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

Waterloo Recreation Area volunteer workday

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Waterloo Recreation Area. See description for details.

Free

We will be searching for oriental bittersweet and invasive shrubs in the higher quality areas of McClure woods. Help us cut scattered, outlier invasives to keep them from taking over; the native flora and fauna will thank us. Please arrive on time so we can get a prompt start and cover a lot of ground. Meet at the park headquarters at 16345 McClure Road in Chelsea. GPS coordinates: 42.33298, -84.10672

Island Lake Recreation Area volunteer workday

Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Island Lake Recreation Area. See description for details.

Free

Help collect seed from some of the later-blooming wildflowers like asters and goldenrods. This will be the last seed collection workday for the year at this park! Take the only park road until you see signs (approx. 15 minutes from the entrance). We will likely meet at Dodge picnic area and hike about a half mile to get to the wildflower seed collection site.

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.

Pinckney Recreation Area volunteer workday

Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Pinckney Recreation Area. See description for details.

Free

Help us remove invasive shrubs from this neat prairie and oak barrens. We will be cutting small autumn olive and any other shrubs that don’t belong. Help us protect this site and the cool native plants that live here! Meet at the Halfmoon Lake entrance to help out. From North Territorial Road, take Hankerd Road north until you see the entrance on the left. GPS coordinates: 42.4140822,-83.9927

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

Island Lake Recreation Area volunteer workday

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Island Lake Recreation Area. See description for details.

Free

Help keep our Meadow Unit prairie remnants and adjacent oak woodlands beautiful and full of native plants. Join us as we cut and herbicide invasive shrubs like autumn olive, honeysuckle and buckthorn. We’ll focus on cutting the shrubs that are starting to encroach into the prairies and hope that the rest were set back by our prescribed fire in the spring. Meet at the Riverbend Picnic Area parking lot. GPS coordinates: 42.504968, -83.709577

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.

What, My Herbicide Did That!?! You Can't Be Serious!

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Matthaei Botanical Gardens

Free

Title is self-explanatory.

Waterloo Recreation Area volunteer workday

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Waterloo Recreation Area. See description for details.

Free

We will remove invasive glossy buckthorn and others to restore this fen wetland; join in the fun! Our efforts will give the native, sun-loving prairie plants more room to grow and keep glossy buckthorn from invading. We'll be trekking deep into the fen so bring your sense of adventure. Meet at the small parking lot on the southeast corner of Glenn and Mt. Hope Roads. GPS coordinates: 42.3123,-84.2093 ***Waterproof boots, either knee-high rubber boots or hip waders, are recommended for this site.

Pinckney Recreation Area volunteer workday

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Pinckney Recreation Area. See description for details.

Free

Hankerd dry sand prairie and oak barrens is a neat place that needs ongoing removal of invasive shrubs to keep it in good condition! We will be cutting small autumn olive and any other shrubs that don’t belong. Help us protect this site and the neat native plants that call it home! Meet at the Halfmoon Lake entrance to help out. From North Territorial Road, take Hankerd Road north until you see the entrance on the left. GPS coordinates: 42.4140822,-83.9927