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Invasive Species Pull – Indian Springs

July 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Environmental Discovery Center, Indian Springs Metropark, 5175 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386
Date: Tuesday July 16th, 10am – 1pm

Join us in removing invasive spotted knapweed from Indian Springs Metropark. We will meet in the parking lot of the EDC (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.

Everyone is welcome! 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 come dressed for a day outside and off trail in areas that may have poison ivy (closed-toe shoes, long pants, hat, sunscreen).

Spotted knapweed is an invasive perennial that grows in the prairie at Indian Springs. It crowds out and take important resources from native plants. Removing it will increase the health of the ecosystem and allows natives to flourish. Native biodiversity is extremely important to support wildlife, native bees, and other insects. Volunteers are a critical part of positively impacting natural areas we wouldn’t be able to otherwise! Your help allows the Metroparks to protect unique ecosystems that will be enjoyed for generations to come.

Registration is required. Please register at least 24 hours before the workday. To register, please contact the Natural Resources Volunteer Coordinator, at naturevolunteer@metroparks.com, or 810-494-6053.

Please register so you may be made aware of cancellations. 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.

Details

Date:
July 16
Time:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Park

Indian Springs Metropark
5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 United States
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Phone:
(248) 625-7280
Website:
http://www.metroparks.com/parks/indian-springs-metropark/

Organizer

Huron-Clinton Metroparks Volunteering
Phone:
(810) 494-6020
Email:
katie.kowalski@metroparks.com
Website:
http://www.metroparks.com/get-involved/volunteering/