Be a part of one of the longest-running restoration projects in Grand Rapids! Participants will remove invasive glossy buckthorn that threatens the unique wetland on the preserve. After the workday, join us for refreshment next door at the Hideout Brewing Company.
Participants should wear appropriate clothing for outdoor work, including long pants and sturdy shoes. Appropriate for ages 12 and up.
Contact Justin Heslinga at 616-451-9476 or by email to register.
About Second Saturday Events
The Land Conservancy’s 16 nature preserves contain an incredible diversity of natural features including prairies, forests, and wetlands that are great places to explore. However, invasive species and altered natural processes threaten to degrade the ecological quality of many of our preserves. Active management is often needed to ensure the long-term sustainability of these wonderful natural areas, and we need your help.
Fortunately, through our Second Saturdays event series, there are now plenty of opportunities to get involved.
From 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the second Saturday of every month, the Land Conservancy will host a volunteer event that focuses on ecological restoration activities including invasive species removal, seed collecting, and native plant installation. Volunteers may also be involved with trail maintenance, general clean-up, or other tasks that help visitors better enjoy our magnificent natural areas.
Tools, work gloves, water, and snacks will be provided.