The Department of Natural Resources is looking for volunteers to help staff restore native habitats at state parks in southwest Michigan. Volunteers will help cut invasive, non-native shrubs from high-quality woodlands and prairies. This activity is a great way to enjoy time outdoors in the winter while restoring unique ecosystems. No experience is necessary.
Workday dates, locations (counties) and times include:
- • Saturday, March 21: Fort Custer Recreation Area (Kalamazoo), 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
- • Saturday, March 28: Saugatuck Dunes State Park (Allegan), 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Volunteers should bring work gloves, drinking water and appropriate clothing for outdoor work, including long pants and sturdy, closed-toe shoes. A supply of work gloves will be available, as well as all necessary equipment.
For workday details, maps and directions, visit the DNR website www.michigan.gov/dnrvolunteers and click the link Calendar of Voluteer Stewardships Workdays.