Date(s) - 04/20/22
9am - 1pm
- Accessibility: uneven terrain
- Activity: Tree Planting & Weed Mats
- Difficulty: Level 3—moderate activity, bending, kneeling, digging, lifting 10-15 pounds
- Family Friendly
Register here to have fun planting trees to reforest your Rouge River
Site Coordinator: Renato Marimón, Restoration Assistant, Friends of the Rouge
Project description: Come be part of a huge reforestation project by joining teams over two weeks to plant upwards of 13,400 native tree saplings in the Lower Rouge River floodplain in 75 acres of forested and open land areas. In the midterm, this initiative will restore and improve the health of the Rouge River Watershed for a flood resilient and clean water future in Southeast Michigan. The project will also help to bring back native habitat to support birds, bees, pollinators, and other wildlife. Early spring is the best time of the year to plant tree saplings, and what a better way to start your spring season by reforesting your Rouge River.
Workday location: All worksites will be along the floodplain of the Lower Rouge River between John Daly St and Merriman Rd. Specific meeting locations will change daily, and volunteers will be notified by email of parking and meeting locations a few days prior to each workday.
Questions? Contact the site coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Accessibility & Difficulty: Volunteers may need to walk over uneven ground and carry supplies up to 15 pounds.Register HERE