Natural Area Preservation (NAP) works to protect and restore Ann Arbor’s natural areas and to foster an environmental ethic among its citizens. This involves conducting plant and animal inventories, ecological monitoring, and stewardship projects in Ann Arbor parks. These tasks are performed by both staff and volunteers.
One third of NAP’s field work is done by volunteers, so community involvement is vital to the success of its conservation efforts. NAP projects take volunteers well beyond the realm of litter clean-up into broader areas of concern, such as maintaining biodiversity and restoring damaged ecosystems. Through the combination of hands-on involvement and scientific understanding, NAP hopes to encourage and support a connection between individual volunteers and their surrounding natural environment. By sharing this experience with friends and neighbors, volunteers play a crucial role in fostering an environmental ethic in the community. To learn more, check out the Natural Area Preservation Factsheet (pdf).
May 18, Saturday
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Roll up your sleeves, and show your park some love on Saturday, May 18, at the 2013 Adopt-A-Park Kick-off!
Participate in planting, mulching, general clean up — and, of course, camaraderie and fun. The kick-off event encourages neighbors to partner with one another, and the city, in ongoing efforts to ensure their parks are well cared for, safe and that the park features continue to meet the neighborhood’s needs.
Participating Parks: Allmendinger, Bromley, Burr Oak, Glacier Highlands, Maryfield Wildwood, Redwood, Rose White, Turnberry, Waterworks, and Windemere.
For more information, contact Ann Arbor Adopt-A-Park at 734.794.6627, or Adopt-A-Park@a2gov.org.
ALSO: The same Saturday is the annual Downtown Blooms Event, held at Liberty Plaza and other downtown locations. To participate, contact Nancy at 734.794.6000 extension 43112 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out our events calendar for upcoming hikes, volunteer opportunities, and educational opportunities! Want to learn more about volunteering? You can call us, visit our volunteer page, or email us!
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