request (please specify size). Availability is limited; first come, first served. More Info: http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10366_10871-162412--,00.html
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    Join us at Fort Custer for this Super Invasive Bowl matchup of stewards vs. black locust! Volunteer stewards will win the battle against these small, pesky invaders that threaten to take over our prairie systems. We’ll be working in one of the open restored areas along the drive to Whitford Lake so please dress accordingly as it could be windy! In the event of deep snow, snow shoes might be helpful but not necessary. Please meet at the park headquarters and we will caravan to the work site. GPS coordinates: 42.324901, -85.351755. More Info: http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10366_10871-162412--,00.html
  16. Island Lake Recreation Area Volunteer Work Day

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    Assist us in clearing out invasive shrubs that could take over neat prairie remnants and crowd out native plants. We will try to cover a lot of ground over the winter, so please come prepared to hike a distance. Meet at the Riverbend Picnic Area parking lot. Map/GPS coordinates: 42.504968, -83.709577 More Info: http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10366_10871-162412--,00.html
  17. P.J. Hoffmaster State Park Volunteer Work Day

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    Hardy hikers wanted! Enjoy a nice winter day in the woods and help us search for unwanted rogue shrubs like Japanese barberry! We’ll be going off trail to find small invasive plant populations before they turn into a big problem! Meet at the entrance to the campground. Comfortable hiking boots are recommended as we plan on hiking both on and off trail. GPS coordinates: 43.137401, -86.269805. More Info: http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10366_10871-162412--,00.html
  18. Waterloo Recreation Area Volunteer Work Day

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    We will remove invasive glossy buckthorn and others to restore this fen wetland; join in the fun! Our efforts will give the native, sun-loving prairie plants more room to grow and keep glossy buckthorn from invading. We'll be trekking deep into the fen so bring your sense of adventure. Meet at the small parking lot on the southeast corner of Glenn and Mt. Hope Roads. Map/GPS coordinates: 42.3123,-84.2093 ***Waterproof boots, either knee-high rubber boots or hip waders, are recommended for this site. Rubber boots are available to borrow, upon request; first come first served (please specify size). More Info: http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10366_10871-162412--,00.html
  19. Volunteer Stewardship Workday - Belle Isle Park

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    Our last stewardship Saturday of the year will be cutting invasive, non-native shrubs and stump treating them with herbicide to restore this special wet mesic flatwoods. Spotting invasive shrubs, which stay green longer than our natives, is easier this time of year so we can do a thorough job. Join us for our last stewardship Saturday of 2017! Meet on Woodside Drive at the trailhead parking area just north of the canal bridge on the left. From The Strand, pass the athletic fields and Vista Drive then turn left at the next road (there is a brick bathroom building at the corner). GPS coordinates: 42.340386, -82.968116
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    Help keep our Meadow Unit prairie remnants and adjacent oak woodlands beautiful and full of native plants. Join us as we cut and herbicide invasive shrubs like autumn olive, honeysuckle and buckthorn. We’ll focus on cutting the shrubs that are starting to encroach into the prairies and hope that the rest were set back by our prescribed fire in the spring. Meet at the Riverbend Picnic Area parking lot. GPS coordinates: 42.504968, -83.709577
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    The Graham Lake Fen Complex needs our help. Come cut glossy buckthorn and other invasive shrubs that threaten this unique ecosystem. Meet at the East Graham Boat Launch parking lot on the north side of Predmore Road in the park’s North Unit. GPS coordinates: 42.786267, -83.190904 ***Waterproof boots, either knee-high rubber boots or hip waders, are recommended for this site. Rubber boots are available to borrow, upon request; first come first served (please specify size).
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    Help us remove invasive shrubs from this neat prairie and oak barrens. We will be cutting small autumn olive and any other shrubs that don’t belong. Help us protect this site and the cool native plants that live here! Meet at the Halfmoon Lake entrance to help out. From North Territorial Road, take Hankerd Road north until you see the entrance on the left. GPS coordinates: 42.4140822,-83.9927
  23. Volunteer Stewardship Workday - Belle Isle Park

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    Join us for an extra stewardship Saturday! We are hoping this workday will fall in the window when the invasive, non-native shrubs we want to get rid of are still green and the native trees and shrubs have already changed colors. This makes spotting our targets a lot easier and we can thoroughly cover larger areas! Removing these shrubs and herbiciding their stumps will help us restore the wet mesic flatwoods on the island. Meet on Woodside Drive at the trailhead parking area just north of the canal bridge on the left. From The Strand, pass the athletic fields and Vista Drive then turn left at the next road (there is a brick bathroom building at the corner). GPS coordinates: 42.340386, -82.968116
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    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 Barn Field Trial Area parking lot on the north side of Cooley Lake Road between Duck Lake and Beaumont Roads. GPS coordinates: 42.6105,-83.5857
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    Help collect seed from some of the later-blooming wildflowers like asters and goldenrods. Meet at the Dodge picnic area (approx. 15 minutes from the park entrance on Kensington Road) and hike about a half mile to get to the wildflower seed collection site. GPS coordinates: 42.50635,-83.7379
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