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Stewardship Workday at Miller Nature Area/Make a Difference Day

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Natural Area Preservation

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In Miller Nature Area we see an area with great disturbance history-logging in the 1800s, farming in the early 20 th century, gravel mining after 1950-as well as a more recent history of trash, yard waste, and other dumping. We also see an astonishing recovery-mature oaks and hickory, and thriving native jewelweed-after these disturbances, thanks to the dedication of Park Stewards and other volunteers who committed themselves to making a difference. We will be continuing the recovery efforts on #MakeaDifferenceDay by cutting and removing invasive shrubs. #MDDay Meet us at the Arborview Blvd. entrance, just east of Wildwood Ave. Pre-registration through VolunteerHub is encouraged; please stay home if you are feeling ill. NAP continues to monitor recommendations from health officials, volunteers registered for events will be notified in advance of any changes to the workday. Please wear long pants and closed-toed shoes and bring a water bottle and leather gloves. All minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools and know-how provided.


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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.

To learn more, visit our website or Facebook us!



Sat Oct 23, 2021
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM


Miller Nature AreaANN ARBOR, MI 48104



  • Habitat Restoration
  • Gardening


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • 3 hours
  • Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes and bring a water bottle and leather gloves.

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