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

Oak Wilt Workshop

Friday, April 28, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

NEW Center - 1100 N. Main Street #100 Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
Free
Oak Wilt has been showing up more and more in our area and most of us are just starting to learn how to deal with it. Come learn from experts how to identify and treat Oak Wilt and hear from some local practictioners who have recently delved into their own Oak Wilt projects.

May, 2017 Webcast - Making Sense of CWMA's, CISMA's, PRISM's & TSN Clusters: How Local Partnerships Enhance Invasive Species Control and Ecological Restoration

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Your home or office!
Free

Local conservation partnerships, such as CWMAs, CISMAs, PRISMS, and Stewardship Network Clusters, can address invasive species by enhancing cooperation and coordination across agency and organizational jurisdictions. This session will explore the projects, techniques, and methods used by local partnerships to address invasive plants and what role these groups play in regional and national invasive species efforts.

Wild Spring Greens

Saturday, May 20, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

County Farm Park - Located at the southwest corner of Washtenaw Ave. and Platt Rd. 2230 Platt Rd Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
Free
Join Parks Naturalist Shawn Severance for a hike in the woods to discover all that is green and delicious in May. Wild greens are deep local and full of flavor. We will gather some - possibly nettles, garlic mustard, lambs quarters depending on availability - This program hosted by Wastenaw County Parks.

New Invasives Identification and Treatment- Weed Warriors

Saturday, May 27, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Parker Mill County Park - 4650 Geddes Rd Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
Free
Bond with other Weed Warriors over new invasives. Learn identification and tricks for treatment. Workshop will include: narrow leaf bittercress, Oriental bittersweet, Japanese stilt grass, Japanese hedge parsley and more. Eligible for Michigan Conservation Stewards Continuing Education Credit.

Medicinal Plants Hike

Saturday, August 5, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Sharon Hills Preserve Sharon Hollow Rd. Manchester, MI 48158 United States
Free
Stroll with Legacy Land Conservancy's Land Steward Allene Smith through the varied botanical communities of Legacy's Sharon Hills Preserve to discover common plants used as medicine historically and today. Learn to properly identify some of these "herbal allies," hear a history of their use as medicine, and gain insight into why today's trained herbalists prize certain species. Expect to walk no more than two miles, with regular breaks for meeting and greeting our botanical companions.

Weed Warriors Redux

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 -
6:45pm to 8:30pm

Matthaei Botanical Gardens 1800 N. Dixboro Road Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
Free
Come and share your season's experience with invasives control: lessons learned, strategies, and frustrations. Eligible for Michigan Conservation Stewards Continuing Education Credit

Other Huron Arbor Cluster Area Events

Breeding Bird Survey Kickoff & Training

Thursday, April 13, 2017 -
7:00am to 8:00am

Natural Area Preservation Office, 3875 East Huron River Drive

Free

Thursday, April 13, 7 to 8:30pm
Natural Area Preservation Office, 3875 East Huron River Drive
Learn how to survey for breeding birds in Ann Arbor’s parks! Some experience in bird identification is necessary. Sign up for your favorite park, pick up survey materials, and learn about the 2016 survey results. Please register by April 10. For more information or to register call NAP at 734.794.6627, or send us an email at NAP@a2gov.org

Stewardship Workday

Saturday, April 15, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Miller Nature Area - Meet us at the Arborview Boulevard entrance, just east of Wildwood Avenue

Free

Saturday, April 15
Miller Nature Area
1 to 4 p.m.
Spring is here, and what better way to get outdoors after a long winter than enjoying nature at Miller Nature Area! Miller’s 22 acres include magnificent trees and miles of winding trails. We will be pulling invasive garlic mustard to make room for native spring wildflowers. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Meet us at the Arborview Boulevard entrance, just east of Wildwood Avenue. All minors must present a completed release form, and should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided.

Stewardship Workday - Earth Day!

Saturday, April 22, 2017 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

Marshall Nature Area - Meet in the parking lot off Dixboro Road, north of Plymouth Road.

Free

Saturday, April 22
Marshall Nature Area
9 a.m. to noon

Earth Day Woodland Stewardship at the Beckwith Preserve

Saturday, April 22, 2017 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

Beckwith Nature Preserve, Stockbridge, MI

Free

Every year Earth Day gives us a special opportunity to join together in celebration of the beauty and bounty of the living, breathing rock we call home. This year, let's spend some time in service to the Earth. Join Legacy Land Conservancy for an Earth Day celebration to help steward the Beckwith Preserve. We’ll remove garlic mustard and dame’s rocket to give our native woodland wildflowers more room to breathe. Please dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, and bring a water bottle. We’ll provide gloves, tools, and snacks; you just bring your Earth-loving attitude!

Stewardship workday

Saturday, April 22, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Meet at the Park Steward’s house—3470 Woodland Road, off East Huron River Drive.

Free

Huron Parkway Nature Area is home to many types of wildlife – everything from birds to turtles can be found in this secluded nature area. This Earth Day, we will remove garlic mustard and other invasive herbs that would otherwise take over the park. Meet at the Park Steward’s house—3470 Woodland Road, off East Huron River Drive.
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.

Turtle Steward Kick-off & Training

Saturday, April 22, 2017 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm

Gallup Canoe Livery Meeting Room

Free

Saturday, April 22
4:00pm-7:00pm
Gallup Canoe Livery Meeting Room
At least 6 species of turtles live and nest in the city, maybe more! Help us protect nest sites, monitor populations, and look for turtles in habitats along the river and creeks! We’ll cover species identification, nest monitoring, and how to report your turtle observations. This training will be indoors. Please register by April 13. For more information or to register call NAP 734.794.6627, or send us an email at NAP@a2gov.org.

Ann Arbor Earth Day Festival

Sunday, April 23, 2017 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm

Leslie Science & Nature Center, 1831 Traver Road

Free

Sunday, April 23, noon to 4:00 p.m.
Leslie Science & Nature Center, 1831 Traver Road
Join us for an afternoon of celebrating the Earth through entertainment, education, exploration, and fun! This free, family-friendly event features displays from local environmental, nonprofit, and governmental organizations; live animal demonstrations; hands-on activities; live entertainment; green building & commuting technologies; energy topics; water awareness; sustainable agriculture; and more.

Stewardship Workday - Earth Day Weekend!

Sunday, April 23, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Huron Hills Golf Couse Woods - Meet us on Hunting Valley Road off of Provincial Drive.

Free

Sunday, April 23, 1 to 4 p.m.
Huron Hills Golf Course Woods
Help us celebrate Earth Day by removing invasive species from Huron Hills Golf Course Woods, in order to make room for native spring wildflowers! We will also be doing trail maintenance.
Meet us on Hunting Valley Road off of Provincial Drive. 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. Free.

Nature Walk with Ann Arbor District Library

Thursday, April 27, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Mary Beth Doyle Park - Meet us at he parking lot off Packard Road, across from Easy Street, or park at the Mallets Creek branch library and walk on-half mile east on the south side of Eisenhower and Packard.

Free

Nature Walk with Ann Arbor District Library
Thursday, April 27
Mary Beth Doyle Park
6:30 to 8 p.m.

Stewardship Workday - Arbor Day Weekend

Saturday, April 29, 2017 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

Furstenberg Nature Area - Native Garden - Meet us in the parking lot off of Fuller Road

Free

Saturday, April 29, 9 a.m. to noon
Furstenberg Nature Area - Native Garden
Love gardening? At this stewardship workday, we will be planting and prepping Furstenberg’s native garden space! Help provide habitat for local pollinators at Furstenberg this weekend.
Meet us in the parking lot off of Fuller Road. 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.

Stewardship Workday - Arbor Day Weekend

Saturday, April 29, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Bird Hill Nature Area - Join us at the Beechwood entrance off of Sunset Rd.

Free

Saturday, April 29, 1 to 4 p.m.
Bird Hills Nature Area
Bird Hills is our largest nature area and is home to a wide array of plant and animal species, some of which make their homes in this nature area’s many towering trees. However, some of these species are invasive and serve little benefit to the other species that call

Stewardship Workday - Arbor Day Weekend

Sunday, April 30, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Mary Beth Doyle Park - Meet us at the parking lot off of Packard Road, across from Easy Street

Free

Sunday, April 30, 1 to 4 p.m.
Mary Beth Doyle Park

Stewardship Workday

Saturday, May 6, 2017 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

Molin Nature Area - Meet at the park entrance at the intersection of Powell Avenue and Columbia Avenue.

Free

Saturday, May 6
Molin Nature Area
9 a.m. to noon
This narrow, 7-acre park has one main trail dotted by beautiful Bur Oak, Sugar Maple, Shagbark Hickory, and other native trees. Help us make room for native wildflowers and other understory plant species by removing invasive plants like garlic mustard. Meet at the park entrance at the intersection of Powell Avenue and Columbia Avenue. 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.

Stewardship Workday

Sunday, May 7, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Oakridge Nature Area - Meet in the southeast corner of the University of Michigan parking lot (at the northwest corner of the intersection of Glazier way and Huron Parkway)

Free

Sunday, May 7
Oakridge Nature Area
1 to 4 p.m.

19th Annual Garlic Mustard Weed Out Day

Saturday, May 13, 2017 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

Garlic Mustard Weed Out Day will be happening in various parks around Ann Arbor including: White Oak Park, Hannah Nature Area, Black Pond Woods Nature Area, Marshall Nature Area, Riverwood Nature Area, Sunset Brooks Nature Area, see detailed directions in description.

Free

Saturday, May 13th, 9 a.m. to noon

Stewardship Workday

Saturday, May 20, 2017 -
9:00am to 4:00pm

Dolph Nature Area - Meet us at the parking lot on the east side of Wagner Road, between Liberty and Jackson.

Free

Saturday, May 20
Dolph Nature Area
9am to noon

Stewardship Workday

Saturday, May 20, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Lakewood Nature Area - Meet us at the Lakewood Elementary School parking lot. 344 Gralake Ave.

Free

Saturday, May 20
Lakewood Nature Area
1 to 4pm
Come help native wildflowers thrive by removing invasive garlic mustard, dame’s rocket and other spring invasive plants from this 13-acre woodland. Meet us at the Lakewood Elementary School parking lot, 344 Gralake Ave. 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.

Nature Walk With Ann Arbor DIstrict Library

Thursday, May 25, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Bird Hills Nature Area - Meet at the Newport Road entrance, just north of M-14

Free

Nature Walk with Ann Arbor District Library
Thursday, May 25, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Bird Hills Nature Area
Birds Hills is the city’s largest nature area, and is rich in spring wildflowers! Come for a walk in the woods led by staff of the City’s Natural Area Preservation unit. Be prepared for hilly terrain! Meet at the Newport Rd. entrance, just north of M-14.

Shrub Identification

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 8:00am to Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 5:00pm

Eddy Discovery Center, Chelsea, Michigan

Fee Required - See Website

Two (2) day field class covering native and non-native wetland and upland shrub species found within wetland and transitional habitats. Participants will learn primarily through in-depth field instruction and some classroom instruction how to identify native and non-native shrubs by a variety of characteristics including leaves, flowers, buds and twigs. The class will visit field sites in the Waterloo-Pinckney area, including at least one successional/disturbed area to identify disturbed ground and lower quality site species.

Instructors:

Tony Reznicek, Ph.D.

Cost: