Help out in Ann Arbor’s natural areas this weekend in honor of Earth Day

ANN ARBOR – The City of Ann Arbor Conservation Area is celebrating Earth Day this weekend by hosting administrative working days in three local natural areas on Saturday and Sunday.

The annual Earth Day celebration dates back to 1970 when a day was proclaimed to encourage citizen participation to improve the planet.

Here in Ann Arbor, the NAP holds volunteer working days on a regular basis year-round to help conserve the city’s many parks and natural areas.

“Preserving natural areas in cities like Ann Arbor is critical to strengthening the planet’s ecosystem network,” said a city press release. “NAP invites volunteers to celebrate 51 years of Earth Day by helping clear non-native plants and improving the habitat for native flora and fauna.”

Here the city will host working days this weekend:

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Bluffs natural area

  • Saturday, April 24th: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Sunset Brooks Natural Area

  • Saturday, April 24th: 1pm – 4pm

Marshall nature area

  • Sunday, April 25: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

As with all NAP Stewardship Working Days, registration is required and space is limited.

Registration for the weekend events ends on Friday at 12 noon.

Participants must wear a face mask at all times and maintain a social distance of at least two meters from other people outside their household.

Volunteers are also asked to wear closed-toe shoes, gardening gloves and long trousers.

While the events are open to all age groups, minors should be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

The meeting point will be sent to the volunteers after registration is complete.

Have any questions? Contact NAP at 734-794-6627 or [email protected]

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