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If you have a large group (more than five people) that is interested in attending a volunteer stewardship event, please contact our Workday Coordinator at least two weeks in advance of the event

Please remember to dress for the weather and wear shoes suitable for uneven terrain and working off-trail. Please wear long pants, closed-toed shoes, a mask, and leather work gloves. All minors should be accompanied by a guardian. 


November​


Stewardship Workday

Saturday, November 14

Bird Hills Nature Area

9 a.m. to noon

Bird Hills gives us the opportunity to view many different kinds of wildlife, including reptiles, amphibians, and tons of fascinating birds. Numerous types of key tree species can also be found in the area's mesic and wet forests, including Washtenaw County's largest Sugar Maple! Come help us make room for more native plants as we cut invasive shrubs. Pre-registration through Rec-1 is required as space is limited. Participants must wear a mask and maintain a 6-ft distance from others at all times. Please wear long pants, closed-toed shoes, and leather work gloves. All minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools and know-how provided. Meeting location will be provided after registration. ​Register here.


Stewardship Workday

Saturday, November 14

Sunset Brooks Nature Area

1 to 4 p.m. 

Though it be but a small park, the neighborhood love for Sunset Brooks is fierce! Once saved from development by the hard work of surrounding neighbors, this small park has a number of charming features that make it a worthwhile place to protect. Join us and discover something new to love about Sunset Brooks while helping us remove invasive shrubs! Pre-registration through Rec-1 is required as space is limited. Participants must wear a mask and maintain a 6-ft distance from others at all times. Please wear long pants, closed-toed shoes, and leather work gloves. All minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools and know-how provided. Meeting location will be provided after registration. Register here.


Stewardship Workday

Sunday, November 15

Foxfire West Nature Area

1 to 4 p.m.

A tucked away neighborhood gem, Foxfire West is a great new park to discover for the first time, or enjoy again and again! Join us to protect this park from aggressive invasive shrubs. Pre-registration through Rec-1 is required as space is limited. Participants must wear a mask and maintain a 6-ft distance from others at all times. Please wear long pants, closed-toed shoes, and leather work gloves. All minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools and know-how provided. Meeting location will be provided after registration. Register here.

 

Stewardship WorkdayFamily Volunteer Day

Sunday, November 22

Kuebler Langford Nature Area

1 to 4 p.m.

Join us and spend time with your family! Family Volunteer Day is a global day of service that celebrates the power of families who work together to support their communities and neighborhoods. Powered by generationOn, the youth division of Points of Light, and sponsored by The Walt Disney Company, it's a great way to be inspired by the power of helping others. It's an amazing day to bring your family together to make your mark on the world. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity! Pre-registration through Rec-1 is required as space is limited. Participants must wear a mask and maintain a 6-ft distance from others at all times. Please wear long pants, closed-toed shoes, and leather work gloves. All minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools and know-how provided. Meeting location will be provided after registration. ​Register here.


December

Stewardship WorkdayWorld Soil Day

Saturday, December 5

Furstenberg Nature Area

1 to 4 p.m.

World Soil Day celebrates one of our most important resources to protect: soil! A wonderful place to experience the soothing hum of the Huron River and a refreshing walk to boot, Furstenberg is a park that has it all. Help us remove invasive shrubs from the sedge meadow to keep the riverside breeze flowing freely! Pre-registration through Rec-1 is required as space is limited. Participants must wear a mask and maintain a 6-ft distance from others at all times. Please wear long pants, closed-toed shoes, and leather work gloves. All minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools and know-how provided. Meeting location will be provided after registration. Register here.


Stewardship Workday

Sunday, December 6

Oakwoods Nature Area

1 to 4 p.m.

Come check out the newest addition to Oakwoods! This aptly named woodland needs your help to remove unchecked invasive shrubs and stop them from taking over.  Pre-registration through Rec-1 is required as space is limited. Participants must wear a mask and maintain a 6-ft distance from others at all times. Please wear long pants, closed-toed shoes, and leather work gloves. All minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools and know-how provided. Meeting location will be provided after registration. Register here​.​​


Stewards' Circle
Tuesday, December 8
Virtual - via Zoom
7:30 to 8:30 a.m.

Are you interested in learning more about how to care for our natural areas? Then join the Stewardship Network's Huron Arbor cluster for an informal discussion on a monthly topic with volunteer and professional land stewards, plus others interested in nature. Free! Click here to join the meeting in Zoom. 


For more information about what each of these events may require, please read more about volunteering with NAP here.​​

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Contact Information
3875 E. Huron River Drive​
734.794.6627
David Borneman, Deputy Manager - Volunteerism and Natural Area Preservation​

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NAP welcomes groups! We can schedule them to work at one of our public stewardship workdays, or depending on the group’s size and needs, we may schedule a special event. If you are interested in setting up a volunteer workday at a city natural area, please fill out our group form to get started!