City of Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation

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Stewardship Workday at Cedar Bend Nature Area for Make a Difference Day

Cedar Bend Nature Area 1500 Island Drive, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

REGISTER AT: The fourth Saturday in October is a national informal holiday known as Make a Difference Day. NAP is proud to offer opportunities to make a difference by stewarding the natural areas in Ann Arbor’s parks. Join other volunteers in removing exotic shrubs from the natural habitat that sustains us all. Meet at the […]

Stewardship Workday at Berkshire Creek Nature Area

Berkshire Creek Nature Area 1970 S Huron Parkway, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

REGISTER AT: The soil in this oak-hickory forest is mesic – it holds moisture, but also drains well. It’s like a big sponge that collects, stores, and releases water slowly. This is a great feature for our oaks and woodland plants, but it also attracts those pesky exotic shrubs that can quickly change the […]

Stewardship Workday at Stapp Nature Area

Stapp Nature Area 3300 Huron Parkway, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

REGISTER AT: With fewer than 9 acres, the diversity of trees at Stapp Nature Area makes it something of a novelty among Ann Arbor’s parks. White, black, and bur oaks; shagbark, bitternut, and pignut hickories, as well as red maple, black walnut, white ash, and slippery elm. Biodiversity is one of the most important […]

Stewardship Workday at Leslie Woods Nature Area

Leslie Woods Nature Area 2000 Upland Dr, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

REGISTER AT: Kentucky coffeetree can be found on river floodplains like areas of Leslie Woods, which is part of the Traver Creek watershed. What really makes the tree notable are its fruits, which are rounded seeds in a stout pod. The seeds resemble coffee beans, and they were actually roasted and used as a […]

Stewardship Workday at Black Pond Woods Nature Area

Black Pond Woods Nature Area 1831 Traver Road, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

REGISTER AT: Did you know that in 2013, a tributary of Traver Creek—designated the Arrowood Branch—was brought aboveground after being buried in a drainage pipe for 40 years? This branch originates in Black Pond Woods, where biodiversity is relatively high. Any stewardship work done at Black Pond Woods will support the health of Traver […]

Stewardship Workday at Arbor Hills Nature Area

Arbor Hills Nature Area Ann Arbor, MI, United States

REGISTER AT: The wetlands at Arbor Hills are part of a complex of seasonal pools and permanent ponds in the northeast area of the city. The park is a wedge of woods and wetlands and has some special features that are rare in Ann Arbor’s parks, such as a portion of small buttonbush swamp, […]

Stewardship Workday at Bird Hills Nature Area

Bird Hills Nature Area 1850 Newport Rd, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

REGISTER AT: Bird Hills is located at the northern tip of the Fort Wayne Moraine. A moraine is a mass of rocks and sediment that are carried by a glacier, and then deposited as ridges–-and if you’ve been to Bird Hills, you’ve experienced some of those ridges! Formed about 14,000 years ago, the Fort […]

Stewardship Workday at Gallup Wet Prairie

Gallup Wet Prairie 3000 Fuller Rd, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

REGISTER AT: Wetlands are an important part of Michigan’s landscape and are essential to water quality for humans and wildlife alike. Wet prairies are native wetland grasslands that occur in certain areas with fluctuating water levels. They also depend on fire to maintain open conditions and species diversity. Help remove invasive plants to relieve […]

Stewardship Workday at Furstenberg Nature Area

Furstenberg Nature Area 2626 Fuller Rd, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

REGISTER AT: Sometimes it’s easy to forget that nondescript plants and animals may have important characteristics that allow an ecosystem to thrive. And while we’d like to always have a view of the water, riverside vegetation can reduce run-off into the water and control erosion. Important ecosystems and a riparian buffer combine with natural […]

Stewardship Workday at Dolph Nature Area for Family Volunteer Day

Dolph Nature Area 375 Parklake Ave, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

REGISTER AT: 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 Dolph Nature Area, a park beloved by all ages? #FamilyVolunteerDay celebrates families that #VolunteerTogether to improve their communities. Bring your family and join the NAP family in […]

Stewardship Workday at Braun Nature Area

Braun Nature Area 1400 Chalmers Drive, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

REGISTER AT: Mallett’s Creek flows through Braun Nature Area and the sounds of its riffles make it a very serene place. Prairie plants grow along the stream here, and they have been thriving after some prescribed burning and a good deal of volunteer elbow grease removing invasive shrubs by hand. Plants like big bluestem, […]

Stewardship Workday at Kuebler Langford Nature Area

Kuebler Langford Nature Area ​101 W Huron River Dr, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Register at: Since the time of its acquisition, Kuebler Langford has been a park of importance to the people of Ann Arbor. As this natural area continues to recover from top-soil removal and compaction from the 1970’s, we are left with areas of stunning prairie and forests. Because Kuebler Langford was fought for and won […]

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