On Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 10am we will be meeting at the Allegan State Game Area to improve turkey habitat and waterfowl habitat by clearing woody encroachment. MUCC is joining the efforts of Ecologist Jesse Lincoln with the Michigan Natural Features Inventory (MNFI) to restore some of Michigan's unique habitats on state land. Last year, volunteers helped to clear encroaching timber from a coastal marsh in the area.
Where: Allegan State Game Area, 40th St, ¼ mi north of 112th Ave.
When: Saturday, September 24th, 10am to 2pm.
What: We will be removing sassafras from a savanna. The grassland complex is excellent habitat for many game species, especially turkey! The work is pretty easy as all trees are small and will have already been felled. We just need to drag the trees to piles to make good habitat for rabbits.
Why: These public lands were established to maintain space for hunters in southern Michigan. Allegan State Game Area is also home to many unique and rare natural communities. Fundamentally, the goal of this project is to improve habitat for game species while protecting sensitive areas. It is also important to engage the community and educate people about these systems and the importance of public lands.
Who: Anybody that lives in the area. Allegan is a fantastic resource and benefits the region. We want people of all experience level to come help and enjoy some fantastic nature.
All tools, safety equipment, and lunch will be provided for volunteers as well as a free T-shirt. Please RSVP below to volunteer and to receive project details and directions prior to the event.
- September 24, 2016 at 10am – 3pm
- Allegan State Game Area
- 29 people are going