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DNR looking for Stewardship Volunteers
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DNR looking for Stewardship Volunteers

Volunteering for the Department of Natural Resources is a great way to get outdoors and enjoy the State Parks, get exercise, and breathe some fresh air while still having fun and enjoying the magnificent scenery that Michigan is known for.

Volunteers are needed from Berrien County north to Muskegon County. The State calls this a volunteer stewardship program throughout the month of May. Come prepared with appropriate clothing for outdoor work, layered, if possible, for a good days' work. Gloves and drinking water are a must.

Youth groups, scouts, service clubs and classes are needed to locate and remove the invasive weed, known as Garlic Mustard. This plant is a threat to wildflowers like trillium and bloodroot along with others. Volunteers may work on an individual basis also.

Scheduled workdays are listed below:

Hoffmaster Park (Muskegon Co): Saturday, May 4th, 10am-1pm; Sunday, May 12th, 1-4pm

Muskegon State Park (Muskegon Co): Saturday, May 18th, 10am-1pm

Fort Custer Recreation Area (Kazoo Co): May 5th, 1-4pm

Saugatuck Dunes State Park: (Allegan Co): Saturday, May 11th, 10am-1pm

Warren Dunes State Park: (Berrien Co): Sunday, May 19th, 1-4pm

All volunteers are asked to register, using the form available at the DNR volunteer stewardship workdays calendar web page. Information also available by calling Heidi Frei at 269-685-6851, ext. 147 or e-mail to freih@michigan.gov

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