Stewardship Workday at Ruthven Nature Area-National Honey Bee Day

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Natural Area Preservation

Spring(masked) pulling
Pulling invasives in the spring

Today is National Honey Bee Day! As honey bees travel from flower to flower, they collect
pollen to bring back to the nest. While traveling, some of the collected pollen rubs off onto different
flowers, making honey bees effective pollinators. Ruthven Nature Area provides habitat for honey bees
and native bees in our city- help us make this habitat better for the bees by removing invasive plants. To
learn more about this holiday, visit Pre-registration 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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Sat Aug 15, 2020
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM  


100 Huron ParkwayANN ARBOR, MI 48104



  • 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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