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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Workday Pierce Cedar Creek Institute

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Help the stewardship department meet its goal of removing over a ton of garlic mustard from institute property. Volunteers are encouraged to wear long pants, long sleeves, and sturdy shoes.

Garlic Mustard Search and Pull at Jack R. Smiley Nature Preserve

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

Come hike through SMLC’s Jack R. Smiley Nature Preserve as we look for and pull the invasive Garlic Mustard plant.

Native Michigan Plant Sale

Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 8:00am to 2:00pm

On Saturday, May 23rd the Wild Ones Red Cedar Chapter will hold a native Michigan plant sale at the Meridian Township Farmer's Market.

2nd Annual KAWO plant sale

Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Native plants sale. 39 forb species, 7 grass species and 5 shrub species, native to SW Michigan and nursery raised. Attendance is free but plants cost $5 for forbs and grasses and $6 for shrubs.

Clean Boats, Clean Waters: Volunteer Leader Training

Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Properly cleaning boats and other equipment is one of the most important steps that we can take in reducing the spread of aquatic invasive species.

Canceled: Catch Them While You Can - Herbaceous Invasives

Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

This event has been canceled.

Mushroom Walk

Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 10:00pm

“Mushroom Walk” is scheduled for Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 at Tenhave Woods beginning at 10:00 am. Park at the Marais/Lexington lot & meet at the park entrance.

A Panacea of Plants at Public Parks

Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Two Washtenaw County preserves in Bridgewater Township offer a wealth of botanical diversity along the River Raisin. Join us at the Ervin-Stucki Preserve at 1 PM for a tour of the marsh and flood-plain habitat. At 2:30 PM we will head to the Riverbend Preserve which also offers access to the flood-plain, along with rare wetland plants. Both native plants and invasive species will be highlighted. These two preserves are excellent access points for fishing and paddling on the River Raisin.

Cost: Free ($3 donation appreciated)
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Tykes Preschool Program - Bug Bonanza

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Ages: Ages 4-5, caregivers welcome but not required.
$50/child non-member; $45/child for LSNC members for the whole month!

Michigan Audubon Bird Walk and Garlic Mustard Workday

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Please join Michigan Audubon for a free guided bird walk followed by an optional garlic mustard removal workday!

Garlic Mustard Pull at USFS Hungerford Horse Campground, Newaygo CO.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 1:00pm

Please think of joining us as we scout Newaygo County's beautiful Hungerford Lake and horse trail area for additional garlic mustard spread, and help us pull garlic mustard at the multiple cam

Garlic Mustard Search and Pull with SMLC

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Come hike through one of SMLC's preserves as we look for and pull the invasive Garlic Mustard plant. Early detection is the first step towards keeping this problem plant out of our woods!

Permaculture Design Certificate Course

Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 8:00am to Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 12:00pm

Permaculture Design Certificate Course
with Bill Wilson of Midwest Permaculture

Saturday, May 30 – Saturday, June 6
Registration Deadline is May 1, 2015

Stewardship Workday: Huron Parkway Nature Area

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

Bring friends and family out to support the beautiful native plants of this park by hand pulling garlic mustard and other invasive plants. Meet at 3470 Woodland Drive.

Stewardship Workday: Furstenberg Native Gardern

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

Help us weed and preserve this native garden amidst the 38 acres of Furstenberg Natural Area. You'll learn a lot about native plants from Park Steward and Master Gardener Aunita Erskine.