The Highland Recreation Area will be holding volunteer stewardship days from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 18 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 24.
Volunteers will be removing shrubs and small trees, especially invasive glossy buckthorn, from the grassland edges of Teeple Lake on March 18. They are asked to meet at the sheep barn parking lot, about 5 minutes south of the park entrance on M-59. Waterproof, knee-high boots are recommended for this site.
On March 24, volunteers will help restore the Barn Course Field Trial Area to open grassland by hauling and piling brush and stacking fire wood. Those interested should meet at the barn field trial area parking lot on the north side of Cooley Lake Road between Duck Lake and Beaumont roads.
More information on this stewardship day, as well as registration forms, can be found by clicking on the “Calendar of Volunteer Stewardship Workdays” link on the Michigan Department of Natural Resources website at michigan.gov/dnrvolunteers.