Volunteer Stewardship

Michigan Department of natural Resources
Summary
Create Conservation Project/Cause - Michigan Department of natural Resources | Alex Gilford
Purpose/Mission: 
"Help improve habitat: Michigan state parks provide unique habitat and are home to several species of greatest need. The volunteer steward program engages volunteers, students, scouts and park users in helping to protect these special places to directly improve habitat for these species..." Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
Start/End Date: 
Monday, 20 March, 2017
  • "Invasive plant removal: ...non-native plants out compete native plants and can reduce complex ecosystems to very simple ones with low biological diversity..." Michigan Department of Natural Resources
  • "Native Prairie Seed Collection: ...hand collect native prairie seed at several state parks and recreation areas..." Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
  • Sweep Net Surveying
Background: 

"(Michigan Department of Natural Resources is) always looking for dedicated volunteers to help us restore and maintain fragile, native ecosystems in more than twenty state parks across southern Michigan" Michigan Department of Natural Resources.