Volunteers are needed to cut invasive, non-native shrubs, like Japanese barberry and honeysuckle, from high-quality forested dunes and prairies. This activity is a great way to enjoy time outdoors in the winter while restoring unique ecosystems and learning more about them.
Workday dates, locations (counties) and times include:
- Saturday, Feb. 7: Yankee Springs Recreation Area (Barry) 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
- Saturday, Feb. 7: Waterloo Recreation Area (Jackson), 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
- Sunday, Feb. 8: Highland Recreation Area (Oakland), 1-4 p.m.
- Saturday, Feb. 14: Muskegon State Park (Muskegon), 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
- Saturday, Feb. 14: Highland Recreation Area (Oakland), 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
- Saturday, Feb. 14: Bald Mountain Recreation Area (Oakland), 9 a.m.-noon
- Sunday, Feb. 15: Pinckney Recreation Area (Washtenaw), 1-4 p.m.
- Saturday, Feb. 21: Ionia State Recreation Area (Ionia), 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.
- Saturday, Feb. 21: Belle Isle Park (Wayne), 9 a.m.-noon
- Sunday, Feb. 22: Saugatuck Dunes State Park (Allegan), 1-4 p.m.
- Sunday, Feb. 22: Brighton Recreation Area (Livingston), 1-4 p.m.
- Saturday, Feb. 28: Fort Custer Recreation Area (Kalamazoo), 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
- Saturday, Feb. 28: Island Lake Recreation Area (Livingston), 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
www.michigan.gov/dnrvolunteers and click the link Calendar of Volunteer Stewardship Workdays.
All volunteers are asked to register using the form available on the DNR website or via email.
Any questions should be directed to Heidi Frei at 517-202-1360 or firstname.lastname@example.org or to Laurel Malvitz-Draper at 517-719-2285 or email@example.com.