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Stewardship Workday at Barton Nature Area

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ORGANIZATION: Natural Area Preservation

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.

Register at tinyurl.com/Barton061222.

The land at Barton Nature Area was purchased in the 1960s from Detroit Edison, who used Barton Dam for electric power production. Barton is the only dam in the city still used to generate electricity, but now the city sells the electricity to DTE. Historically, the entire oxbow area was cleared for farming due to the flat nature of the land. NAP volunteers have made tremendous progress restoring a variety of habitats at Barton, so join us at this workday to pull invasive weeds!

Meet at the Barton Dam parking lot on Huron River Drive (map: tinyurl.com/BartonParkingLot). 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 gardening gloves if you have them. All minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools and know-how provided. Register at tinyurl.com/Barton061222.

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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!

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WHEN

Sun Jun 12, 2022
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM

WHERE

42°18'31.5"N 83°45'24.6"WAnn Arbor, MI 48103

(42.24759,-83.82609)
 

SKILLS

  • Habitat Restoration
  • Gardening

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • 3 hours
  • Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes, with socks that close the gap between pants and shoes.

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