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Stewardship Workday at Ruthven Nature Area

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ORGANIZATION: Natural Area Preservation

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Register at: https://nap.a2gov.org/A2Ruthven

Ruthven Nature Area’s unique landscape includes a kame - a sandy hill left behind by melting glaciers. This hill overlooks Gallup Pond and the Huron River valley. The slopes and different soils in this park represent an opportunity for great biodiversity! After many years of diligent work, NAP and its dedicated volunteers have expanded the natural habitat allowing the wildflowers and other native plants to thrive and attract native wildlife. Come out to help pull invasive weeds by hand and continue this work supporting biodiversity.

Meet at the park entrance off Huron Parkway . If driving: park at the Gallup boat launch parking lot, then follow the park path and use the crosswalk to get to the Ruthven Huron Parkway entrance (look for the NAP truck). Volunteers will pull herbaceous weeds from the ground by hand. Workday sites have unpaved trails and require going off-trail. Preregister through VolunteerHub so NAP can plan on enough staff and supplies for a safe and successful event. For your safety, wear long pants, tall socks, and closed-toe shoes. All minors should be accompanied by a guardian. More information: How to prepare for a NAP workday (PDF).

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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.


Volunteers assist NAP in all aspects of our work, and are vital to NAP's efforts. NAP projects take volunteers well beyond the realm of litter clean-up into working to ​restore and care for natural areas. Through hands-on tasks and scientific knowledge, we encourage a connection between volunteers and their surrounding natural environment. Volunteers play a key role in fostering an environmental ethic in the community. To learn more, visit A2gov.org/NAP




Sat Jul 13, 2024
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Ruthven Nature AreaAnn Arbor, MI 48105



  • Habitat Restoration
  • Gardening


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


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

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