The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is requesting volunteers for a stewardship day being held at the Highland Recreation Area from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 15.
Volunteers are needed to help remove garlic mustard — “a nasty, non-native, invasive plant,” according to the DNR — that is currently threatening to take over the high-quality woodlands within the Highland Recreation Area.
Those interested in helping are asked to meet at the bike trailhead parking lot on the north side of Livingston Road between Duck Lake and Waterbury roads. Volunteers are asked to be on time because some will be shuttled to other locations within the recreation area.
More information on this stewardship day, as well as registration forms, can be found by clicking on the “Calendar of Volunteer Stewardship Workdays” link at the DNR’s website at michigan.gov/dnrvolunteers.
Those with additional questions can call Steve, a volunteer steward, at 248-877-4386.