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Restoration at Ives Road Fen Preserve

April 01, 2014 - November 01, 2014
Ongoing: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Ives Road Fen Preserve | Show Directions

Directions

From Tecumseh:

  • From downtown Tecumseh's intersection of M-50 and Evans Street, head south on Evans 2.1 miles to a small drive on the left (east) side of the road (road marker 5909). Note: Evans St. becomes N. Raisin Center Highway south of town and the small drive is located 0.1 miles south of Ives Road which intersects on your right (west). If N. Raisin Center Highway begins to curve to the left, you have gone too far.
  • The small drive goes over the railroad tracks. Cross the tracks and park in the field at the top of the hill.

Come out to help take care of this 700 acre preserve south of Tecumseh next to the River Raisin. If you haven't been to Ives Road Fen before, you are in for a treat. In addition to working to remove invasive plant species, you'll learn the difference between a bog and a fen, spot all kinds of flora and fauna including butterflies and meat eating plants, and learn about the work of The Nature Conservancy. While it is hard work, it is also a treat! Tools and boots will be provided. Meet at 5701 (enter 4170 if you are using a GPS) North Raisin Center Highway, just south of the golf course, where a Nature Conservancy sign will be posted until 9:00. Snacks and cold drinks will be served at the end of the workday. Email Michigan Volunteer for more information. 

We host volunteer workdays every Saturday from 9:00am to 1:00pm, April to November. To stay up-to-date with the most current information on volunteer opportunities, “Like” us on Facebook!

 

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