Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.
Apr. 7, 13, 20, 21, 27, & 28. All invited to help maintain the natural areas in various city parks. Also, city staffers lead a short nature walk at the end of each workday. Minors must be accompanied by an adult or obtain a release form in advance.
Apr. 7: Dolph Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, parking lot on the east side of Wagner between Liberty & Jackson) to keep trails open by cutting back invasive shrubs.
Apr. 13: Wurster Park (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the entrance at the cul-de-sac on Edgewood Pl. off W. Davis between Third St. & Fifth St.) to remove garlic mustard and spread woodchips on the trails. Bring a plastic sled to help with the woodchip hauling.
Apr. 20: Lakewood Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet entrance off Central west from Dolph Dr.) to spread woodchips and trim back overhanging vegetation to maintain the trails in this 7-acre woodland. Onder Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the entrance on Brookside west from Pontiac Trail north of Barton Dr.) to remove garlic mustard, dame’s rocket, and other invasive plants.
Apr. 21: Sunset-Brooks Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, Sunset Rd. at the end of Brooks St.) and Huron Hills Golf Course Woods (1-4 p.m., meet at Hunting Valley off Provincial via Arlington Dr. north from Washtenaw east of Manchester) to remove garlic mustard, dame’s rocket, and other invasive plants.
Apr. 27: Mary Beth Doyle Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the end of Verle Rd. off Platt south of Packard) to help plant native shrubs.
Apr. 28 (10 a.m.-1 p.m.): 15th Annual Garlic Mustard Weed-Out Day, in several parks, including Argo Nature Area (meet at Argo Canoe Livery, 1055 Longshore), Bird Hills Nature Area (meet at the Bird Rd. entrance), Cedar Bend (meet at the Island Park parking lot, Island Dr., off Maiden Ln.), Hannah Nature Area (meet at the end of Bath St., west of Seventh between Huron and Miller), Huron Parkway Nature Area (meet in front of 3470 Woodland off E. Huron River Dr., Miller Nature Area (meet at the entrance near Westwood and Grace, just north of Arvborview), & Redbud Nature Area (meet at the entrance at the northern end of Parkwood off Jeanne off Packard 2 blocks west of Pittsfield Blvd.).
Various times & locations. Free. 794-6627.