Stewardship Workday at Lakewood Nature Area
Natural Area Preservation
Home to a rich understory of wildflowers, Lakewood Nature Area is truly a springtime gem! Join us to remove invasive species and keep the habitat open for these colorful treasures. Then, after you’ve left the workday, explore Lakewood and its next-door neighbor, Dolph Nature Area.
Pre-registration through Rec1 is required as space is limited. Pre-register here: https://tinyurl.com/Lakewo032121. Participants must wear a mask and maintain a 6-ft distance from others at all times. Please wear long pants, closed-toed shoes, and leather work gloves. All minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools and know-how provided. Meeting location will be provided after registration.
About Natural Area Preservation
City of Ann Arbor Parks, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, US
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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