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The land at Barton Nature Area was purchased in the 1960s from Detroit Edison, who used Barton Dam for electric power production. Barton is the only dam in the city still used to generate electricity, but now the city sells the electricity to DTE. Historically, the entire oxbow area was cleared for farming due to the flat nature of the land. NAP volunteers have made tremendous progress restoring a variety of habitats at Barton, so join us at this workday to pull invasive weeds! Meet at the Barton Dam parking lot on Huron River Drive (map: tinyurl.com/BartonParkingLot).
Pre-registration through VolunteerHub is encouraged; please stay home if you are feeling ill. NAP continues to monitor recommendations from health officials, volunteers registered for events will be notified in advance of any changes to the workday. Please wear long pants and closed-toed shoes, and bring a water bottle and gardening gloves if you have them. All minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools and know-how provided. Register at tinyurl.com/Barton061222.
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