Fall stewardship workdays are now scheduled!

You can help us keep our natural areas beautiful! Stewardship work keeps going even as the summer winds to a close. Put these Volunteer Calendar dates on your schedule today. Enjoy our parks and meet great people at volunteer workdays this fall. You’ll be working with stewardship staff to collect native plant seed, monitor our natural areas, and control non-native, invasive plant species.

These opportunities are great for individuals or groups! If you’re hoping to bring a group, just let Ben VanderWeide know in advance so that we can provide enough tools (call 248-651-7810). Volunteers should bring water and gloves, and wear long pants and sturdy shoes suitable for uneven terrain.

Without further ado, here are the dates! You can also find them any time on the Volunteer Calendar.

  • September 6, Paint Creek Heritage Area – Wet Prairie, 9 am – noon
  • September 27, Bear Creek Nature Park, noon – 3 pm
  • October 11, Gallagher Creek Park, 9 am – noon
  • October 25, Lost Lake Nature Park, noon – 3 pm
  • November 8, Charles Ilsley Park, 9 am – noon

A huge thanks to all the volunteers that helped make this summer so successful!

SEMSCC crew, Bear Creek Nature Park, July 2014.
SEMSCC crew, Bear Creek Nature Park, July 2014.
Join us for lots of fun at the next volunteer workday!
If you missed this workday at Lost Lake Nature Park, you’ll have another chance this fall. Join us for lots of fun at the next volunteer workday!

Join us for a volunteer workday to help protect natural areas in our parks!

Join us for a volunteer workday to help protect natural areas in our parks! We might be collecting seed to plant in areas where we have removed invasive species.

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Jonah, Matt, and Alex and the huge pile of garlic mustard they pulled at Paint Creek Heritage Area – Wet Prairie.
Our crew worked hard and got a lot done on Saturday, July 12.
Our crew worked hard and got a lot done on Saturday, July 12 at Bear Creek Nature Park.
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About Ben VanderWeide

I am the Natural Areas Stewardship Manager for Oakland Township Parks and Recreation in southeast Michigan. I have a doctorate in biology (focused on plant ecology) and I am passionate about protecting and managing natural areas.

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