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

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!

Stewardship Workday at Marshall Nature Area

Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

3330 N. Dixboro Road, Ann Arbor MI 48105

Free

Pockets of prairie bloom in this park where farm fields were once located, but the biodiversity is threatened by non-native species. Join us to pull summer invasives and preserve the native community. Meet in the parking lot off Dixboro Road, 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 Bandemer Park

Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

A patch of dry prairie can be found along the railroad tracks at Bandemer Park, where sparks from passing trains occasionally ignited wildfires that maintained this open habitat. It is now home to tall grasses and goldenrods. Help us pull exotic weeds to maintain the quality of this special habitat. We will meet at the south end of the park, in the parking lot off Lake Shore Drive (via Main 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.

Free

A patch of dry prairie can be found along the railroad tracks at Bandemer Park, where sparks from passing trains occasionally ignited wildfires that maintained this open habitat. It is now home to tall grasses and goldenrods. Help us pull exotic weeds to maintain the quality of this special habitat. We will meet at the south end of the park, in the parking lot off Lake Shore Drive (via Main 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.

Waterloo Recreation Area Workday - Spotted Knapweed Pull

Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

16345 McClure Road, Chelsea 48118

Free

Saturday, July 7, 2018
Waterloo Recreation Area, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
We need your help to hand pull spotted knapweed, an invasive weed that would otherwise take over in this neat prairie remnant. Removing this plant will improve habitat for native species. Please wear long pants and long sleeves as some individuals are sensitive to this plant. Meet on Waterloo Road just west of M-52. Roadside parking. Map: 42.34670,-84.04250 ***This site has been known to have ground-nesting, stinging insects; please bring your sting relief kit if you are allergic.

Island Lake Rec Area Workday - Spotted Knapweed Pull

Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

12950 E. Grand River, Brighton 48116

Free

Saturday, July 7, 2018
Island Lake Recreation Area, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Help remove spotted knapweed from nice prairie remnants with volunteer stewards Bill B. and Kathy W.. Contact Kathy at 248-444-2970 with any day-of questions. Meet at the Dodge picnic area (approx. 15 minutes from the park entrance on Kensington Road). Map: 42.50635,-83.7379

Brighton Recreation Area Workday - Spotted Knapweed Pull

Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

6360 Chilson Rd,Howell 48843

Free

Sunday, July 8, 2018
Brighton Recreation Area, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Help hand pull spotted knapweed, sweet clover and other invasive, non-native weeds that will otherwise take over in these neat prairie remnants. Removing these plants will improve habitat for native species and keep their seeds out of the seed bank. Volunteer stewards Toni and Ken S. will be leading this workday; contact Toni with day-of questions at 734-353-7140. Meet at the two pull-off parking spots at one of Teahen Road’s 90 degree turns. Roadside parking. Map: 42.48549,-83.82480

Stewards' Circle- Building Management Plans

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 7:30am to 8:30am

709 N. University Ave. Ann Arbor MI 48104

Free

Do you have a natural area that you want to manage but don’t know here to start? How do you prioritize stewardship activities? Come learn about building management plans so you can get the most out of your restoration work.

Stewardship Workday at Furstenberg Native Garden

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

2475 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor MI 48105

Free

Furstenberg’s Native Garden is a living demonstration of the beauty of native wildflowers, and it serves as a helpful guide for native plant identification and an example of how they can be used in landscaping. Join Park Steward and Master Gardener Aunita Erskine to maintain this special garden. 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 at Furstenberg Nature Area

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

2475 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor MI 48105

Free

The prairie at Furstenberg Nature Area blooms with beautiful colors and is important habitat for many birds and pollinating insects. However, non-native species that provide little food for wildlife are crowding out native flowers. Join us to pull invasive species in order to allow the native plants to thrive. Meet us 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 at Ruthven Nature Area

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

3000 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Free

A glacial hill called a kame is the dominant feature in Ruthven Nature Area. Extensive progress has been made in restoring the native habitats here. Help us continue this work by pulling invasive plants in the hillside prairie. Meet at the Gallup Park boat launch parking lot (not the canoe livery), at the southeastern corner of Huron Parkway and Geddes 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.

Island Lake Rec Area Workday - Spotted Knapweed Pull

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

12950 E. Grand River, Brighton 48116

Free

Saturday, July 21, 2018
Island Lake Recreation Area, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Help hand pull spotted knapweed, an invasive weed that could take over in this neat prairie remnant if left unchecked. Removing this plant will improve habitat for native species. Please wear long pants and long sleeves as some individuals are sensitive to this plant. Volunteer stewards Toni and Ken S. will be leading this workday; contact Toni with day-of questions at 734-353-7140. Meet at the Dodge picnic area (approx. 15 minutes from the park entrance on Kensington Road). Map: 42.50635,-83.7379

Waterloo Recreation Area Workday - Spotted Knapweed Pull

Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

16345 McClure Road, Chelsea 48118

Free

Sunday, July 22, 2018
Waterloo Recreation Area, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Brighton Recreation Area Workday - Spotted Knapweed Pull

Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

6360 Chilson Rd,Howell 48843

Free

Sunday, July 22, 2018
Brighton Recreation Area, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Help hand pull spotted knapweed, sweet clover and other invasive, non-native weeds that will otherwise take over in these neat prairie remnants. Removing these plants will improve habitat for native species and keep their seeds out of the seed bank. Volunteer stewards Toni and Ken S. will be leading this workday; contact Toni with day-of questions at 734-353-7140. Meet at the two pull-off parking spots at one of Teahen Road’s 90 degree turns. Roadside parking. Map: 42.48549,-83.82480

Nature Walk at Black Pond Woods Nature Area

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

2080 Tibbits Court Ann Arbor MI 48105

Free

Named for the dark waters of its vernal pool, Black Pond Woods Nature Area is used as an outdoor classroom by the adjacent Leslie Science and Nature Center. Join NAP staff on a family-friendly walk through these woods. Meet us on Tibbits Court, off of Pontiac Trail. Wear comfortable clothes and bring water if desired. These nature walks are a collaboration between the AADL and Natural Area Preservation, and they take place once a month April through September. Some of AADL’s Science Tools will be available for use during the walk!

Pinckney Rec Area Workday - Spotted Knapweed Pull

Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

8555 Silver Hill Rd,Pinckney 48169

Free

Saturday, July 28, 2018
Pinckney Recreation Area, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Stewardship Workday at Black Pond Woods Nature Area

Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

2080 Tibbits Court, Ann Arbor MI 48105

Free

Black Pond Woods is an oak-hickory forest with beautiful wildflowers in the understory. These woods provide habitat for many birds, frogs, and salamanders. Help us keep this habitat healthy by pulling exotic invasive species such as Japanese hedge parsley. Meet on Tibbits Court, off 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.

Island Lake Rec Area Workday - Spotted Knapweed Pull

Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

12950 E. Grand River, Brighton 48116

Free

Saturday, August 4, 2018
Island Lake Recreation Area, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Waterloo Recreation Area Workday - Spotted Knapweed Pull

Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

16345 McClure Road, Chelsea 48118

Free

Sunday, August 5, 2018
Waterloo Recreation Area, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Stewardship Workday at Swift Run Marsh

Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Eddy Street and Verle Ave. Ann Arbor MI 48108

Free

Swift Run Marsh is a favorite spot for birders, with over 57 species of birds recorded here. In addition to the large pond, the park also includes a prairie. Help us pull non-native invasive species and maintain the trails. We’ll meet you on Eddy Street, off of Verle Avenue. 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.

Pinckney Rec Area Workday - Spotted Knapweed Pull

Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

8555 Silver Hill Rd,Pinckney 48169

Free

Sunday, August 12, 2018
Pinckney Recreation Area, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Stewards' Circle

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 7:30am to 8:30am

709 N. University Ave. 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 Olson Park

Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

1505 Dhu Varren Road, Ann Arbor MI 48105

Free

Olson Park was once a gravel pit, but is now a place to play soccer, ride a bike, or take a hike. It’s also home to many butterflies including the declining Monarch. Invasive weeds are invading the open meadows, threatening pollinator habitats. Join us to pull these non-native plants. 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.

Stewardship Workday at Dhu Varren Woods Nature Area

Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Birchwood Drive and Dhu Varren Road, Ann Arbor MI 48105

Free

Dhu Varren Woods Nature Area is a 13 acre woodland on the city’s north side. The beech, maple, oak, and hickory trees provide habitat for wildlife. Join us as we pull non-native species such as Japanese hedge parsley in the understory. Meet us at the intersection of Birchwood Drive and Dhu Varren 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 Furstenberg Nature Area

Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

2475 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor MI 48105

Free

This long narrow nature area beside the river contains many plant communities including a rare oak savanna and a restored prairie. Help us improve the native habitat by pulling exotic invasive species. Meet at 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.

Nature Walk with NAP and AADL

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

3270 Dunwoodie Road, Ann Arbor MI 48105

Free

Oakwoods Nature Area is a favorite birding destination because a wide variety of wading birds and waterfowl call it home. Join NAP staff on a family-friendly walk through this nature area. Meet us at the park entrance off of Dunwoodie. 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!