Upriver Nature Preserve Dedication

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From 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the second Saturday of every month, we 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.

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Upriver Nature Preserve Dedication

October 8 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This spring, an anonymous family generously donated 155 acres of natural land along the shores of the Little South Branch of the Pere Marquette River. Throughout the summer, the Land Conservancy of West Michigan has been readying the landscape for its debut as a publicly accessible nature preserve. Join us to celebrate the public opening and dedication of Upriver Nature Preserve!

There will be a short program and guided hikes and light refreshments will be provided. This event will take place outdoors—please dress appropriately for the weather.

Please RSVP to let us know you will be attending! The last day to register is Friday, September 30. After this date, please contact us directly by phone at (616) 451-9476 or email at lcwm@naturenearby.org to let us know you are attending.

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October 8
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Upriver Nature Preserve
13113 N Walnut Ave
Bitely, 49309
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