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Stewardship Workday at Barton Nature Area

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Natural Area Preservation

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Seed Collecting

Wild seed collection is one of the easiest conservation activities you can do with NAP. It’s appropriate for all ages, and with more than 250 native plant species recorded at Barton, it’s an optimal place for NAP to collect wild seeds. NAP strives to collect and disperse seeds from local genotypes so that planted seeds are more likely to adapt and create a successful habitat. During this workday we will also be cutting and removing invasive shrubs. Meet us at the Barton Dam parking lot on Huron River Dr.

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.

PLEASE REGISTER BY COPYING AND PASTING THE LINK BELOW INTO YOUR BROWSER:

http://tinyurl.com/Barton110721

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About Natural Area Preservation

Location:

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.

Description

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!

Environment

WHEN

Sun Nov 07, 2021
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM

WHERE

1010 W Huron River DriveANN ARBORANN ARBOR, MI 48105

(42.3067,-83.7037)
 

SKILLS

  • Habitat Restoration
  • Gardening

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

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

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