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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Please come out a​nd join us for one of these free events!  NAP is closely monitoring recommendations from city and other health officials, and adapting workday protocols accordingly.  ​​

​Pre-registration through VolunteerHub is encouraged for workdays, so we can be as prepared as possible. Links to to register are in each event listed below, or go directly to our VolunteerHub page here: http://vhub.at/nap


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

Please remember to dress f​or the weather and wear shoes suitable for uneven terrain and working off-trail. Please wear long pants and closed-toed shoes and bring a water bottle and work gloves.  All minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools and know-how provided. Please stay home if you're feeling ill.


December 2022

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Stewardship Workday
Hannah Nature Area
Saturday, December 10
1 to 4 p.m.

Due to its compact size, Hannah Nature Area is an opportunity to observe the process of ecological restoration. Used as a dumping ground in the past, this quaint park allows nature to exist in an otherwise suburban setting. Support an enthusiastic group of neighborhood volunteers to cut and remove invasive species. Meet at the west end of Bath Street, west of 7th (between Miller and Huron) (map: tinyurl.com/HannahBathStreet).

Pre-registration through VolunteerHub is encouraged. NAP continues to monitor recommendations from health officials; please stay home if you are feeling ill. Volunteers registered for events will be notified in advance of any changes to the workday. Please wear long pants and closed-toed shoes, and wear socks that close the gap between shoes and pants. Bring a water bottle and leather gloves if you have them. All minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools and know-how provided. Register at tinyurl.com/Hannah121022

 

Stewardship Workday
Braun Nature Area
Sunday, December 11
1 to 4 p.m.

Wetland plants thrive along Malletts Creek as it runs through Braun Nature Area. Invasives such as honeysuckle are threatening the biodiversity in the park. Join NAP to cut and remove invasive species, allowing the native plants to flourish. Meet at the entrance to the park off Chalmers Rd (map: tinyurl.com/BraunChalmers).

Pre-registration through VolunteerHub is encouraged. NAP continues to monitor recommendations from health officials; please stay home if you are feeling ill. Volunteers registered for events will be notified in advance of any changes to the workday. Please wear long pants and closed-toed shoes, and wear socks that close the gap between shoes and pants. Bring a water bottle and leather gloves if you have them. All minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools and know-how provided. Register at tinyurl.com/Braun121122

 

Winter Nature Walk
Saturday, December 31
Black Pond Woods Nature Area
1 to 2 p.m.

Carved by receding glaciers, Black Pond is named for a small, vernal pond. Its dark brown water is colored by tannins and humic acids from decomposing leaf litter. Since there are no incoming springs or streams, the water in the pond is collected entirely from rainfall that drains into the basin. Join NAP and the Ann Arbor District Library for a crisp winter walk to learn about the nature area's three distinctive habitat types. And leave a little time in your schedule to visit the raptors at the adjacent Leslie Science and Nature Center! Meet at the Leslie Science & Nature Center parking lot (1831 Traver Road) (map: https://tinyurl.com/BlackPondLSNC). Make sure to dress for the weather (walks happen rain or shine) and bring a water bottle. Nature walks are a collaboration between the Ann Arbor District Library and Natural Area Preservation and take place once a month. Some of AADL's Science Tools will be available for use during the walk!

Registration is strongly encouraged so NAP can accommodate everyone! Register at tinyurl.com/BPWWalk123122.


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


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​​​​Natural Area Preservation
Office:
3875 E. Huron River Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734.794.6627

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Remy Long​
  Deputy Manager
Tina Stephens
  Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator
Becky Hand
  Stewardship Specialist
Michael Hahn
  Stewardship Specialist

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!​

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