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Become a Land Steward

Caring for and restoring land creates a physical connection between human and earth. This season we created stewardship plans to help volunteers better connect with the land and the work we do to preserve it. The more we understand the Chikaming Open Lands Preserves, the better connected we are to the land.

Chikaming Open Lands hosts a Stewardship Workday monthly from March through November, when volunteers remove invasive plant species, clear debris, build trails, or install informational kiosks, and other tasks as needed.

Each workday includes an educational component like plant identification, guided nature walks through the properties, and more.

We invite you to volunteer and join us for one of our Stewardship Workdays in 2017 not only to help us tend the preserves, but to learn more about the ecological characteristics of each property or simply for a fun and rewarding experience in the great outdoors!

Our monthly workdays are generally held on the second Saturday of month from 10 am - noon. Check the events calendar for more specific details regarding upcoming stewardship workdays.

2017 Stewardship Workdays:

March 11-  Jens Jensen Preserve
April 8-  Turtle Creek Preserve
May 13-  Turtle Creek- Preserve
June 10-  Robinson Woods Preserve
July 8-  Robinson Woods/Flynn Woods Preserve
August 12- Wilson Woods Preserve
September 9-  Flynn Woods Preserve
October 7-  Dayton Wet Prairie Preserve
November 11-  Burns Prairie Preserve