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Stewardship Workday at Ruthven Nature Area

Ruthven Nature Area 100 Huron Parkway, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Register at: https://nap.a2gov.org/A2Ruthven Ruthven Nature Area’s unique landscape includes a kame – a sandy hill left behind by melting glaciers. This hill overlooks Gallup Pond and the Huron River valley. The slopes and different soils in this park represent an opportunity for great biodiversity! After many years of diligent work, NAP and its dedicated volunteers […]

Stewardship Workday at Ruthven Nature Area/Endangered Species Day

Ruthven Nature Area 100 Huron Parkway, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Register at: https://nap.a2gov.org/A2Ruthven The Michigan DNR points out, “many threatened and endangered species rely on high-quality natural areas that benefit all of us by providing clean water, clean air and places for us to enjoy nature. When species are struggling, it can indicate declines in the functioning of those natural areas, which in turn can […]

Stewardship Workday at Ruthven Nature Area

Ruthven Nature Area 100 Huron Parkway, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Pre-register through VolunteerHub https://nap.a2gov.org/Ruthven093023 NAP staff and volunteers have put in years of hard work to restore the native plant communities here, removing invasive shrubs that have a negative impact on wildlife habitat. Come out to continue this important work so more native plants can thrive. Meet at the park entrance off Huron Parkway. If […]

Stewardship Workday at Ruthven Nature Area

Ruthven Nature Area 100 Huron Parkway, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Pre-register through VolunteerHub https://nap.a2gov.org/Ruthven072223 The sandy soils here provide a unique ecosystem, inhabited by native grasses and prairie wildflowers. It’s a great place to look for butterflies and birds! You can foster the native plants here by removing the invasive species intruding in this habitat. Meet at the park entrance off Huron Parkway. If driving: […]

Stewardship Workday at Ruthven Nature Area

Ruthven Nature Area 100 Huron Parkway, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Pre-register through VolunteerHub https://nap.a2gov.org/Ruthven061023 Ruthven is a reminder of many things: the kame, a hill composed of material left by retreating glaciers, is a reminder that it once stood beneath a mile of ice; the gorgeous oak opening habitat is a reminder of the once-dominant oak savannas whose grassland dotted the landscape in and around […]

Stewardship Workday at Ruthven Nature Area

Ruthven Nature Area 100 Huron Parkway, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Register at tinyurl.com/Ruthven111222. Are you familiar with the word “kame”? Ruthven Nature Area is an excellent example of glacial terrain. Come see and learn about Ruthven’s kame, a glacier-created hill found in the park. If you look closely, you might find fox tracks or dens on the kame. Enjoy working with your hands to cut […]

Stewardship Workday At Ruthven Nature Area

Ruthven Nature Area 100 Huron Parkway, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Register at tinyurl.com/Ruthven072322 Are you looking for a way to make an impact? As the saying goes, “think globally, act locally.” Volunteering with Natural Area Preservation (NAP) is an easy way to support the local ecosystem. At a NAP workday, you’ll spend a few hours out in nature learning how to remove invasive plants. Meet […]

Stewardship Workday at Ruthven Nature Area

Ruthven Nature Area 100 Huron Parkway, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

NAP will be out at Ruthven this #WorldEnvironmentDay to pull invasive plants. Join this day of action and take part in the UN’s Decade on Ecological Restoration. For the last 48 years #WorldEnvironmentDay has raised awareness about pressing environmental issues – let’s keep up the good work together! Meet at the Gallup boat dock parking […]