Date(s) - 07/25/23
6pm - 8pm
Claude Allison Park
- Accessibility: uneven terrain
- Activity: Invasive Species Control
- Activity: Litter Clean-up
- Activity: Planting / Maintaining rain gardens or habitat gardens
- Difficulty: Level 2—light effort, standing, walking, some bending, lifting 5-10 pounds
- Family Friendly
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Site Coordinator: Rosina Newton, Restoration Assistant, Friends of the Rouge
Project description: Thank you for your interest in working for a better Rouge River by sprucing up the rain gardens at Claude Allison Park this summer!
This rain garden is an oasis for butterflies – especially Monarchs! There are native flowers blooming here that make this little corner of the park so colorful and buzzing with life!
Maintaining this garden gives our native plants what they need to grow and spread, so they can continue to do their job of collecting and filtering stormwater, preventing flooding, providing habitat for songbirds and pollinators, and looking beautiful!
To maintain these gardens at this time of year, we may be:
- Learning about native plants and weeds
- Removing weeds
- Picking up trash
- Doing other maintenance tasks, as needed
- Enjoying the butterflies!
Workday location: Claude Allison Park – 18250 Beech Daly, Redford Charter Twp, MI 48240
From the parking lot, walk on the sidewalk between the tennis courts and the fitness court. Follow the sidewalk to the left (behind the tennis courts). The garden is on your right. You will see the Friends of the Rouge truck.
Questions or accessibility-related needs?
Please email Volunteer Coordinator Rosina Newton RNewton@therouge.org
Accessibility & Difficulty: Activities will involve light to medium effort, standing, walking, bending, and lifting 5-15 pounds on even ground and uneven ground.
Thank you for taking action for a clean Rouge River!