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

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

Stewardship Workday

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

1175 Bird Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Free

The 3 miles of trails in Bird Hills give some lovely views of the Huron River. This is the largest Nature Area in Ann Arbor, and provides a great space to get out and see wildlife and wildflowers. Volunteers are needed to help remove invasive weeds like Japanese hedge parsley throughout the park. This is a great workday for the family. Join us at the Bird Road entrance to this park, west of Huron River Drive (additional parking in Barton Nature Area Dam entrance). Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes.

Stewardship Workday

Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

2800 Verle Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Free

Walk along Malletts Creek, watch the birds at the pond, play a game of disc golf, or ride your bike on the paved path – no matter what you’re doing in this park, you’re sure to see the effects of ongoing restoration work. Mary Beth Doyle Park has been transformed by volunteers! Help continue the effort by removing invasive weeds in the open areas of this park. Meet us on Verle Ave., off of Platt Road. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Every participant must present a completed release form, and all minors should be accompanied by a guardian.

Stewardship Workday

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

1352 Lakeshore Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Free

A patch of dry prairie lines the Border-To-Border Trail in this park along the river, with many plants that are uncommon in our area. Help maintain this patch of special habitat by hand-pulling exotic weeds. We will meet at the main parking area off Barton Drive. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Every participant must present a completed release form, and all minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided.

Nature Walk with Ann Arbor District Library

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

2475 Fuller Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Free

This long, narrow nature area along the Huron River has many beautiful open areas, where habitats like prairies, a mitigated wetland, and even a sedge meadow are accessible via paths and boardwalks. Come learn more broadly about this beautiful nature area at this event. Staff from Natural Area Preservation will lead a family-friendly nature walk through the woods. Please meet in the parking lot off Fuller Road.

Stewardship Workday

Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Mary Beth Doyle Park

Free

The 81 acres of Mary Beth Doyle Park include a nature area, disc golf course, playground and a storm water retention pond. Help us manage the nature area and improve wildlife habitat by removing invasive shrubs like honeysuckle and buckthorn. Meet us at the parking lot off Packard Road, across from Easy Street. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Every participant must present a completed release form, and all minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided.

Stewards Circle

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 7:30am to 8:30am

Bruegger's Bagels, 709 N University Ave.

Free

Tuesday, September 12
Bruegger’s Bagels, 709 N University Ave
7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
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!
This month’s topic: Managing Phragmites

Stewardship Workday

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Onder Nature Area entrance at the intersection of Hilldale Drive and Brookside Drive

Free

Saturday, September 16
Onder Nature Area
9 a.m. to noon

Stewardship Workday

Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Redbud Nature Area entrance at the intersection of Parkwood Ave and Jeanne Street

Free

Sunday, September 17
Redbud Nature Area
1 to 4 p.m.
Redbud Nature Area is a favorite place for many neighbors to enjoy a walk through the woods or a short hike with their dog. Help us remove invasive species like honeysuckle so more native plants can thrive. Meet at the park entrance at the intersection of Parkwood Avenue and Jeanne Street. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Every participant must present a completed release form, and all minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided.

Stewardship Workday

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Furstenberg Nature Area entrance on Fuller Road, across from Huron High School

Free

Saturday, September 23
Furstenberg Nature Area
9 a.m. to noon
Furstenberg Nature Area is a lovely 38-acre riverside park and home to wetlands, woodlands, prairie, and oak savanna. Help us remove invasive plants in order for the native ecosystem to thrive. Please meet in the parking lot off of Fuller Road across from Huron High School. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Every participant must present a completed release form, and all minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided.

Stewardship Workday

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Gallup Park boat dock parking lot, southeast corner of Huron Parkway and Geddes Road

Free

Saturday, September 23
Ruthven Nature Area
1 to 4 p.m.

Nature Walk with Ann Arbor District Library

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Argo Nature Area parking lot north of the Argo Canoe Livery, off Longshore Drive

Free

This 22.5 acre preserve is an interesting combination of habitats, including emergent wetland, mesic forest, and oak-hickory forest. Come learn more about the habitat and the fascinating creatures it supports at this family-friendly nature walk! Meet in the parking lot north of the Argo Canoe Livery, off Longshore Drive.
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!

Stewardship Workday- National Public Lands Day

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 1:00pm

Argo Nature Area parking lot north of the Argo Canoe Livery, off Longshore Drive

Free

Come enjoy a day by the river and learn how to identify and cut invasive species such as buckthorn and honeysuckle. Doing so will allow native species to thrive and provide natural habitat for wildlife. Meet in the parking lot north of the Argo Canoe Livery, off Longshore Drive. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Every participant must present a completed release form, and all minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided.

Saturday, September 30
Argo Nature Area
1 to 4 p.m.

Stewardship Workday

Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Miller Nature Area entrance on Arborview Boulevard, just east of Wildwood Avenue

Free

Miller Nature Area has a unique history including logging, farming, and gravel mining, and now this park is enjoyed by many neighbors. Help us maintain the unique landscape that Miller has to offer by removing invasive shrubs such as buckthorn and honeysuckle. Meet us at the Arborview Boulevard entrance, just east of Wildwood Avenue. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Every participant must present a completed release form, and all minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided.

Stewardship Workday

Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

3470 Woodland Road (park steward's house), off East Huron River Drive

Free

Autumn is a great season to explore Ann Arbor’s natural areas. Join us to enjoy the autumn colors while removing invasive plants, which will allow more native plant species to become established. Meet at the Park Steward’s house—3470 Woodland Road, off East Huron River Drive. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Every participant must present a completed release form, and all minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided.

Sunday, October 8
Huron Parkway Nature Area
9 a.m. to noon

Stewards' Circle

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 7:30am to 8:30am

Bruegger's Bagels, 709 N University Ave

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!
This month’s topic: Urban Trees: Ecosystem Services and Disservices

Public Meeting- Controlled Ecological Burn Program

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

3875 East Huron River Drive

Free

Wednesday, October 11
NAP Office, 3875 East Huron River Drive
7 to 8:30 p.m.

Stewardship Workday

Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Scarlett Middle School parking lot off Lorraine Street

Free

Come help preserve the mature oak hickory woodland in this diverse natural area. Scarlett Mitchell Nature Area gets used regularly by both neighbors and students at Mitchell Elementary and Scarlett Middle Schools. We will be cutting and removing invasive shrubs like honeysuckle and buckthorn to maintain this quality woodland. Meet in the Scarlett Middle School parking lot off Lorraine Street. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Every participant must present a completed release form, and all minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided.

Stewardship Workday

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Bluffs Nature Area entrance on Sunset Road near Wildt Street

Free

Tucked away within Bluffs’ 39 acres is an open field filled with native prairie species. Come out and help us preserve this beautiful habitat by removing invasive shrubs, such as buckthorn and honeysuckle, which are encroaching on the prairie. Meet at the entrance on Sunset Road near Wildt Street. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Every participant must present a completed release form, and all minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided.

Saturday, October 21
Bluffs Nature Area
9 a.m. to noon

Stewardship Workday

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Kuebler Langford Nature Area entrance on Beechwood Drive, north of Sunset Road

Free

Despite some parts of the park being used as a staging area for the construction of M-14, the majority of Kuebler Langford was fortunately left in good ecological condition. The north side of the wooded ravine hosts the park’s greatest biological diversity with wild ginger, maiden-hair fern and doll’s-eyes decorating the slopes. The park also features a prairie remnant, but invasive shrubs are encroaching on this beautiful habitat. Come out to collect native seeds and remove harmful species to help this prairie thrive! Meet at the park entrance on Beechwood Drive, north of Sunset Road.

Stewardship Workday

Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Oakwoods Nature Area entrance off Dunwoodie

Free

This oak-hickory woodland includes a small pond and wetland, which are great spots for bird watching or listening for frog calls. We’ll be cutting and removing invasive shrubs such as buckthorn and honeysuckle to improve the habitat. Meet us at the park entrance off of Dunwoodie. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Every participant must present a completed release form, and all minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided.

Sunday, October 22
Oakwoods Nature Area
1 to 4 p.m.

Stewardship Workday- Make a Difference Day

Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Black Pond Woods Nature Area entrance on Tibbits Court, off Pontiac Trail

Free

This beautiful 32-acre woodland is visited by thousands of children every year where they play and learn all about the natural environment. Work with us using handsaws and loppers to remove invasive shrubs, and help us collect native seeds to protect this ecosystem for all. This is a great park to bring families out to enjoy a day outdoors. Meet us on Tibbits Court, off of Pontiac Trail. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Every participant must present a completed release form, and all minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided.

Stewardship Workday- Make a Difference Day

Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Black Pond Woods Nature Area entrance on Tibbits Court, off Pontiac Trail

Free

This beautiful 32-acre woodland is visited by thousands of children every year where they play and learn all about the natural environment. Work with us using handsaws and loppers to remove invasive shrubs, and help us collect native seeds to protect this ecosystem for all. This is a great park to bring families out to enjoy a day outdoors. Meet us on Tibbits Court, off of Pontiac Trail. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Every participant must present a completed release form, and all minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided.

Stewardship Workday

Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Sunset Brooks Nature Area entrance on Sunset Road, at the end of Brooks Street

Free

Sunset Brooks is truly a gem among our nature areas. It features 7.8 acres of beautiful wetlands and rolling woods dotted with oaks and hickories, which are further decorated by dogwood groves and wildflowers in the spring. To ensure the health of these vibrant ecological communities, the Park Stewards here need your help! Come learn how to identify and remove the invasive species threatening this much loved park. Meet us at the park entrance on Sunset Road, at the end of Brooks Street. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes.

Stewardship Workday

Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Bird Hills Nature Area Beechwood entrance off Sunset Road

Free

Bird Hills is our largest nature area and is home to a wide array of plant and animal species. Some of these species are invasive and serve little benefit to the other species that call Bird Hills home. Come out and help us collect native seeds and remove invasives like buckthorn and honeysuckle to help provide more natural habitat for all of the park’s great wildlife. Join us at the Beechwood entrance off of Sunset Road. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Every participant must present a completed release form, and all minors should be accompanied by a guardian.

Stewardship Workday

Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Island Park parking lot, at the end of Island Drive

Free

Cedar Bend Nature Area is the oldest park in Ann Arbor, dating back to the early 1900’s. Enjoy the same scenic views of the Huron River that drew nature lovers to Cedar Bend over 100 years ago while helping to cut and remove invasive shrubs such as honeysuckle and buckthorn. Meet us at the Island Park parking lot, at the end of Island Drive. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Every participant must present a completed release form, and all minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided

Stewards' Circle

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 7:30am to 8:30am

Bruegger's Bagels, 709 N University Ave.

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- Family Volunteer Day

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Dicken Woods entrance at the end of Dicken Drive, off South Maple Road

Free

Join the effort with NAP, the Friends of Dicken Woods, and neighbors to improve trails, clean up litter, and collect native seeds in this special woodland. Meet us at the end of Dicken Drive, off of South Maple Road. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Every participant must present a completed release form, and all minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided.

Saturday, November 18
Dicken Woods Nature Area
9 a.m. to noon

Stewardship Workday

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Marshall Nature Area parking lot off Dixboro Road, north of Plymouth Road

Free

Tremendous progress has been made to increase the native habitat in this large, 87-acre preserve and we invite you to help continue the effort! We’ll be removing invasive shrubs such as buckthorn and honeysuckle, to give native plants a chance to thrive. Meet in the parking lot off Dixboro Road, north of Plymouth Road. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Every participant must present a completed release form, and all minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided.

Sunday, November 19
Marshall Nature Area
1 to 4 p.m.