Events

Here you will find a list of upcoming events submitted by our communities and partners. If you would like to add your event to the list, please email all relevant information to staff@stewardshipnetwork.org and we will get it up as soon as possible! (interactive event calendar coming soon)

Invasive Shrub Removal: Tuesday August 27th, 10am – 1pm @ Kensington Metropark Nature Center (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380)

Volunteers have been working hard to remove invasive shrubs from the trails of Kensington Metropark, come help out! Invasive shrubs provide poor forage for wildlife and outcompete native food sources. We will be cutting down invasive shrubs with loppers, handsaws, and reciprocating saws then treating the cut stumps with herbicide. All necessary tools and gloves will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. Please be sure to wear long pants, closed toe shoes, and sunscreen. Please visit http://www.metroparks.com/events/list/?tribe_eventcategory=78 for more information andhttps://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a49a8a72ca7f49-20191 to register. Contact Leah at leah.harrison@metroparks.comwith any questions.

Invasive Shrub Removal: Thursday August 29th, 11am – 2pm @ Lake Erie Marshlands Museum (32481 W Jefferson Ave, Brownstown Charter Twp, MI 48173)

The Erie Woods of Lake Erie Metropark contain many vernal pools that act as important habitat for native amphibians. Help your Metroparks remove glossy buckthorn from the woods to help promote these amphibians and native plants. We will be cutting down invasive shrubs with loppers, handsaws, and reciprocating saws then treating the cut stumps with herbicide. All necessary tools and gloves will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. Please be sure to wear long pants, closed toe shoes, and sunscreen. This area may be wet so please bring shoes you don’t mind getting wet. Please visithttp://www.metroparks.com/events/list/?tribe_eventcategory=78 for more information and https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a49a8a72ca7f49-20191 to register. Contact Leah at leah.harrison@metroparks.com with any questions.

Lake Lansing Beach Clean Up: Saturday, September 7th from 9 am till 2 pm

Register here

MUCC is partnering with Lake Lansing Unit of Ingham County Park to participate in a beach clean up. Starting at 9 am volunteers will be cleaning up their local beach, lunch will be provided at noon and then the event will wrap up at 2 pm.

Trail Maintenance & Free Pizza @ Island Lake: Saturday, September 7th from 1pm-4pm

https://www.meetup.com/Sierra-Club-Crossroads-Group/events/263462933/

Please help the Friends of Island Lake maintain our great hikers-only Hickory Ridge trail!

We will be performing general trail maintenance along the west half of the trail.

We will be cutting back shrubs and branches, moving downed trees out of the way, removing roots from the trail, and lots of other work needed to keep this trail the gem that it is!

We will work for three hours and enjoy a pizza lunch afterward, compliments of the Friends of Island Lake.

  • If you have small saws, hand clippers, gloves, etc., please bring them. If don’t have any, we have lots to share.
  • Long pants are also a good idea, as there is poison ivy along/in the trail.
  • Cost: free, but requires state park entry fee or passport
  • For more information, please post here or contact Tony Pitts at trails@islandlakefriends.org

“Arboretum Walk:” Sunday, September 8, 2019 beginning at 2:00 pm at the Royal Oak Arboretum

Meet at the Royal Oak Senior/Community Center (3500 Marais) parking lot-north end.We will tour the arboretum, looking for different plants will be evident in late summer, and hopefully find some cool insects as well. There is no preregistration or cost.

“Mushroom Walk:” Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Tenhave Woods beginning at 10:00 am. 

Park at the Marais/Lexington lot & meet at the park entrance. Mary Fredricks, a member and botanist/mycologist of the Royal Oak Nature Society, will lead the walk. Anyone with an interest in learning more about mushrooms and other fungi of the urban woods is welcome. There is no preregistration or cost.

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