Stewardship Saturdays

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Stewardship Saturdays are the second Saturday of every month. Join us to help the environment, meet like-minded people, be active, and explore! For all events, please dress for the weather and be prepared for working off-trail by wearing durable pants and closed-toe shoes. We will provide gloves, tools, and know-how. In case of inclement weather, check our Facebook page for updates

If you would like to bring a group of more than five, please let us know ahead of time so we can accommodate with appropriate staff and tools.

  • January 12 from 2-4 p.m. at Parker Mill Park
  • Winter Restoration and Tree ID
  • Meet at the entrance at 4650 Geddes Road, Ann Arbor.
  • February 9 from 1-3 p.m. at Osborne Mill Preserve
  • Work in the Huron River floodplain
  • Meet at the entrance at 3710 East Delhi Road, Ann Arbor. 
  • March 9 from 1-3 p.m. at Independence Lake Park
  • Protect a native Michigan prairie by removing invasive shrubs
  • Independence Lake is located at 3200 Jennings Road, Whitmore Lake. Please meet us at the northern parking lot (near the Beach Center).
  • In order to waive the entrance fee for Independence Lake, please register by Thursday, March 7. To register, please visit parksonline.ewashtenaw.org (MORE INFORMATION HERE)
  • April 13 from 1-3 p.m. at Miller-Smith Preserve
  • Transition into spring
  • Meet at the entrance at 8560 Dexter-Chelsea Road, Dexter.
  • May 11 from 1-4 p.m. at Scio Woods Preserve
  • Enjoy and improve the spring wildflower display
  • Meet at the entrance at 4000 Scio Church Road, Ann Arbor.
  • June 8 from 1-4 p.m. at Watkins Lake State Park and County Preserve
  • Volunteer following a picnic with the Grand Raisin Cluster of The Stewardship Network.
  • Meet at the park entrance at 14801 Arnold Road, Brooklyn. A State Recreation Pass is required.
  • July 13 from 1-4p.m. at Botsford Preserve
  • Learn to identify and remove Stiltgrass
  • Because of limited parking, meet at the park & ride at Miller Road and M-14 in Ann Arbor. We will carpool or walk to the site from there (about ½ mile).
  • August 10 from 1-4p.m. at County Farm Park
  • Learn native and remove non-native summer wildflowers
  • Meet at the Medford Pavilion off of Manchester Road, which is the west entrance to County Farm Park (NOT Platt Road).
  • September 14 from 1-4 p.m. at Draper-Houston Preserve
  • Combine the Preserve Challenge and stewardship work – be prepared for hiking.
  • Meet at the park entrance at 559 Mooreville Road, Milan.
  • October 12 from 1-4 p.m. at Whitmore Lake Preserve
  • Restoration of an oak-hickory woodland
  • Meet at the park entrance at 1551 Seven Mile Road, Whitmore Lake.
  • November 9 from 1-3 p.m. at Rolling Hills Park
  • Explore and improve Sassafras Woods
  • After entering Rolling Hills (7660 Stony Creek Road, Ypsilanti), follow signs and park at The Lodge.
  • December 14 from 1-3 p.m. at County Farm Park
  • Continued restoration of Britton Woods
  • Meet at the Medford Pavilion off of Manchester Road, which is the west entrance to County Farm Park (NOT Platt Road).

If you have any questions about these volunteer opportunities or volunteering in general, please email Katie Carlisle, Stewardship Coordinator, at carlislec@washtenaw.org or call 734.971.6337 x334.

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