Volunteers Needed for Stewardship Workdays in Southeastern Michigan WMA’s
Michigan –-(Ammoland.com)- The Department of Natural Resources and Environment today announced the schedule of volunteer stewardship workdays to be held throughout February in southeastern Michigan state parks and recreation areas.
Volunteers are needed to cut invasive shrubs from natural areas within state parks and recreation areas.
This activity will help protect and restore the unique natural areas in these southeast Michigan state parks. Volunteering for these workdays is a great way to “GO-Get Outdoors,” breathe some fresh air and avoid cabin fever.
Dates, times and locations of the workdays are as follows:
- Saturday, Feb. 5, Island Lake Recreation Area (Livingston County), 1 to 4 p.m.
- Saturday, Feb. 12, Bald Mountain Recreation Area (Oakland County), 9 a.m. to noon
- Sunday, Feb. 13, Algonac State Park (St. Clair County), 1 to 4 p.m.
- Saturday, Feb. 19, Highland Recreation Area (Oakland County), 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Saturday, Feb. 19, Brighton Recreation Area (Livingston County), 1 to 4 p.m.
- Sunday, Feb. 20, Pinckney Recreation Area (Washtenaw County), 1 to 4 p.m.
- Saturday, Feb. 26, Waterloo Recreation Area (Washtenaw County), 1 to 4 p.m.
- Sunday, Feb. 27, Highland Recreation Area (Oakland County), 1 to 4 p.m.
Volunteers should bring appropriate clothing for outdoor work, including long pants, boots, gloves and drinking water.
For information about the specific tasks at each location and to obtain directions, visit the DNRE website at www.michigan.gov/dnrvolunteers and link to the “Calendar of Volunteer Stewardship Workdays.” All volunteers are asked to register using the form available on the website. Any questions should be directed to Laurel Malvitz-Draper at [email protected] or 248-359-9057.
The Department of Natural Resources and Environment is committed to the conservation, protection, management, and accessible use and enjoyment of the state’s environment, natural resources, and related economic interests for current and future generations.