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  1. 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
  5. 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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    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. GPS coordinates: 42.33298, -84.10672
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    Your help is needed to gather seed from native forbs and grasses! This is a great activity for families, students and others to learn about native species while taking part in the restoration process! All collected seed will be used in our on-going restoration efforts. No experience in plant identification or collection is necessary to enjoy this fun event! Meet at the park headquarters and we will caravan to the work location. GPS coordinates: 42.324901, -85.351755
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    Take part in the largest native prairie restoration in the state by helping collect local seed from wild forbs and grasses! We will collect native wildflower and grass seeds for restoration plantings. No experience in plant identification is required. Meet at the park headquarters and we will caravan to the work location. Please dress to be in an open prairie area, long pants and long sleeves are recommended. GPS coordinates: 42.324901, -85.351755
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    Join us for a fun native wildflower seed collection workday. It’s been several years since we collected seed at Meet at the Silo Field Trial Area parking lot on Livingston Road, between Pettibone Lake and Beaumont Roads. GPS coordinates: 42.638344, -83.595671
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    Help us restore lakeplain prairies and oak openings by removing invasive shrubs. We will cut and stack these plants that threaten to take over in these globally rare ecosystems. Meet at the small parking lot on the east side of Marsh Road, just south of Swartout Road (on the park’s west side). From the park headquarters on M-29, drive north, turn left onto Roberts Road, then turn left when Roberts Road dead ends at Marsh Road. GPS coordinates: 42.65924, -82.54635
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    Help protect the forest system of this beautiful lakeside park. We’ll cut some young black locust resprouts before moving through the nearby dunes. Once our locust cut is complete, we’ll have a nice hike along the trail and dunes while searching for small multiflora rose, privet, Japanese barberry and other enemies of native ecosystems. Meet at the organizational campground parking area on Floral Lane. From there we will caravan to the worksite. Please arrive on time. Degree of difficulty: Low. GPS coordinates: 41.921620, -86.578874.
  14. Volunteer Stewardship Workday - Belle Isle Park

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    Our autumn stewardship Saturday project will include cutting invasive, non-native shrubs and stump treating them with herbicide to restore this special wet mesic flatwoods. Join us! Spotting invasive shrubs, which stay green longer than our natives, is easy this time of year so we can do a thorough job! 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
  15. Stewardship Workday - Bluffs Nature Area

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    Tucked away within Bluffs’ 39 acres is an open field filled with native prairie species. Come out and help us preserve this beautiful habitat by removing invasive shrubs, such as buckthorn and honeysuckle, which are encroaching on the prairie. Meet at the entrance on Sunset Road near Wildt Street. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Every participant must present a completed release form, and all minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided. https://www.stewardshipnetwork.org/stewardship-workday-57
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    Help us collect native wildflower and grass seeds that will be replanted throughout the park! This is a great activity for the family to enjoy the outdoors. No experience is necessary and instruction on plant identification will be provided. Meet at the Whitford Lake parking area and we’ll take a short walk to our plant propagation area. Please dress to be in an open prairie area and be sure to bring along some water. GPS coordinates: 42°18'40.7"N 85°21'37.9"W.
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    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.
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    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
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    Let’s keep invasive shrubs out of our beautiful dunes by removing pesky Japanese barberry and other unwanted plants like privet and autumn olive from the forest! Volunteers will learn to identify these unwanted shrubs and will join in the effort to restore our native forest type by cutting and removing them. Please meet on time at the trailhead near the entrance to the Felt Mansion. We’ll hike about a mile to the work location along the South Trail. GPS coordinates: 42.69606, -86.19442.
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    Glossy buckthorn, a non-native wetland invader, doesn’t stand a chance to take over if we keep removing it from this fen. Please join us in this effort! 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, but not necessary. Rubber boots are available to borrow, upon request. Old boots that you don’t mind getting muddy will work too.
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    Help keep our critical dunes free of invasive plants! Volunteers will help remove common privet, Japanese barberry, non-native honeysuckle and other misfit plants from the nature trail before they spread to the high dunes. No experience is necessary and volunteers will be trained to identify target species. Meet at the picnic area south of the campground. Travel past the park headquarters towards the campground; the picnic area will be on the left. Please arrive on time as we will be hiking to the work location. GPS coordinates: 41.907001, -86.591755.
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    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.
  23. Belle Isle Park Volunteer Stewardship Workday

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    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
  24. DNR Volunteer Stewardship Workday

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    http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10366_10871-162412--,00.html We’re on a mission to search and remove garlic mustard! Help search for isolated populations of garlic mustard in the campground before they have a chance to hitchhike along the trails and into our natural areas! Work will involve scouting and removal by hand pulling located populations. Meet at the Winter Sports Complex along Scenic Drive. Please arrive on time as we will begin hiking from the meeting location to search for plants by 1:15. Meeting location: 43.233385, -86.330942.
  25. DNR Volunteer Stewardship Workday

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    http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10366_10871-162412--,00.html Help us remove non-native garlic mustard from the woodlands near Hankerd Road. This is a great activity for the whole family! Meet us at the Halfmoon Lake parking lot off Hankerd Road. GPS coordinates: 42.414,-83.9955 From North Territorial Road, take Hankerd Road north until you see the parking lot on the left.