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Garlic Mustard Pull – Stony Creek
June 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Nature Center, 4300 Main Park Dr., Shelby Charter Township, MI 48316
Date: Thursday June 20th, 10am – 1pm
Join us in removing invasive species from Stony Creek Metropark. Depending on the weather, we will be removing garlic mustard or invasive shrubs. We will meet in the Nature Center parking lot (look for the Metroparks vehicle and blue flag). Volunteers receive free day entry to the park, just let the toll booth attendant know you are at the park for a volunteer workday.
All necessary tools and equipment will be provided, as well as a water cooler and snacks. We will provide gloves, but feel free to bring your favorite pair! Please be sure to dress for working outdoors and in areas that may include poison ivy (long pants, layered clothing, closed-toe shoes, rain gear, hat, sunscreen, etc.).
Invasive shrubs, brought to the United States in the 1800s for landscaping and wildlife habitat, have now taken over many prairies, wetlands, and forest understories. Garlic mustard is a short herbaceous plant that grows in the forest understory. Both have become a detriment to our ecosystem by crowding out native plants. Volunteers are an essential part in our fight against invasive species and in our work to restore and conserve natural areas. Your help allows the Metroparks to protect unique ecosystems that will be enjoyed for generations to come.
All opportunities are from 10am – 1pm and registration is required. Please register at least 24 hours before the workday. To register Click Here, or please contact the Natural Resources Volunteer Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 810-494-6053.
*Volunteer opportunities without a minimum of five volunteers registered will be cancelled. Volunteer opportunities may also be cancelled for severe weather events. These weather events can include extreme heat or heavy rain. Opportunities cancelled due to weather may be rescheduled. Those registered will be notified by email at least 24 hours in advance.
A liability waiver is required; if under 18, a parent/legal guardian needs to sign as well.