Date(s) - 04/22/23
12pm - 3pm
LaNita's Pocket Park
- Accessibility: uneven terrain
- Activity: Invasive Species Control
- Activity: Planting / Maintaining rain gardens or habitat gardens
- Difficulty: Level 2—light effort, standing, walking, some bending, lifting 5-10 pounds
- Difficulty: Level 3—moderate activity, bending, kneeling, digging, lifting 10-15 pounds
- Family Friendly
- Restrooms not available onsite
Site Coordinator: Dallas Ford, Restoration Assistant, Friends of the Rouge
Thank you for your interest in supporting a clean Rouge River, by sprucing up this very special native pollinator garden on Earth Day!
LaNita’s Pocket Park was brought to life to memorialize LaNita, the cornerstone of her community and family. This memorial park will not only provide space for visiting pollinators and people, but will also incorporate green infrastructure into its design: a rain garden will be installed later this year!
This event is led by Carolyn of My Community Speaks. It’s an event for the community surrounding LaNita’s Pocket Park and everyone who is interested in supporting pollinators, people, and a healthier Rouge River.
LaNita’s Pocket park is entering its second growing year. For the success of a new perennial garden like this one, maintenance is especially important during the first three years. Come join us for this first work day of the year, removing weeds from this young garden so that the perennial plants can mature and flourish.
Carolyn of My Community Speaks and Dallas of Friends of the Rouge will start with a tour, walking the site and showing the design drawings of what is to come.
Then, using shovels, trowels, “Extractigators,” and lawn litter bags, we will remove common weeds, invasive plants and trees. Invasive box elder trees will be cut down and placed into a brush pile for the nesting pheasants.
Invite your friends and come meet new friends at this wonderful Earth Day event!
Workday location: LaNita’s Pocket Park – 5651 Hartford Street, Detroit, MI, 48210
Questions or accessibility-related needs?
Accessibility & Difficulty: This event will involve walking, sometimes on uneven terrain. The activities will include light effort (standing, walking, some bending, lifting 5-10 pounds) or moderate effort (bending, kneeling, digging, lifting 10-15 pounds). Restrooms are not available on site. Please dress for the weather. Please wear closed-toed shoes.
Thank you for your dedication to a clean Rouge River!