Opportunities to Volunteer and Learn

TNCfenOn ​Saturday, August 27 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has scheduled a guided hike followed by a “work day” at ​Ross Coastal Plain Marsh Preserve.
​Conservancy scientist Shaun Howard will lead you on a guided hike as you learn what makes this preserve so special. Afterwards, join us as we work to clear the trails near the 38th Ave. entrance. Bring your lunch. We end the day at the wooded inland dunes, part of the preserve not often seen by visitors.
From Exit 7 on I-196 (US31) proceed west to the Blue Star Highway (A-2), and then travel north to CR-376. Turn right and travel just over a mile. The entrance will be on the left, across from Dune Lake Campground.


From Watervliet, MI: Take exit 41 off of I-94 and travel north on M-140 for 6.2 miles.
Turn left on CR-376 (44th Ave.) and travel 3.3 miles west to the preserve.

​Parking is limited. Use caution when parking alongside the road.
​Dress in comfortable clothing and wear hiking or walking shoes. Due to deer flies and mosquitoes, we recommend long sleeves and pants as well as a hat.
A light snack and beverage will be provided, but please bring your own lunch and water.
Pets are not allowed on TNC preserves. For further information on our preserve guidelines, please click here.

For more information or to RSVP please contact Christin Jones at TNC: 517-316-0300 ext. 2212 or christin.jones@tnc.org.

TNC will host another guided hike and work day on Saturday, September 24 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Details to follow.

AN ADDED OPPORTUNITY: Consider joining TNC at Paw Paw Prairie Fen Preserve tomorrow August 20, September 17, and October 15 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. to help restore the upland prairie

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