Huron Arbor Cluster Events

Join the Huron Arbor Cluster in-person at one of our upcoming events listed below! Please consider preregistering for Cluster workshops, hikes and events - but walk-ins are always welcome!

Keep scrolling past "Cluster Sponsored Events" to "Other Huron Arbor Cluster Area Events" to view a chronological list of upcoming partner events.
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Cluster Sponsored Events

WCCD's Native Plant Expo & Marketplace

Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

Farm Council Grounds 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd, Ann Arbor
Free

Pre order by April 22nd by visiting washtenawcd.org ! Check out the attached PDF for more information.

Washtenaw County Conservation District's Native Plant Expo and Marketplace

One stop location to shop for Michigan Native Plants from several Michigan native plant growers, learn how to establish and maintain native landscapes, and connect with companies specializing in planning and establishment.

Pre-order over 50 native wildflower and grass species now through April 22nd at www.washtenawcd.org

Other Huron Arbor Cluster Area Events

Earth Day Garlic Mustard Pull at Kensington Metropark

Monday, April 22, 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Nature Center, Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380

Free

Celebrate Earth Day with us! Join us in removing invasive garlic mustard from your Metroparks. Removing garlic mustard increases the health of the ecosystem and allows native plants to flourish. Volunteers are a critical part of positively impacting natural areas we wouldn't be able to otherwise!

Nature Walk at Mary Beth Doyle Park

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Packard Road and Easy Street, Ann Arbor MI 48108

Free

Spring is a wonderful time to visit Mary Beth Doyle Park. Spring rains turn the forest floor into a carpet of wildflowers. Join us on a family-friendly nature walk through this beautiful park. Meet at the parking lot off Packard Road, across from Easy Street. Wear comfortable clothes and bring water if desired. The nature walks are a collaboration between the Ann Arbor District Library and Natural Area Preservation that take place once a month April through September. Some of AADL’s Science Tools will be available for use during the walk!

Stewardship Workday at Mary Beth Doyle Park

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Packard Road and Easy Street, Ann Arbor MI 48108

Free

Arbor Day is a holiday traditionally observed by planting trees. Celebrate with NAP by planting shrubs along Mallett’s Creek. These shrubs will protect the clean water, provide homes for wildlife, and increase the biodiversity at this park. Join us for this annual tradition. Meet at the parking lot off Packard Road, across from Easy Street. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. All participants must complete a release form, and all minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided.

Garlic Mustard Pull at Kensington Metropark

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Kensington Metropark, Group Camp, Group Camp Rd., Milford, MI 48381

Free

Join us in removing invasive garlic mustard from your Metroparks. Removing garlic mustard increases the health of the ecosystem and allows native plants to flourish. Volunteers are a critical part of positively impacting natural areas we wouldn't be able to otherwise!

Stewardship Workday at Molin Nature Area

Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

2220 Columbia Ave. Ann Arbor MI 48104

Free

Margaret Atwood said “In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” Come get your hands dirty and restore native habitat with fellow nature lovers. We’ll be removing spring invasive plants such garlic mustard from this long narrow park. Meet at the end of Powell Road on Columbia. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. All participants must complete a release form, and all minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided.

Turtle Stewards Kick-off & Training

Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave.

Free

At least 6 species of turtles live and nest in the city, maybe more! Help us maintain and protect nest sites, monitor populations, and look for turtles in habitats along the Huron River and nearby creeks! We'll cover species identification, nest maintenance and monitoring, and how to report your turtle observations. This training will be indoors. Please register by April 25. For more information or to register, call NAP at 734.794.6627, or send us an email at NAP@a2gov.org.

Garlic Mustard Pull at Kensington Metropark

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Nature Center, Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380

Free

Join us in removing invasive garlic mustard from your Metroparks. Removing garlic mustard increases the health of the ecosystem and allows native plants to flourish. Volunteers are a critical part of positively impacting natural areas we wouldn't be able to otherwise!

Stewardship Workday at Furstenberg Nature Area

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

2475 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor MI 48015

Free

Time to brush off those gardening skills! The Furstenberg Native Garden showcases the beauty of Michigan wildflowers. Help park steward and master gardener Aunita Erskine get the garden ready for spring. Learn about native plants while making the garden beautiful. Meet in the parking lot off Fuller Road (map). All participants must complete a release form, and all minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided.

Stewardship Workday at Sunset Brooks Nature Area

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

800 Sunset Road, Ann Arbor MI 48103

Free

Sunset Brooks is a great place to get outdoors and enjoy the beauty of spring. The dogwoods in bloom are a delight. Non-native species such as garlic mustard and dame’s rocket are threatening to displace the native plants. Join us in clearing out invasive plants from this habitat. Meet at the park entrance on Sunset Road, at the end of Brooks Street. All participants must complete a release form, and all minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided.

Butterfly Survey Kick-off & Training

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

3875 E. Huron River Drive

Free

Ann Arbor is home to 80 species of butterflies! Come learn our survey protocol and help us search our prairies and woodlands for these beautiful insects throughout the summer. No experience in butterfly identification is necessary, though it is helpful. Space is extremely limited, so please register by May 2 to NAP@a2gov.org, or call us at 734.794.6627.

Stewardship Workday at Maryfield Wildwood Park

Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

300 Wilton St. Ann Arbor MI 48103

Free

Spend the day outside beautifying one of Ann Arbor’s neighborhood parks. Many exotic ornamental plants have been introduced to this wooded ravine. Help us make room for native species by removing these harmful plants. Come make a difference in your community. Meet at the intersection of Linwood and Wilton Streets. All participants must complete a release form, and all minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided.

Stewardship Workday at Miller Nature Area

Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

1742 Arborview Blvd, Ann Arbor MI 48103

Free

The extensive trails at Miller Nature Area offer a great place to take a walk on a spring day. If you look carefully you can see signs of the land’s uses before it was a park. Park stewards have spent many hours making this woodland beautiful again. Join them to continue the restoration by pulling invasive species such as garlic mustard. Meet us at the Arborview Boulevard entrance, just east of Wildwood Avenue. All participants must complete a release form, and all minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided.

Garlic Mustard Pull at Oakwoods Metropark

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Nature Center, Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd., New Boston, MI 48164

Free

Join us in removing invasive garlic mustard from your Metroparks. Removing garlic mustard increases the health of the ecosystem and allows native plants to flourish. Volunteers are a critical part of positively impacting natural areas we wouldn't be able to otherwise!

Stewardship Workday at Lakewood Nature Area

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

344 Gralake Ave. Ann Arbor MI 48103

Free

Have you seen enough wildflowers this spring? If not, come enjoy the rich spread of native wildflowers at Lakewood Nature Area. Explore the several ravines, streams, and hilly habitats in this beautiful nature area. Unfortunately, invasive species threaten the diversity here. Take part in our efforts to remove these threatening invaders. Meet us at the Lakewood Elementary School parking lot off Gralake Avenue. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. All participants must complete a release form, and all minors should be accompanied by a guardian.

Stewardship Workday at Dolph Nature Area

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

500 S. Wagner Rd, Ann Arbor MI 48103

Free

Dolph Nature Area is a favorite among birdwatchers because the variety of ecosystems here support a diverse bird population. Visit during spring migration and you’re sure to see dozens of birds. Help NAP protect this diversity by removing non-native species such as garlic mustard. Meet at the parking lot off Wagner Road. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. All participants must complete a release form, and all minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided.

Stewardship Saturday at Scio Woods Preserve

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Scio Woods Preserve 4000 Scio Church Road Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Free

Join us the second Saturday of every month to help the environment, meet like-minded people, be active, and explore. It’s a great time of year to take in the beautiful wildflower display and improve it by removing invasive plants such as garlic mustard. No registration or previous experience is necessary. Please dress for the weather and be prepared for hiking and working off-trail. Workday led by Katie Carlisle.

Stewardship Workday at Bird Hills Nature Area

Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

1175 Bird Road, Ann Arbor MI 48105

Free

It’s easy to forget you’re in the city in this 160-acre woodland. This quiet oasis is home to birds, frogs, deer, and a wide variety of trees and wildflowers. Native species here need help fending off invasive plants. Join us to pull garlic mustard and dame’s rocket and prevent the spread of these intruders. Meet at the Bird Road entrance to the park, west of Huron River Drive. All participants must complete a release form, and all minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided.

Stewards' Circle

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 7:30am to 8:30am

Bruegger's Bagels, 709 N. University Ave. Ann Arbor MI 48104

Free

May’s topic: Foraging
Wild foods foraging has grown in popularity in recent years. Humans have harvested wild foods for thousands of years but in this fragmented landscape it can put pressure on the resource. It is also an opportunity to engage and reconnect people to stewardship. Join us for a conversation about the concerns, challenges, and opportunities of foraging.

Bird Walk at Gallup Park

Friday, May 17, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

3000 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor MI 48105

Free

Take an evening walk in Gallup Park and Furstenberg Nature Area with NAP Ornithologist, Juliet Berger. We’ll look for the Baltimore Orioles that nest there, and see many other birds along the river as well. Bring binoculars if you have them, but they are not necessary. Meet at the Gallup Canoe Livery, 3000 Fuller Road.

21st Annual Garlic Mustard Weed Out Day

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

6 locations in Ann Arbor

Free

Garlic Mustard Weed-Out Day is an annual tradition! On one day, volunteers hand-pull invasive garlic mustard in natural areas all around Ann Arbor! Garlic mustard is an aggressive invasive plant which can quickly crowd out native plant species and decrease natural diversity in the woods. Identifying and pulling garlic mustard is fun and easy for all ages, making this a great volunteer opportunity for families. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. All minors must present a completed release form, and should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided.

Garlic Mustard Pull at Kensington Metropark

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Group Camp, Kensington Metropark, Group Camp Rd., Milford, MI 48381

Free

Join us in removing invasive garlic mustard from your Metroparks. Removing garlic mustard increases the health of the ecosystem and allows native plants to flourish. Volunteers are a critical part of positively impacting natural areas we wouldn't be able to otherwise!

Stewardship Saturday at County Farm Park

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

County Farm Park (Medford Pavilion), Medford Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Free

There's so much to do in the month of May, we've created a bonus Stewardship Saturday. Join us at County Farm Park to remove invasive plants such as garlic mustard and bittercress from Britton Woods.

***We will be meeting at the Medford Parking Lot on the west side of County Farm Park - NOT Platt Road.***

Please wear long pants and close-toed shoes suitable for working off-trail. No prior experience or registration is needed.

Stewardship Workday at Fuller Park

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

1500 Island Dr. Ann Arbor MI 48105

Free

Celebrate Huron River Day by resorting native habitat near the river. This floodplain forest contains many water-loving species. But non-native species are degrading the quality of this habitat. Help us pull these unwanted plants. The native wildlife will thank you! Meet at the Island Park parking lot at the end of Island Drive. All participants must complete a release form, and all minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided.

Garlic Mustard Pull at Huron Meadows Metropark

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Cedar Ridge Picnic Shelter, Huron Meadows Metropark, 8765 Hammel Rd., Brighton, MI 48116

Free

Join us in removing invasive garlic mustard from your Metroparks. Removing garlic mustard increases the health of the ecosystem and allows native plants to flourish. Volunteers are a critical part of positively impacting natural areas we wouldn't be able to otherwise!

Garlic Mustard Pull at Hudson Mills Metropark

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Group Camp, Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N Territorial Rd., Dexter, MI 48130

Free

Join us in removing invasive garlic mustard from your Metroparks. Removing garlic mustard increases the health of the ecosystem and allows native plants to flourish. Volunteers are a critical part of positively impacting natural areas we wouldn't be able to otherwise!

Stewardship Workday at Bluffs Nature Area

Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

1320 N. Main St. Ann Arbor MI 48103

Free

Bluffs Nature Area is a diverse park containing a wooded ravine, an open prairie, and an oak-hickory forest. With such diversity, Bluffs is a must-explore for any nature lover. However, exotic species such as garlic mustard are threatening to take over. Join us to keep the native species thriving by removing invasive plants. Meet in the parking lot off Main Street, just north of Lake Shore Drive. All participants must complete a release form, and all minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided.

Nature Walk at Bird Hills Nature Area

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

1175 Bird Road, Ann Arbor MI 48105

Free

The largest park in Ann Arbor contains steep hills created by glaciers and erosion. Join us for a family friendly nature walk through these woods to look for native plants and wildlife. Meet at the Bird Road entrance to the park. Additional parking available at the Barton Dam parking lot across Huron River Drive. Wear comfortable clothes and bring water if desired. The nature walks are a collaboration between the Ann Arbor District Library and Natural Area Preservation that take place once a month April through September.