Land in Tension, the interplay of human intentions and natural processes
The Iron Creek Land Community in partnership with Wandering Washtenaw and the Grand-Raisin Conservation Community will host a trail walk on private land in the Irish Hills on Saturday, March 6 at 10:00 AM. Located about 50 Minutes south west of Ann Arbor, we will meet at 11007 Mull Road, Tipton (Manchester Township).
This trek will showcase a sampling of the area’s variable landforms and waterways in route to view a small maple syrup operation, thinning/harvesting in a white pine plantation and an oak savanna reconstruction project.
Come prepared for the weather, be it sunny or overcast, frozen or soggy. We expect to be out for about two hours. Car pooling is encouraged. For questions contact Bob Kellum at 734-972-6564.
Grand-Raisin Conservation Community
History: Conceived to promote the science and art of land restoration, the Grand-Raisin Cluster (GRC) was formed in late 2002. Each year since, we have offered public workshops on subjects of interest to those who would explore and interact with native habitats.
Focus: The GRCC has two main areas of focus: 1) on the ground conservation action and planning, and 2) educating community members in conservation issues, techniques and other relevant topics. The GRC provides unique educational opportunities through events, workshops, activities and online networking to share ideas, information, skills and resources to enable local groups to increase their capacity to care for local land and water.
GRCC Contact Information
Do you have any questions regarding the Grand-Raisin Cluster? If so, please don’t hesitate to ask! Contact Grand-Raisin Cluster Co-Coordinators Bob Kellum (517-431-2412) and Sybil Kolon (734-646-4673) by email at: GRCC@stewardshipnetwork.org
GRCC Partner Organizations
- Crossroads Farm and Wildlife Association
- Dahlem Environmental Education Center
- Grand River Environmental Action Team
- Hidden Lake Gardens
- Iron Creek Land Community
- Jackson Audubon Society
- Jackson County Conservation District
- Jackson Lenawee Washtenaw CISMA
- Legacy Land Conservancy
- Lenawee Conservation District
- Michigan Department of Natural Resources
- Michigan Nature Association
- Oh These Irish Hills!
- Open Grown School
- River Raisin Watershed Council
- The Nature Conservancy
- Upper Grand River Watershed Alliance
- Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation
- YMCA Storer Camps
- The Stewardship Network
- Private Landowners