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Invasive Species Removal Workday at Johnson Preserve (10/21/2023)

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

On October 21st from 10AM-12PM, Legacy Land Conservancy will be leading a workday at Johnson Preserve. Join us to help clear brush and remove the invasive species’ autumn olive and common buckthorn.

Volunteers (using loppers and hand-saws) will cut back shrubs to two-inch stumps and help haul cut plant material. Stumps will be treated with herbicide by Legacy staff to ensure these hardy invasive plants don’t re-sprout in the spring.

Please dress for the weather and in clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Pants and closed toe shoes are a must, regardless of the temperature, to protect from poison ivy and getting scratched up while working outside.

Legacy will provide tools and work gloves, but you are welcome to bring your own if you have a pair you like. Don’t forget a water bottle and sunscreen. And, we suggest you bring bug spray to reduce the risk of exposure to ticks.

Meet at Lillie Park South! Johnson Preserve and Lillie Park are connected by a trail. We will be convening at the red gazebo located on the eastern edge of Lillie Park South’s parking lot. The gazebo is adjacent to the start of the trail we will use to walk over to Johnson Preserve.

Please RSVP by going to and filling out the Google form

Questions? Call 734.302.5263 or email


Legacy Land Conservancy


Lloyd & Mabel Johnson Preserve

4595 Platt Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Ann Arbor, MI 48108 United States