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April 28, 2019

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Sunday, April 28, 2019

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Stewardship Workday

White Oak Park is one of Ann Arbor’s hidden gems. Only three acres in size and tucked away in the Newport Hills subdivision, this park is teeming with plants, birds, and butterflies. Come lend a hand by removing invasive garlic mustard, dame’s rocket, and bittercress. Don’t know what these plants look like? We will show you! Meet at the park entrance on White Oak Drive (map). Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes.  All participants must complete a release form, and all minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided.


White Oak Park
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Ann Arbor’s Earth Day Festival

The Ann Arbor Earth Day Festival Planning Committee invites all to celebrate our natural world at the annual Earth Day Festival on Sunday, April 28, 2019, noon–4 p.m. at the Leslie Science & Nature Center, 1831 Traver Road in Ann Arbor. This free, family-friendly event features displays from over 30 local environmental, non-profit and governmental organizations; live animal demonstrations; learning presentations around sustainable living, energy and agriculture; hands-on activities; live entertainment; crafts; green building and commuting solutions; water awareness displays; proper recycling clinics; and much more.

The Earth Day Festival will be full of activities for visitors of all ages including:

  • All-Species Parade, where children are encouraged to wear a costume celebrating their favorite plant or animal as they parade throughout the site at 2:15 p.m.

  • A performance by local singer, songwriter, and educator Joe Reilly at 2:45 p.m.

  • Live animal experiences with Leslie Science & Nature Center's amphibians, reptiles, and birds of prey.

  • Earth Day adult learning presentations, featured in the DTE Energy House.

  • Naturalist-led hikes through Black Pond Woods.

  • Wind energy activities by the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

  • Adult and family learning presentations

​Delicious on-site concessions and refreshments will be available for purchase from food trucks including Cosa Sabrosa, Ray's Red Hots and Hero or Villain.

In the true spirit of Earth Day, the festival will be a zero-waste event with the help of Recycle Ann Arbor. Visitors can help keep up the average of 90 percent waste diverted from the landfill by bringing a reusable water bottle and putting their waste in proper receptacles.

Parking is limited, so visitors are strongly encouraged to "go green" and carpool, bus, bike or walk, if any of those options are available.

Ann Arbor's Earth Day Festival is a free event thanks to local donors and sponsors including the ACS – Huron Valley Local Section, City of Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation and Solid Waste departments, Dollar Bill Copying, Ecology Center, Leslie Science & Nature Center, NSF International, Washtenaw County Bicycling and Walking Coalition and Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation.

Additional details and information about the event are available online at www.a2earthday.org. For information about volunteer opportunities available at the event, please email the GIVE 365 program at volunteer@a2gov.org.
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Stewardship Workday

Margaret Atwood said “In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” Come get your hands dirty and restore native habitat with fellow nature lovers. We’ll be removing spring invasive plants such garlic mustard from this long narrow park. Meet at the end of Powell Road on Columbia (map). Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes.  All participants must complete a release form, and all minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided.


Molin Nature Area
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Turtle Steward Kickoff & Training

At least 6 species of turtles live and nest in the city, maybe more! Help us maintain and protect nest sites, monitor populations, and look for turtles in habitats along the Huron River and nearby creeks! We’ll cover species identification, nest maintenance and monitoring, and how to report your turtle observations. This training will be indoors. Please register by April 25. For more information or to register call NAP at 734.794.6627, or send us an email at NAP@a2gov.org.


Ann Arbor Senior Center
2:00 PM Annual FootGolf Kick Off
Kick off your FootGolf season with this fun, free event at HHGC. It's a great opportunity to try FootGolf. Tee times are required to play free FootGolf and are available after 2 p.m. Bring your own ball or rent one of ours.
Huron Hills Golf Course

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