Current Volunteer Events
October
Oct022021
Mears State Park - Fall Volunteer Day

Volunteers are needed to  perform tasks like snow fence set-up, take-down of benches, grills and tables, table painting, litter pick-up and fire pit cleaning. 

Oct022021
Warren Dunes State Park - Oct. 2, Volunteer Stewardship Workday

 Help keep our critical dunes free of invasive plants!  Volunteers will help remove privet, Japanese barberry and non-native honeysuckle from the park.

Oct022021
Algonac State Park - Oct. 2, Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Join us as we cut invasive shrubs to keep them from shading out native plants in this valuable prairie remnant.

Oct032021
Maybury State Park - Oct. 3, Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Help remove invasive shrubs that will otherwise take over this high-quality forest.

Oct082021
Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center - Volunteer Opportunity: Plant Native at Higgins Lake

Learn why native plants are so important for lakes, rivers, and wetlands. Then, help protect Higgins Lake by planting native plants along the shoreline.

Oct092021
Bald Mountain Recreation Area - Oct. 9, Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Join us cutting glossy buckthorn and other invasive shrubs that threaten this unique ecosystem.

Oct092021
Muskegon State Park - Oct. 9, Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Help us remove a landscape plant gone bad!  Japanese barberry is commonly planted as a landscape ornamental but has escaped and is spreading in our forests and dunes! 

Oct102021
Fort Custer Recreation Area - Oct. 10, Stewardship Volunteer Workday

Your help is needed to gather seed from native forbs and grasses!  This is a great activity for families, students and others to learn about native species while taking part in the restoration process!  

Oct162021
Belle Isle Park - Oct. 16, Stewardship Saturday

Our project will focus on cutting invasive shrubs, especially glossy buckthorn and honeysuckle, to restore the wet mesic flatwoods on the island.

Oct162021
Warren Dunes State Park - Oct. 16, Volunteer Stewardship Workday

 Help keep our critical dunes free of invasive plants!  Volunteers will help remove privet, Japanese barberry and non-native honeysuckle from the park.

Oct172021
Brighton Recreation Area - Oct. 17, Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Help remove invasive species that will otherwise take over these valuable prairie remnants.

Oct232021
Highland Recreation Area - Oct. 23, Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Help us remove invasive shrubs that threaten to take over the high-quality forest in Haven Hill Natural Area. 

Oct242021
Fort Custer Recreation Area - Oct. 24, Stewardship Volunteer Workday

Take part in the largest native prairie restoration in the state by helping collect local seed from wild forbs and grasses!  

Oct242021
Waterloo Recreation Area - Oct. 24, Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Aid restoration efforts by cutting glossy buckthorn, a terrible wetland invasive shrub that would otherwise takeover this valuable fen ecosystem.

Oct302021
Muskegon State Park - Oct. 30, Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Help us remove a landscape plant gone bad!  Japanese barberry is commonly planted as a landscape ornamental but has escaped and is spreading in our forests and dunes! 

Oct302021
Island Lake Recreation Area - Oct. 30, Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Help clear out invasive shrubs that could take over valuable prairie remnants and crowd out native plants.

Oct312021
Pinckney Recreation Area - Oct. 31, Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Join us in cutting invasive shrubs to protect Hankerd dry sand prairie and oak barrens and the native plants that call it home.