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Merriman Hollow Work Days

Join us one Saturday a month from April through October each year, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. to help care for a native demonstration garden at the Merriman Hollow Recreation Area in Hines Park. The site is on Hines Drive at the Merriman entrance between Ann Arbor Trail and Warren (where you enter for the Holiday light show in December). To access the site from Merriman Road, drive around the barricade if necessary. Once you turn into the park, our work will be on the left, please park on the right.

All are welcome, kids in elementary school should be accompanied by an adult. Please dress for outdoor gardening work and bring gloves, gardening tools, and something to drink. Masks are also required to be worn at the work site until further notice due to COVID-19.

Planned 2021 Workdays:

All workdays are planned for Saturdays from 9 am to Noon. Due to Covid, participants will be limited to 10 individuals. Face masks are required to be worn at the event.

April 17

The work will focus on cleaning up trash and debris at the garden site.

May 15

Rouge Rescue 2021! We will be hosting a plant giveaway along with maintenance of the pollinator garden.

June 12

This work day will focus on general pollinator garden maintenance.

July 17

We will be weeding and mulching the pathway through the garden.

August 21

This work day will focus on general pollinator garden maintenance.

September 18

This work day will focus on general pollinator garden maintenance.

October 16

We will focus on removing invasive plants in the pollinator garden.

Please contact Jennifer Petoskey for any questions or concerns: Petoskeyjennifer@gmail.com or 734-637-1284

Site leaders Sandy Wallace (left), Jenny Petoskey (right) and son Jaren Petoskey (middle) with bags of weeds removed from the garden and pathway after a sunny workday.
Jenny Petoskey (left) and Sandy Wallace (middle) accept their 2019 ‘Keep Michigan Beautiful’ Award for the Merriman Hollow Native Pollinator Garden.

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