Grand-Raisin Conservation Community Events

Join the Grand-Raisin Conservation Community 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!

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GRCC Sponsored Events

At this time there are no scheduled cluster sponsored events.

Other GRCC Events

RRWC Earth Day Clean-Up

Monday, April 22, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Ives Road Fen gravel parking lot off of Sutton Rd. in Tecumseh. East of Wacker Chemical.

Free

Join the River Raisin Watershed Council to clean up trash along the river crossing on Sutton Road in Tecumseh for Earth Day! We'll prevent a lot of trash from entering the river, keeping it cleaner for the plants and animals living there. Meet in the Ives Road Fen gravel parking lot on Sutton Rd. at 4pm. We'll provide garbage bags and gloves, but feel free to bring your own. We will focus on dry land this time, so no waders are necessary.

RRWC Semi-Annual Meeting

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

110 Cabelas Blvd E, Dundee, MI 48131

Free

Come to the 2nd floor meeting room of Cabela's in Dundee to catch up with the River Raisin Watershed Council! All are welcome to come learn what RRWC has been up to, hear about future plans, and listen to guest speaker Jerry Tiernan from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality give an update about PFAS. Light refreshments will be available. Come with a friend and bring your questions!

RRWC Adopt-A-Stream: Training Day

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

Room 114 (Basement) Peelle Hall, Adrian College Williams St. Adrian, MI 49221

Free

The River Raisin Watershed Council will begin its Spring Adopt-A-Stream program with a Training Day at Adrian College. Through the Adopt-A-Stream program, we collect macroinvertebrates (river bugs) at many different sites across the River Raisin and its tributaries in order to learn about the quality of the water! This Training Day, led by professor Jim Martin, will cover the history of the program, what macroinvertebrates are, how to collect them, how to fill out the data sheets, and how to be safe in the river.

Jackson Celebrates Earth Day

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Cascades Park 1401 S Brown Street, Jackson, Michigan 49203

Free

Come out and join us to celebrate Earth Day! There will be kayaking, live music by Kevin Nichols, Paul McCormack's classroom critters, educational activities and more. There are many local organizations that will be at the event. So mark the date and bring the family!

Wildflower Walk Through Nan Weston Preserve

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Nan Weston Preserve Sharon township, Washtenaw County Easudes Road 0.9 miles west of Sharon Hollow Road

Donation Recommended

The tour will be led by Joann Ballbach.

Last year, we visited Nan Weston at the peak of late spring wildflowers. It was beautiful, but we missed some of the earlier blooms. This year, we'll hope to catch them--hepatica, trout lily, cut-leaf toothwart, Dutchman's britches, squirrel corn, marsh marigold, and others. Perhaps even the much-overlooked Draba (check out Aldo Leopold's A Sand County Almanac if you're curious)!

RRWC Adopt-A-Stream: Stream Search Day

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

Classroom 114 (Basement) Peelle Hall, Adrian College, Williams St. Adrian, MI 42991

Free

It's time to collect some macroinvertebrates (river bugs) for our Spring Adopt-A-Stream program's Stream Search Day! You'll go out with your assigned groups to a site or two on the River Raisin or one of its tributaries to collect macroinvertebrates and fill out some data sheets like a true scientist! Bring waders if you have them. Macroinvertebrates tell us a lot about the health of the river, which is why we collect and identify them. An Identification Day will be scheduled soon so you can figure out what creatures you found at your site.

Wildflower Social and Hike

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

Audubon Kate Palmer Sanctuary in Spring Arbor Township just west of the City of Jackson. Parking is on O’Brien Rd., near the intersection of McCain Rd.

Free

Join us Saturday, May 11 at 10:00 AM. to walk in the Michigan Audubon Kate Palmer Sanctuary in Spring Arbor Township. Parking is on O’Brien Rd., near the intersection of McCain Rd. This Sanctuary is regarded by many Jackson County naturalists and botanists to be the richest public woodland in the area for wildflowers. The hike will start promptly at 10 AM. Bring a lunch, and afterwards we will have an opportunity to ask our educators questions about the flowers, wildlife and terrain.

Chainsaw Training Class

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 8:00am to 2:00pm

320 Springbrook Ave. Adrian, MI 49221

Free

This Chainsaw Training Class will be taught by a certified arborist. On May 20, we will be in the classroom. May 21 is optional, but will be all outdoors using chainsaws with the knowledge gained in the previous day's class. All experience levels are welcome! RRWC recommends attending if you plan to volunteer with river clean-ups with us or if you're working with chainsaws in your backyard!

Chainsaw Training Class

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 8:00am to 2:00pm

320 Springbrook Ave. Adrian, MI 49221

Free

This Chainsaw Training Class will be taught by a certified arborist. On May 20, we will be in the classroom. May 21 is optional, but will be all outdoors using chainsaws with the knowledge gained in the previous day's class. All experience levels are welcome! RRWC recommends attending if you plan to volunteer with river clean-ups with us or if you're working with chainsaws in your backyard!