Volunteers Needed for Stewardship Workdays in January in Southeastern Michigan

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Volunteers Needed for Stewardship Workdays in January in Southeastern MichiganThe Department of Natural Resources today announced the schedule of volunteer stewardship workdays to be held throughout January in southeastern Michigan state parks.

Volunteers are needed to cut invasive shrubs in 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 to avoid cabin fever and be active after the holiday season.

Dates, times and locations of the workdays are as follows:

  • Saturday, Jan. 3, Island Lake Recreation Area (Livingston Co.), 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Sunday, Jan. 4, Algonac State Park (St. Clair Co.), 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan. 10, Bald Mountain Recreation Area (Oakland Co.), 9 a.m. to noon
  • Sunday, Jan. 11, Highland Recreation Area (Oakland Co.), 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan. 17, Waterloo Recreation Area (Jackson Co.), 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Sunday, Jan. 18, Pinckney Recreation Area (Washtenaw Co.), 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan. 24, Highland Recreation Area (Oakland Co.), 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Jan. 25, Brighton Recreation Area (Livingston Co.), 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 DNR Web site at www.michigan.gov/dnrvolunteers and link to the “Calendar of Volunteer Stewardship Workdays.” All volunteers are asked to register using the forms available on the Web site. Any questions should be directed to Laurel Malvitz-Draper at (248) 359-9057 or malvitz [at] michigan [dot] gov.