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Volunteer! Great Rattlesnake (Manna Grass) Roundup
August 10, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
The Great Marsh is a unique wetland habitat that helps purify water before it enters Lake Michigan, assisted in part by the specialized plants of the marsh. As part of our continuing restoration efforts to create a corridor of habitats for our native pollinators, we need your help in collecting seeds of Rattlesnake Manna Grass! This season the marsh has blessed us with a bumper crop of this easy-to-collect seed, and staff would like to harvest as much of it as possible.
Parking will be available on the south side of Beverly Drive. Feel free to stay as little or long as you’d like! Please dress appropriately for the weather by coming prepared with:
- Protective waterproof boots or high-top hiking boots
- Long pants & sleeves
We will provide all the necessary equipment (gardening gloves, insect repellent, TecNu, and sunscreen)
If you are new to the Shirley Heinze Volunteer Program, please fill out the Volunteer Application and Liability Waiver before the event. We will also have extra forms available on site.