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September 2018

 

September 24

Ypsilanti Parks and Recreation, 3rd Annual Fall River Day, 12–3 p.m. at Riverside Park

Come kayak down the Huron River into Ford Lake at the 3rd Annual Fall River Day! Enjoy activities for kids and hear awesome presentations about the Canoe Launch at Frog Island Park, restoration ideas for the Huron River and much more! More information


September 25

Stand Up to Trump: Support Clean Cars, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. at the Dearborn Inn (20301 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn)


Get the chance to tell the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) to keep the 2012 standards and scrap the proposed changes on clean car standards instead of increasing the profits of Big Oil and auto companies! The clean car standards are one of the biggest climate protections we have. They are integral to the protection of public health, our jobs in Michigan and the climate so come show your support! RSVP. For more information contact  Erica at erica.dodt@sierraclub.org.


September 27

AADL Nature Walk, 6-7:30 p.m. at Marshall Nature Area

Join NAP staff on a nature walk to learn about native plants and animals that reside in this park. The trails at Marshall Nature Area wind through prairie, oak-hickory forest, and an old pine plantation. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and bring water if desired. The nature walks are a collaboration between the AADL and Natural Area Preservation that take place once a month April through September. Some of AADL's Science Tools will be available for use during the walk! Meet in the parking lot off of Dixboro Rd. near Plymouth Rd.


September 28

Smith Lecture: Under the Feet of Dinosaurs, 3:30 p.m. at the North University Building (Room 1528).

Hear Henry Fricke of Colorado College discuss an interesting new view on dinosaurs. "Under the Feet of Dinosaurs: A New View of Late Cretaceous Landscapes Along the Margin of the Western Interior Seaway".

There will be a reception afterwards in Room 2540. More Information


September 29

HRWC River Roundup, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. or 10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m., at the HRWC office Ann Arbor (1100 N Main Street)

Help restore and protect the Huron River! Volunteer and join HRWC collect samples of bugs and other creatures that live in our streams to tell how healthy the river system is, where the healthier areas are, and where the focus should be in restoration! Meet at the HRWC office then carpool to two streams in Livingston, Oakland, Wayne and/or Washtenaw Counties. More Information or contact Jason at jfrenzel@hrwc.org

SMLC's Fall Farm Workday, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. at the Conservancy Farm in Superior Township

Help get the Conservancy Farm ready for winter and learn what it takes to maintain this historic farm. To coincide with the fall cleanup day, SMLC is looking for volunteers willing to help with collecting and loading items for disposal. Contact Julie McLaughlin at  jmclaughlin@smlcland.org  or 734-484-6565 for more info and to RSVP!

NAP Stewardship Workday, 9a.m.-noon at Argo Nature Area

Help cut invasive shrubs at Argo Nature Area to allow more plentiful amounts of native plants grow! Meet in the parking lot North of the Argo Canoe Livery, off Longshore Drive. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. All participants must complete a release form, and all minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided. For more information call the office at 734.794.6627.

Huron River Watershed Council: 1100 North Main Street. 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM or 
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Volunteers meet at the Huron River Watershed Council's office in Ann Arbor (1100 North Main Street). Groups will then carpool to two different sites within the Livingston/Oakland/Wayne/Washtenaw Counties.

Volunteer with other Citizen Scientists of all ages and experience levels to collect all kinds of river bugs and creatures. Pollution-sensitive creatures help determine the health of the Huron River and steer action to restore and protect it.  Check out a preview  video  here ! Children are welcome to attend with an adult. Please register no later than Thursday, September 27, 2018

Registration and more information 

Contact: Jason at jfrenzel@hrwc.org


September 30 

GINLC Open House, 1–4 p.m. at Detroit River International Wildlife Area (28820 E River Rd, Grosse Ile)

Enjoy your own nature walk and meet GINLC (Grosse Ile Nature and Land Conservancy) members every Sunday afternoon from 1–4 p.m. May 6 to Oct 28, weather permitting.


October 2018

October 6

GINLC Stewardship Workday, 9–11 a.m. at Thorofare and Byromar Lane

Help clean-up the Kobiljak Preserve at this GINLC  (Grosse Ile Nature and Land Conservancy) stewardship event! More Information


October 7

GINLC Open House, 1–4 p.m. at Detroit River International Wildlife Area (28820 E River Rd, Grosse Ile)

Enjoy your own nature walk and meet GINLC (Grosse Ile Nature and Land Conservancy) members every Sunday afternoon from 1–4 p.m. May 6 to Oct 28, weather permitting.


October 10

Preserving Ourselves:  Local and International Perspectives on Climate Change Threats and Solutions,  8:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. at Seidman College of Business, GVSU

Hear “How the Dutch are Dealing with Climate Change: Polders, Politics and Markets” by Dr. Mandy de Wilde, author and researcher with Wageningen University (Netherlands) along with t hree 45-minute panel discussions with representatives from Michigan businesses, non-profits, and government. Topics include “Energy and Michigan’s Future: Policies and Practices”; “Business: Progress and Profit in an Age of Climate Change”; and “Moving Forward Together: What We Can All Do.” Please RSVP by contacting Jan O’Connell at 616-956-6646 or email at  jan.oconnell@sierraclub.org


October 13

Friends of the Rouge, Fall Bug Hunt, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. at Schoolcraft College (VisTa Tech Center)

Volunteers needed for the Fall Bug Hunt! Pre-registration required. Register here! Children five and older welcome when accompanied by a PARTICIPATING adult; groups of up to six people.

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October 14

GINLC Open House, 1–4 p.m. at Detroit River International Wildlife Area (28820 E River Rd, Grosse Ile)

Enjoy your own nature walk and meet GINLC (Grosse Ile Nature and Land Conservancy) members every Sunday afternoon from 1–4 p.m. May 6 to Oct 28, weather permitting.

HRWC Insect ID Day, 12–4 p.m. at 1100 N. Main St. Ann Arbor

Help identify the bugs that were collected at the September 29th River Roundup!

Fall Frolic Hike, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Lost Lake Nature Preserve

Join SMLC and friends for a colorful hike while a naturalist points out the interesting features of this beautiful preserve! Pre-hike refreshments will be offered from 1:30-2:00. The hike will begin at 2:00p.m. and go until 3:30p.m. No pets please. If interested in volunteering or for more information, contact Julie McLaughlin at jmclaughlin@smlcland.org  or 734-484-6565.


October 21

GINLC Open House, 1–4 p.m. at Detroit River International Wildlife Area (28820 E River Rd, Grosse Ile)

Enjoy your own nature walk and meet GINLC (Grosse Ile Nature and Land Conservancy) members every Sunday afternoon from 1–4 p.m. May 6 to Oct 28, weather permitting.


October 27

GINLC Stewardship Workday, 9–11 a.m. at Sunrise Park (E River Rd at Grosse Ile Pkwy)

Help clean-up Sunrise Park at this GINLC  (Grosse Ile Nature and Land Conservancy) stewardship event! More Information


October 28

GINLC Open House, 1–4 p.m. at Detroit River International Wildlife Area (28820 E River Rd, Grosse Ile)

Enjoy your own nature walk and meet GINLC (Grosse Ile Nature and Land Conservancy) members every Sunday afternoon from 1–4 p.m. May 6 to Oct 28, weather permitting.


November 2

Eaton & LSMCE, Technical Open House and Poster Session, 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. at Eaton Innovation Center (Southfield)

STEM Students! This is an opportunity to showcase your work and talents and connect with corporate representatives. Presenters will compete for awesome tech gear such as 3-D printers and drones! Register today! Deadline to RSVP is October 2nd. Eaton Corporation is also using this opportunity to recruit the brightest students for their workforce and internship programs.  More Information.


November 9

GINLC Owl Prowl, 7–8 p.m. at Centennial Farm (25797 Third St, Grosse Ile)

Discover what owls eat by dissecting owl pellets then take a short hike to find who is out that night! Register early, this event fills up quickly.  More Information


January 2019

January 8

2019 Annual Conference for Sustainable Infrastructure and Resilience, Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C.

For a second consecutive year, the National Council for Science and the Environment is pleased to share that the 2019 Annual Conference will focus on Sustainable Infrastructure and Resilience and will build upon the conversation from the previous Annual Conference, held in January 2018.  More Information


January 26

Friends of the Rouge, Winter Stonefly Search, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Location TBD

Help the Friends of the Rouge look for stoneflies this winter! Stoneflies are a primitive group of insects named for their habitat of crawling on stones in a river. Most stoneflies have high oxygen needs, restricting them to clean well-oxygenated streams. Because of this, they are good indicators of stream quality.

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