Stewardship Workday at Barton Nature Area

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Natural Area Preservation

Spring(masked) pulling
Pulling invasives in the spring

Did you know that Ann Arbor has a functioning hydroelectric dam in the city? It’s located at
Barton Nature Area off of W. Huron River Drive - come check it out as we remove invasive plants from
the park. Next to the dam lies an 82-acre park with woodlands, wetlands, and prairies all battling
aggressive non-native plants. Help us remove these plants so native wildlife can re-establish! Preregistration through Rec-1 is required. Space is limited. Participants must wear a mask
and maintain a 6-ft distance from others at all times. Please wear long pants, closed-toed shoes, and
gardening gloves. All minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Compost bags and know-how
provided. Meeting location will be provided after registration.

Learn more about how to register here:

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About Natural Area Preservation


City of Ann Arbor Parks, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, US

Mission Statement

Natural Area Preservation (NAP) works to protect and restore Ann Arbor'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. These tasks are performed by both staff and volunteers.


One third of NAP's field work is done by volunteers, so community involvement is vital to the success of its conservation efforts. NAP projects take volunteers well beyond the realm of litter clean-up into broader areas of concern, such as maintaining biodiversity and restoring damaged ecosystems. Through the combination of hands-on involvement and scientific understanding, NAP hopes to encourage and support a connection between individual volunteers and their surrounding natural environment. By sharing this experience with friends and neighbors, volunteers play a crucial role in fostering an environmental ethic in the community.

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Sun Aug 02, 2020
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM  


1010 W Huron River DriveANN ARBOR, MI 48103



  • Habitat Restoration
  • Gardening


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • 3 hours
  • Must pre-register. Space is limited. Please wear a mask and maintain a 6 foot distance from all others at all times. Please wear long pants, closed-toe shoes and gardening gloves.

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