Observe National Day of Service and Remembrance Sept. 10 with NAP

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August 28, 2017 - ​The Ann Arbor community is invited to volunteer during the National Day of Service and Remembrance to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Natural Area Preservation (NAP) is organizing the volunteer event, which will bring the community together to improve wildlife habitat in Mary Beth Doyle Park on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, 1–4 p.m. Volunteers will participate in natural area stewardship, joining hundreds of thousands of citizens across the country in recognizing this American tradition of service. 

Mary Beth Doyle Park's 81 acres include a nature area, disc golf course, playground and a storm water retention pond that are enjoyed by many in our community. Volunteers will meet at the parking lot off of Packard Road, across from Easy Street. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. NAP will provide tools, work gloves, snacks and know-how. This event is suitable for all ages, but all minors are required to have a waiver form signed by an adult in order to participate.

Sept. 11 was designated a national day of service by Congress in 2009. This year, many service opportunities will be held on the weekend leading up to Sept. 11 as well. The Corporation for National and Community Service leads the annual event, working with and hundreds of business, nonprofit groups, faith-based organizations, and schools nationwide. 

City of Ann Arbor NAP works to protect and restore the city'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. Both staff and volunteers perform these tasks. For more information about NAP, visit

The Corporation for National and Community Service is the federal agency for service and civic engagement. The agency engages millions of Americans in citizen service through its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps and Volunteer Generation Fund programs, and leads the nation's volunteering and service efforts. For more information, visit

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