Spring is in full swing at the preserve! Here are a couple of opportunities for you to get your hands dirty, learn more about native plants, and help out a great cause. We appreciate whatever time you can contribute. While you can just show up, it is helpful for planning if you are able to let us know when you plan on volunteering: click here. If you have specific questions, contact the leader in charge of the event. Please bring your own work gloves, and wear clothes you do not mind getting dirty.
Spring Cleaning at BIC & Native Gardens
We will be cleaning out gardens, clearing cob webs, raking leaves, and pulling garlic mustard.
Leaders: Jeanette Henderson, Program Manager and Julie Wilbourn, Dept Assistant (email@example.com, 616-526-7602)
Location: BIC (1750 Beltline Ave SE, GR 49546)
Thursday, April 18 at 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Tuesday, April 23 at 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Preparing for Native Plant Sale
Plants raised support this and future Native Plant Sales, as well as restoration efforts at both the Ecosystem Preserve and Flat Iron Lake Preserve.
Leader: Alex, Stewardship Intern (firstname.lastname@example.org, 616-254-9095)
Location: Greenhouses at the Preserve House on Lake Drive (3770 Lake Drive SE, GR 49546. The house is on the south side of the road closer to East Paris than East Beltline. The numbers are on a white mailbox. You will see the greenhouse at the end of the driveway. It is the only house with a large greenhouse.)
Potting & Tagging Seedlings days:
Wednesdays, April 17 & 24, 9–11 a.m.
Monday, April 22, 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Moving days (plants will be moved from the Greenhouse to the BIC):
Monday, April 29, 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 1, 9–11 am
Transplanting days (for future plant sales & restoration projects):
Monday, May 6, 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 8, 9–11 a.m.