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Invasive Species Removal – Lake St. Clair

July 2 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location: Park Office Parking Lot, Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Pkwy, Harrison Charter Township, MI 48045
Date: Tuesday July 2nd, 11am – 2pm

Join us in removing invasive species from Lake St. Clair Metropark. We will meet in the parking lot for the Activity Center (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. We will be removing invasives such as purple loosestrife, sweet clover, and shrubs. Please bring shoes or boots you don’t mind getting wet!

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).

Invasive species crowd out and take important resources from native plants. Removing them increases 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 2
Time:
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Park

Lake St. Clair Metropark
31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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Phone:
(586) 463-4581
Website:
http://www.metroparks.com/parks/lake-st-clair-metroparks/

Organizer

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