The Department of Natural Resources is looking for a few good volunteers to assist with stewardship activities at two local recreation areas.
Help is needed to hand-pull spotted knapweed, an aggressive, invasive, non-native plant, and cut invasive shrubs.
Volunteers of all ages are invited to participate – including youth and scout groups, and service clubs.
Volunteers should wear appropriate clothing for outdoor work, including long pants and sturdy closed-toe shoes, and bring gloves and drinking water. Long-sleeved shirts are recommended when pulling spotted knapweed.
Workday dates, locations and times are:
- Sunday, Aug. 11 – Waterloo Recreation Area, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Saturday, Aug. 17 – Pinckney Recreation Area, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Saturday, Aug. 24 – Island Lake Recreation Area, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
All volunteers are asked to register using volunteer stewardship workdays Web page.
For registration information or questions about the volunteer stewardship workdays in southeast Michigan, please contact Laurel Malvitz-Draper at 248-359-9057 or [email protected].
To get information about the activities at each workday, find directions or park information, or check the Volunteer Steward program calendar of events, visit the DNR website at www.michigan.gov/dnrvolunteers and link to the Calendar of Volunteer Stewardship Workdays.