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

Stewardship Workday at Mary Beth Doyle Park

Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Packard Road and Easy Street, Ann Arbor MI 48108

Free

The woodland at Mary Beth Doyle Park contains an exceptional diversity of native trees and shrubs. Help us protect the native plants by cutting invasive shrubs such as honeysuckle and buckthorn. There will be opportunity to collect native seeds in the prairie as well. Meet at the parking lot off Packard Road, across from Easy 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.

Public Meeting- Controlled Ecological Burn Program

Monday, October 8, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

3875 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48104

Free

Fire is used as a restoration tool in many of Ann Arbor’s natural areas. This meeting provides information and an opportunity for discussion about NAP’s Controlled Ecological Burn Program. This is the perfect opportunity to ask questions, learn more about the ecological benefits of burning, and hear about the specifics of effectively and safely using fire as a restoration tool. Burns are conducted in city parks throughout the spring and fall.

Stewards' Circle

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 7:30am to 8:30am

Bruegger's Bagels- 709 N. University Ave, Ann Arbor MI 48104

Free

This month’s topic: Partnering with UM SEAS
Learn how the UM School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) engages with local stewards, practitioners, and educators involved in conservation and restoration. SEAS has many partnerships from student research on the avian use of Ann Arbor rain gardens, to an educational tool on Phragmites control in the Detroit International Wildlife Refuge to public stewardship opportunities in university-owned properties. How can SEAS partner with you?

Woodland Restoration at Whitmore Lake

Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

1551 7 Mile Road Whitmore Lake, MI 48189

Free

Whitmore Lake Preserve contains a variety of habitats including meadows, hardwood forests, and wooded wetlands. Join us to explore the Preserve and improve the forest by removing invasive shrubs. Please be prepared for working off-trail. This workday led by Stewardship Coordinator, Katie Carlisle. Snacks, gloves and water provided.

Stewardship Workday at Furstenberg Nature Area

Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

2475 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor MI 48105

Free

Furstenberg is 38 acres of rich habitat diversity, including tall grass prairie, oak woodland, and wetlands. Non-native plants are choking the native plants and we need your help to stop them. Spend the day enjoying the beauty of this park while removing non-native offenders. Meet us in the parking lot off 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

Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Huron Parkway and Geddes Road, Ann Arbor MI 48105

Free

Ruthven Nature Area is a 20 acre park with a hill that overlooks the Huron River. NAP staff and volunteers have done a lot of work to restore the native plant communities here. Lend a hand with this restoration work by cutting invasive shrubs and collecting native seeds. Meet us at the Gallup boat dock parking lot, at the southeast 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.

Volunteer Appreciation Potluck

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard Road, Ann Arbor MI 48108

Free

All volunteers, past, present, and future, are invited to our annual appreciation event! Let’s celebrate our collective accomplishments while sharing food and community. Games, door prizes, and fun activities for all. Please bring a dish to pass and friends or family. Costumes are encouraged. RSVPs appreciated. Call us at 734.794.6627 or email us at NAP@a2gov.org by October 16.

Stewardship Workday at Sunset Brooks Nature Area

Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

1500 Beechwood Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48103

Free

What better way to spend a crisp fall morning than exploring the 7.8 acre hickory woodland of Sunset Brooks? You can enjoy the wetlands and dogwood groves while helping to maintain them by removing threatening, invasive shrubs. Meet at the Beechwood entrance to the park. 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, October 21, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

650 Beechwood Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48103

Free

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. Come see how gorgeous the 161 acres of Bird Hills are right now while simultaneously helping to protect these acres by removing invasive shrubs like buckthorn. We’ll also collect native seeds in order to help spread these native plants. Join us at the Beechwood entrance off 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.

Woodland Restoration at Britton Woods

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

2230 Platt Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Free

As the name suggests, most of County Farm Park was once agricultural land. The area that was not farmed is Britton Woods – 18 acres of lovely upland and floodplain forest. Help us improve the woodland by removing invasive shrubs such as buckthorn and honeysuckle. Please be prepared for working off-trail. This hike meets at the Medford Pavilion. This workday led by Stewardship Coordinator, Katie Carlisle. Snacks, gloves and water provided.

Stewardship Workday at Miller Nature Area

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

1742 Arborview Blvd, Ann Arbor MI 48103

Free

Miller Nature Area is an example of a disturbed site returning to its former natural beauty. However, many invasive species remain. Join us to cut non-native shrubs to increase the native biodiversity. Meet us at the Arborview Boulevard entrance, just east of Wildwood 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.

Stewardship Workday at Braun Nature Area

Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

1400 Chalmers Dr. Ann Arbor MI 48104

Free

Malletts Creek runs through Braun Nature Area and wetland plants thrive along its banks. However, exotic shrubs such as honeysuckle are threatening the biodiversity here. Join us to remove these invasive species, allowing the native plants to flourish. Meet at the park entrance on Chalmers 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 Huron Parkway Nature Area

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

3470 Woodland Road, Ann Arbor MI 48104

Free

Huron Parkway Nature Area contains a pond and wetlands encircled by woodlands and meadow. These diverse communities are home to everything from fox to owls. We need your help maintaining the quality of this habitat by removing invasive shrubs. We’ll also be collecting native seeds. You might even catch a glimpse of a white feathered wild turkey. Meet at the Park Steward’s house- 3470 Woodland Road, off East 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.

Stewardship Workday at Cedar Bend Nature Area

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

1500 Island Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48109

Free

Autumn is a magical season of migration in the riverside nature area of Cedar Bend. Plentiful oak, hickory, and cherry trees provide habitat for these birds and other wildlife. Enjoy spotting birds while cutting down the invasive plants menacing this habitat. We’ll also collect native seeds to help disperse these important plants. Meet us at the 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.

Stewardship Workday at Scarlett Mitchell Nature Area

Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

3300 Lorraine Street, Ann Arbor MI 48108

Free

Scarlett Mitchell Nature Area is not only 88 acres of diverse plant communities, it is also the location of many school field trips. Help our kids continue to enjoy the natural native wonders of this area by removing invasive shrubbery. Meet in the Scarlett Middle School parking lot off Lorraine 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.

Stewards' Circle

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 7:30am to 8:30am

Bruegger's Bagels, 709 N. University Ave. Ann Arbor MI 48104

Free

This month’s topic: Prioritizing Conservation
With so much to do, how do you prioritize which areas will receive resources for conservation work? What are some tools that can be used to make these decisions? Join us to discuss the benefits and drawbacks of using certain criteria to determine priorities.

Stewardship Workday (Family Volunteer Day) at Barton Nature Area

Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

1010 W. Huron River Drive

Free

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, what better way to show gratitude for our beautiful natural areas than by helping to improve the biodiversity of Barton Nature Area, an essential part of Ann Arbor’s riverside greenway. Family Volunteer Day celebrates families that work together to improve their communities. Bring your family and join the NAP family in removing invasive shrubs and collecting native seeds. Meet at the Barton Dam parking lot on Huron River Drive. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes.