The U.P. Resource Conservation and Development Council has applied for funding to conduct riparian and upland restoration of native plant communities in various locations throughout the Upper Peninsula (see Projects
Although funds are delayed for reasons unknown to us, we have been informed that our 2-year project will be supported. In the meantime, we are seeking volunteers with an interest in learning how to create diverse plant communities, using locally-gathered seed from native grasses, forbs (flowering non-woody plants) and shrubs.
You can learn when and how to gather seed from the wild, how to preserve it, how to prepare your site, and when and how to plant. You'll learn by actually participating in restoration activities at one of the following sites:
- Northern Michigan University campus, Marquette
- Dead River Streambank Restoration, Marquette
- Rapid River School Forest, Delta County
- Hiawatha National Forest sites (Munising, Grand Island, St.Ignace)
All events will be supervised by a professional restoration specialist, and are open to the public. Contact us
for more detailed information.