Stewardship Saturdays

Individuals and group volunteers are needed to assist in this once-a-month, regularly scheduled invasive plant removal effort in the University of Michigan-Dearborn Environmental Study Area. Pick one or more days to come out and help. This year-round, ongoing effort will help address the many threats posed by various invasive plants to the continuation of habitat health and quality. Each month will bring opportunities for optimal removal of various invasive plants according to current best management practices, etc.


All equipment for removing invasive plants will be provided by the Center. But, if you have a sturdy pair of long-handled branch loppers that you can bring, please do. Also, please bring your own drinking water and work gloves for use while we are out in the field.


This activity involves moderate physical activity in off trail natural habitat areas. Wear suitable work clothes that can be scraped and poked by twigs and/or the occasional thorny plant, or have contact with sticky bur seeds. A good pair of sturdy work shoes/boots is also a must. No sandals, please.


Stewardship Saturdays will take place from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on the following Saturdays in 2015:

January 17, February 20, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20, July 18, August 15, September 19, October 17, November 21, December 19.


Children must be at least 10 years of age to participate. For more information or to register for Stewardship Saturdays, please contact Rick Simek, the EIC Natural Areas Manager, at or call (313) 583-6371.




Quick Links

Rouge River
Bird Observatory

The Rouge River Bird Observatory is the longest- running, full-time urban bird research station in North America.
read more

Contact Us:

Interpretive Center
University of Michigan – Dearborn
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
(313) 593–5338