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Invasive Shrub Removal – Dexter-Huron Metropark
September 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Join us in removing invasive shrubs like autumn-olive, buckthorn, and honeysuckle from Dexter-Huron Metropark. This opportunity involves cutting down invasive shrubs with handsaws/loppers and treating the cut stumps with herbicide. We will meet at the First Parking Lot from Entrance (look for the Metroparks vehicle and 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.
Invasive shrubs, once brought to the United States for wildlife habitat and bank stabilization, have now become a detriment to our ecosystem. As volunteers, you are an essential part in our fight against invasive species and in our work to restore and conserve our natural areas. Without your help many native plants are crowded out. Your help allows the Metroparks to protect unique ecosystems that will be enjoyed for generations to come.
All necessary tools and equipment will be provided, as well as a water cooler and snacks. 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, etc.). We will provide gloves, but if you have a favorite pair, feel free to bring them.
Registration is required. Please register at least 24 hours before the workday. To register, 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 canceled. Volunteer opportunities may also be canceled for severe weather events. These weather events can include extreme heat or heavy rain. Opportunities canceled 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.
Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: First Parking Lot from Entrance, Dexter-Huron Metropark, 6535 Huron River Drive, Dexter, MI 48130 – Map Me