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

There are no scheduled cluster sponsored events at this time.

Other Huron Arbor Cluster Area Events

Spring Wildflower Hike

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Draper-Houston Meadows Preserve 559 Mooreville Road, Milan, MI 48160

Free

Join expert naturalist Faye Stoner for this hike along the banks of the Saline River to enjoy, and identify spring wildflowers. These rich forests supply a diverse wildflower display that includes Dutchman's Breeches, Wild Blue Phlox, and Trillium.

Invasive Plant Removal

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Draper-Houston Preserve 559 Mooreville Road, Milan, MI 48160

Free

Join us to explore the forest and maintain native wildflowers by removing garlic mustard and other invasive plants.

Invasive Plant Removal

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

18801 North Territorial Road, Chelsea, MI 48118

Free

Explore Park Lyndon South and join the efforts to maintain native wildflowers by removing garlic mustard and other invasive plants.

Invasive Plant Removal

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

County Farm Park - Medford Pavilion, Medford Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Free

Explore County Farm Park and join the efforts to maintain native wildflowers by removing garlic mustard and other invasive plants. Meet us at the park entrance on Medford Road.

Invasive Plant Removal

Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

Free

Explore Scio Woods Preserve and join the efforts to maintain native wildflowers by removing garlic mustard and other invasive plants.

Invasive Plant Removal

Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Baker Woods Preserve - Trinkle Road, Dexter, MI 48130

Free

Explore Baker Woods Preserve and join the effort to maintain native wildflowers by removing garlic mustard and other invasive plants.

Garlic Mustard Weed Out Day at Black Pond Woods

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

2080 Tibbits Court, Ann Arbor MI 48105

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 Weed Out Day at Huron Parkway Nature Area

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

3470 Woodland Road, Ann Arbor MI 48104

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 Weed Out Day at Argo Nature Area

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

1055 Longshore Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48105

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 Weed Out Day at Hannah Nature Area

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

1080 Bath St. Ann Arbor MI 48103

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.

Huron River Day

Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

3000 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor MI 48104

Free

Enjoy the beautiful Huron River with free family-friendly river activities. Listen to live music, eat delicious local food, and paddle a boat with $5 canoe and kayak rentals (free if you ride your bike!) For more information visit www.a2gov.org/hrd.

Nature Walk at Bird Hills Nature Area

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

1850 Newport Road, Ann Arbor MI

Free

Bird Hills Nature Area is our largest park. Join NAP staff on a family-friendly walk through these hilly woods to learn more about the natural features of this park. Meet at the Newport Road entrance, just north of M-14. Wear comfortable clothes and bring water if desired. The nature walks are a collaboration between the AADL 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!

Bird Walk

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am

1055 Longshore Dr. Ann Arbor MI 48105

Free

Join Natural Area Preservation’s Ornithologist, Juliet Berger, for a bird walk around the Argo Cascades and Argo Bluffs, to celebrate the River Hop. Bring binoculars and dress for the weather. Breeding birds will be settling down to nest, and we hope to see and will definitely hear a wide variety of them, at this beautiful nature area along the Huron River. Meet at the canoe livery.

Stewardship Workday at Leslie Woods Nature Area

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

2000 Upland Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48105

Free

This woodland has some of the largest oaks in the Ann Arbor parks, plus a very diverse understory. The plants here are threatened by invasive species like garlic mustard. Join us to remove non-native species and allow native plants to flourish. Meet us at the park entrance at the north end of Upland Drive, north of Plymouth 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 Workday at Stapp Nature Area

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Traver Road and Tuebingen Parkway, Ann Arbor MI 48105

Free

Stapp Nature Area boasts a large diversity of trees in a small area. It’s a great place to go for a walk and observe wildlife and wildflowers. Come celebrate National Trails Day and help us build a new entrance trail. Meet at the park sign at the corner of Huron Parkway and Tuebingen Parkway. 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 Workday at Bird Hills Nature Area

Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 9:15am to 12:00pm

650 Beechwood Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48103

Free

Calling all trail advocates! Bird Hills is a favorite hiking destination of many, with 3.7 miles of hilly trails. Join us on National Trails Day to repair some of these trails so visitors can continue to enjoy their hikes. Meet at the Beechwood entrance off of Sunset 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 Workday at Brokaw Nature Area

Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

3013 W. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48103

Free

Brokaw Nature Area is one of Ann Arbor’s newest parks. It needs some trails so visitors can enjoy its beauty. Celebrate National Trails day with us by creating some trails on this new property. Meet at the park entrance at 3013 W. Huron River Drive. 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.

Mayor's Green Fair

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Main Street Ann Arbor, between Huron Street and William Street

Free

The City of Ann Arbor Mayor's office is hosting the 18th annual Mayor's Green Fair to celebrate our community's environmental leadership as exhibited by citizens, nonprofits, government and businesses. Ann Arbor's downtown Main Street will be closed to car traffic between Huron and William streets, remaining open for pedestrians. Green Fair guests will enjoy displays of environmental information, "green" products, live music and the general urban outdoor environment. Information, entertainment and hands-on activities for all ages will be provided.

Bird Walk

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 7:30am to 9:30am

4150 Platt Road, Ann Arbor MI 48108

Free

The fields at Wheeler Service Center are home to uncommon grassland birds, including Bobolinks and Eastern Meadowlarks. We’ll find these and other grassland species and look for waterfowl on the pond. Please come prepared to walk in fields of tall grass. Bring binoculars if you have them, but they are not required. Use the Platt Road entrance and look for us in the small parking lot at the first turnoff on the right.

Stewardship Workday at Onder Nature Area

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 9:00am

295 Brookside Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48105

Free

Onder Nature Area is a small park, but part of a larger green corridor on the north side. It has a variety of both wet and dry habitats. Join us to pull non-native species such as dame’s rocket, that threaten these habitats. Meet at the intersection of Hilldale Drive and Brookside Drive. 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 Workday at Fuller Park

Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

1500 Island Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48109

Free

The natural area at Fuller Park is a floodplain forest with water-loving trees such as sycamores. Wildflowers like violets and bloodroot are also abundant. Help us pull invasive garlic mustard and dame’s rocket to protect this special community. Meet in the gravel Island Park parking lot at the end of Island drive. 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.

Stewards' Circle

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 7:30am to 8:30am

709 N. University Avenue, Ann Arbor MI 48104

Free

Are you interested in learning more about how to care for our natural areas? Then join the Stewardship Network's Huron Arbor cluster for an informal discussion on a monthly topic with volunteer and professional land stewards, plus others interested in nature. Free!

Stewardship Workday at Furstenberg Native Garden

Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

2475 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor MI 48105

Free

Do you love native plants? The Furstenberg native garden showcases a variety of beautiful Michigan natives. Lend a hand weeding the garden and learn more about native gardening. Meet in the parking lot off of Fuller 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 Workday

Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Riverwood Drive and Newport Road, Ann Arbor MI 48103

Free

This small park is home to many native plant species including beautiful flowering dogwoods. Non-native plants like garlic mustard threaten these native species. Help us maintain the quality of this woodland by pulling these exotic plants. Meet us near the park sign on Riverwood Drive, just west of Newport 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 Workday at Barton Nature Area

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

1010 W. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48105

Free

Pollinator Week is an international celebration of bees, birds, butterflies, bats, and beetles! Barton Nature Area is one of the top spots to see butterflies in Ann Arbor. Help us protect their habitat by pulling invasive species in the prairie. Meet at the Barton Dam parking lot just north of Bird Road on Huron River Drive. 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 Workday at Kuebler Langford Nature Area

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

640 Beechwood Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48103

Free

Love butterflies? This nature area is home to 35 species! Join us during Pollinator Week to maintain butterfly habitat by pulling non-native species around the park. Meet at the park entrance on Beechwood Drive, north of Sunset 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 Workday at Bluffs Nature Area

Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

236 Sunset Road, Ann Arbor MI 48105

Free

This once-disturbed site is now home to a prairie and many butterflies and insects. Celebrate Pollinator Week with NAP by pulling invasive species that threaten this precious pollinator habitat. Meet at the entrance on Sunset Road, near Wildt 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.

Stewardship Workday at Olson Park

Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

1505 Dhu Varren Road, Ann Arbor MI 48105

Free

Celebrate Pollinator Week by helping butterflies and other insect pollinators! This park is home to the city’s largest population of Wild Indigo Duskywing butterflies, a rare species in our area. Help improve habitat for pollinators by pulling non-native species in the prairie. Meet us at the entrance on Dhu Varren Road, just east of Pontiac Trail. 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.

Nature Walk with NAP and AADL

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

1352 Lakeshore Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48104

Free

Bandemer park is home to a variety of birds, butterflies, frogs and toads. Join NAP staff on a family-friendly walk through the park to learn more about this diversity. We will meet at the south end of the park, in the parking lot off Lake Shore Drive (via Main Street). Wear comfortable clothes and bring water if desired. The nature walks are a collaboration between the AADL 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!