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 third Saturday of the month.


In 2017 the remaining dates are: May 20, June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16, October 21, November 18, December 16.


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.




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