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NAP Controlled Burn Program Meeting & Training to Take Place in February

Archived News Release: January 19, 2024 - ​City of Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation (NAP) works to protect and restore Ann Arbor's natural areas and to foster an environmental ethic within the community. 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. NAP is sharing community volunteer events planned for February 2024.

To attend an event, participants are encouraged to preregister using VolunteerHub at; registration links to each event in VolunteerHub are also provided with each description.

Public Meeting: Controlled Burn Program

Tuesday, Feb. 13

7–8:30 p.m.

NAP Office, 3875 E. Huron River Drive

Fire is used as a restoration tool in many of Ann Arbor's natural areas. This meeting will be a discussion about NAP's Controlled Ecological Burn Program ( Ask questions and learn more about the benefits of effectively and safely using fire as a restoration tool.

All persons are encouraged to participate in public meetings. Accommodations, including sign language interpreters, may be arranged by contacting the Ann Arbor City Clerk's office at 734.794.6140; via email to: [email protected]; or by written request addressed and mailed or delivered to: Ann Arbor City Clerk's Office, 301 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Requests made with less than two business days' notice may not be able to be accommodated.

Control​​led Burn Crew Training

Friday, Feb. 16


Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard Road

Become a part of the NAP Volunteer Burn Crew! This is the required training session for anyone interested in assisting with NAP's controlled burns. Burns typically take place Monday through Friday between noon and 7 p.m. Preregistration through VolunteerHub at is required by Feb. 15. For more information, call 734.794.6627 or email [email protected]. A portion of this training will be outdoors — regardless of the weather! Please come prepared with appropriate outerwear. ​

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