A close-up view of invasive Glossy Buckthorn, in the fen.

A close-up view of invasive Glossy Buckthorn, in the fen.

Invasive plants are threatening the Palmer Sanctuary ecosystem but we have an opportunity to help. The MNA is eligible for grant funding and restoration work for both Paw Paw Lake preserves through The Nature Conservancy. To earn the grant, they need to provide a stewardship match.

Volunteer stewardship hours count toward the match and earn TNC restoration support for the Palmer Sanctuary!   We need your help!  A workday is being held on Saturday, March 21 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Winter is an ideal time to clear invasive buckthorn without worrying about mud or mosquitoes. Join us for an afternoon of outdoor activity; the work will be restorative to our selves and to this precious sanctuary that is so closely tied to our church history and values.

Please wear warm winter gear, gloves and boots appropriate for work outside.  Ground will likely be frozen.

Contact Cybelle (scybelle@umich.edu) for directions to the sanctuary or meet at People’s Church at 12:30 to carpool to the sanctuary.  There is limited road parking at the sanctuary so carpooling is encouraged.

Sign-Up online or email Cybelle so that we know how many folks to expect.

Want to know more about the Palmer Sanctuary?  Read more here.

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