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November 2018

November 14

Climate Change in the Great Lakes: Challenges and Opportunities, 7–9 p.m. at the Brighton District Library

In the face of rising temperatures, intense storms (and other weird weather), and rising sea levels, Earth’s population is facing some daunting challenges in dealing with a changing climate. Come hear Kris Olsson, watershed ecologist at the Huron River Watershed Council, talk about climate change and how we can move Michigan towards a sustainable future through solar, wind, and energy conservation.

Free Admission, open to the public. For more information contact Mary Novrocki at cg.programs@michigan.sierraclub.org

November 18

NAP Stewardship Workday (Family Volunteer Day), 1–4 p.m. at Barton Nature Area (1010 W Huron River Dr)

Help improve biodiversity of Barton Nature Area!  Family Volunteer Day celebrates families that work together to improve their communities. Bring your family and join the NAP family in removing invasive shrubs and collecting native seeds. Meet at the Barton Dam parking lot on Huron River 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.  More Information.

Cedar Lake Esker Hike, noon at Waterloo State Recreation Area (Cedar Lake Access Rd, Chelsea)

Join Barry Lonik on a 4-6 mile hike at Waterloo State Recreation Area. The walk will start on the Cedar Lake Esker. Lots of opportunity to discuss glacial action! For question about the event contact Rita Mitchell at ritalmitchell@gmail.com or 734.272.5194. RSVP and fill out waiver  here.

Winter Ducks Outing, 1–3 p.m. at Kensington Metropark

Join the Huron Valley Audubon Society to witness the migration of ducks, geese and other wildfowl heading south for the winter. Bring binoculars or viewing scope! GPS coordinates for Nature Center parking lot: 42.5285, -83.6707. Free but requires metropark entry fee. For more information contact John at crossroadsoutings@michigan.sierraclub.org or at 734.355.3822.

November 20

A Wilderness Icon: Utah's Red Rock Canyonlands, 7:30 p.m. at 1800 N Dixboro Rd, Ann Arbor

Join Clayton Daughenbaugh, conservation organizer with the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance and Chair of the Sierra Clubs Wildlands and Wilderness Team in a video and discussion on  the effort to conserve and protect public lands in southern Utahs spectacular canyon country. 

Cost: Free and open to the public. Parking fee supports activities at Matthaei Botanical Gardens. For more information contact Rita Mitchell at ritalmitchell@gmail.com or at 734.272.5194.

December 2018

December 13

2018 MAEP Annual Meeting, 5:30 p.m. at Webers Inn (Ann Arbor)

Take advantage of the MAEP 40th Anniversity Meeting where you will have the opportunity to network with professionals in your field! Student registration is  FREE!  Register online  here!. If you have any questions, contact Kalan Briggs at   Kalan.Briggs@arcadis.com  or by phone at 248.994.2240

December 15

Indian Springs Metropark Hike, 1–3 p.m. at Indian Springs Metropark Environmental Discovery Center

Join the Crossroads Group for a 3 to 5 mile hike on various nature trails. These trails meander through wet woodlands, meadows and fields, and by one of the last great natural areas in Southeast Michigan known as the Huron Swamp, where the Huron River originate. For questions, contact Laurie at crossroadsoutings@michigan.sierraclub.org or at 734.716.9621 .

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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 11

The Stewardship Network 2019 Conference (Day 1), 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. at the Kellogg Center (East Lansing)

The Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference is an opportunity for Professionals and Volunteers to attend training sessions, network across a broad spectrum of environmental fields, learn about new advancements, compare best practices, and renew their excitement for environmental work. Evening Activities 4:30pm-8pm. Enter their photo contest or student poster competition! Register, and submit poster  here! Deadline to submit poster abstracts: December 1st. 

January 12

The Stewardship Network 2019 Conference (Day 2), 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at the Kellogg Center (East Lansing)

The Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference is an opportunity for Professionals and Volunteers to attend training sessions, network across a broad spectrum of environmental fields, learn about new advancements, compare best practices, and renew their excitement for environmental work. 

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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April 2019

April 28

Ann Arbor 47th Annual Earth Day, noon–4 p.m. at the Leslie Science & Nature Center

This festival is an annual celebration coordinated by the Ann Arbor Earth Day Festival Planning Committee, and a coalition of local environmental nonprofits and agencies. Enjoy this  free, family-friendly event with displays from 40 local environmental, nonprofit, and governmental organizations; live animal demonstrations; hands-on activities; live entertainment; green building & commuting technologies; energy topics; water awareness; sustainable agriculture; and more. Also  featuring  Earth Day Learning Presentations. T his festival will again be a   Zero Waste  event, with the help from Recycle Ann Arbor. Visitors can help keep up the average of 90% waste diverted from landfills during the Earth Day Event by bringing their reusable water bottle, and putting their waste in the right receptacles. Feel free to email with questions to  AAEarthDay@gmail.com.

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