Event Calendar

Welcome to the Stewardship Network's Searchable Events Calendar! Across the Great Lakes, hundreds of groups offer opportunities to lean about and care for our natural lands and waters. We are constantly adding new events to this calendar.

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Workshop - Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

It's no secret that invasive species present big environmental challenges for communities throughout Michigan.

Workday Pierce Cedar Creek Institute

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Join the Stewardship staff in controlling spotted knapweed in the Institute’s prairies.

Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie: 2015 Forecast Webinar

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory will host a public webinar to explain NOAA's 2015 Seasonal Forecast of Harmful Algal Blooms for Lake Erie.

Free Boat Wash at Wamplers Lake

Friday, July 10, 2015 - 10:00am to Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 4:00pm

Bring your boat to be cleaned or just bring yourself to help show boaters the importance of inspecting boats and trailers, etc.

Fenner Nature Center Stewardship Workday

Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Join Fenner Conservancy's Stewardship Team for our monthly workday! Our many ongoing projects include invasive species removal, prairie restoration, and wood chipping trails.

Stewardship workday at Anderson Woods Nature Preserve

Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Lend a hand with trail construction, debris removal, and general clean-up as we prepare for our newest preserve’s grand opening in August.

Stewardship Workday at Barton Nature Area

Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Due to the varied site conditions in this natural area, there are over 230 native plant species present.

Volunteer Workday at Draper Twin Lake Park

Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Make way for restored prairie! We removing invasive shrubs and trees at Draper Twin Lake Park to prepare for seeding native prairie plants. Wear solid boots, long pants, and a long-sleeved shirt and bring water and a snack. Tools and training will be provided. Expect the work to be physical in nature.
Cost: Free!
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Managing Land on a Large Scale – Lessons still being learned at Hidden Lake Gardens

Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

Hidden Lake Gardens manages over 755 acres of land. Join a discussion and tour with Gerry Donaldson, Grounds Foreman, as he shares successes and struggles. Topics will cover strategies utilized for grasslands, aquatics, and insect management. Particular emphasis will be placed on Black Locust and Purple Loosestrife control.

Cost: Free ($3 donation appreciated) Please note that there is a $3 entrance fee to the Gardens if you're not pre-registered.
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Stewardship Workday at Kuebler Langford Nature Area

Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Kuebler Langford Nature Area offers many of the same features as its neighbor Bird Hills: lush woodlands, dramatic ravines, and a diverse array of rare plants and wildflowers.

Creatures of the Night Hike - Day

Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Ages: All ages
$9/person or $34/family non-member; $8/person or $30/family for LSNC members.

Creatures of the Night Hike - Night

Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 8:30pm to 10:30pm

Ages: All ages
$9/person or $34/family non-member; $8/person or $30/family for LSNC members.

Mobile Boat Wash at Sand Lake

Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

Sand Lake Property Owners' Association will be hosting a mobile boat wash at the Public Launch site on Sand Lake in Lenawee County on Sunday July 12, 9 - 2 pm, as part of the Clean Boats, Clean Waters

Huron River Day

Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Come celebrate the beautiful Huron River and participate in FREE family activities during Huron River Day at Gallup Park.

Invasive Plants: Identification and Smart Phone Mapping

Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Invasive plants are one of the primary "growing concerns" among the stewardship community and homeowners, one of the largest threats to global biodiversity, and Southwest Michigan is no exception.