An alkaline spring-fed prairie blends into a floodplain forest to create a globally significant fen habitat at Ives Road Fen Preserve.
Ives Road Prairie Fen An alkaline spring-fed prairie blends into a floodplain forest to create a globally significant fen habitat at Ives Road Fen Preserve. © Jen Moore

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Volunteer Work Days at Ives Road Fen Preserve

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Step up for nature at Ives Road Fen Preserve

Join a group of dedicated volunteers at this unique preserve in southeast Michigan. Enjoy the butterflies, birds, wildflowers, and herptiles as we pull garlic mustard in the floodplain forest next to the River Raisin. In fall, we cut honeysuckle in the upland area near the prairie and enjoy the fall colors and fruits. Workdays include cold drinks and fresh chocolate chip cookies. 

Email Chuck Pearson at ivesroadfen@gmail.com or call 615-500-8229 if you are interested in volunteering.

Youth are welcome, but must be accompanied by a guardian. Suitable for youth 10+.