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E-M:/ Volunteers Needed for Stewardship Workdays in Southeast Michigan



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Enviro-Mich message from "Richard Morscheck" <morscher@michigan.gov>
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 3, 2006

CONTACT: Laurel Malvitz 248-685-2187 or Ann Wilson 906-228-6561

Volunteers Needed for Stewardship Workdays in Southeast Michigan

A series of volunteer stewardship workdays will be held throughout August in southeast Michigan state park and recreation areas, the Department of Natural Resources announced today.
 
Volunteers are needed to cut and pile invasive, nonnative shrubs and small trees. These efforts will help restore unique natural areas in these state parks.
 
Dates, times and locations of the workdays are as follows:

* Saturday, Aug. 5  Highland Recreation Area, Silo Field Trial Area, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* Saturday, Aug. 5  Island Lake Recreation Area, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
* Sunday, Aug. 6  Algonac State Park, 1 to 4 p.m.
* Saturday, Aug. 12  Bald Mountain Recreation Area, 9 a.m. to noon
* Saturday, Aug. 19  Waterloo Recreation Area, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
* Sunday, Aug. 20  	Pinckney Recreation Area, 1 to 4 p.m.
* Saturday, Aug. 26  Brighton Recreation Area, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
* Sunday, Aug. 27  Highland Recreation Area, 1 to 4 p.m.

All volunteers are asked to register by sending an e-mail with their name, phone number and the event(s) they plan to attend to Laurel Malvitz at malvitzl@michigan.gov. Volunteers should bring appropriate clothing for their outdoor work, including long pants, boots, gloves, eye protection and drinking water.
 
For information about the specific tasks at each location and to obtain directions, visit the DNR Web site at www.michigan.gov/dnrvolunteers.

All motor vehicles entering a Michigan State Park or Recreation Area must display a Motor Vehicle Permit, available for purchase at the entrance. Cost is $24 for a resident annual and $6 for a resident daily. A nonresident annual is $29 and a nonresident daily is $8.

The DNR is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state?s natural resources for current and future generations.

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