Stewardship Workday at Ruthven Nature Area
June 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Pre-register through VolunteerHub https://nap.a2gov.org/Ruthven061023
Ruthven is a reminder of many things: the kame, a hill composed of material left by retreating glaciers, is a reminder that it once stood beneath a mile of ice; the gorgeous oak opening habitat is a reminder of the once-dominant oak savannas whose grassland dotted the landscape in and around Ann Arbor, and the wild prairie grasses that have dwindled to a sliver of their former glory. It’s also a reminder of restoration success! With the help of volunteers like you, areas once visually dominated by monocultures of woody invasive shrubs, now resemble open oak woodlands and prairies, with a profusion of native wildflowers and grasses of the past. Join fellow volunteers in removing invasive plants to continue the success story that is Ruthven. Meet at the park entrance off Huron Parkway. If driving: park at the Gallup Boat Dock parking lot, then follow the park path, and use the crosswalk to get to the Huron Parkway entrance for Ruthven (look for the NAP truck).
Pre-register through VolunteerHub so NAP can plan on enough staff and supplies for a safe and successful event. Tools and know-how provided! For your safety, wear long pants, tall socks, and closed-toe shoes. All minors should be accompanied by a guardian. More information: How to prepare for a NAP workday (PDF).
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