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Invasive Species Service Learning at Pickerel Lake Nature Preserve (Rockford)

Sponsoring Organization: Kent Conservation District

Date: December 2

Start Time: 1 pm

End Time: 3 pm

Location : 6018-6398 Sunfish Lake Ave NE Rockford, MI 49341

Description of the Event: 

Volunteers will come together with like-minded conservationists and local land stewards to cut and treat invasive bittersweet vine in a high-quality habitat. All training and materials will be provided. 

Join the fun at beautiful Pickerel Lake Nature Preserve! Kent Conservation District and Kent County Parks Department are working together to control the invasive bittersweet vine that is threatening the trees and wildlife habitat! Experience is not necessary - training to cut the vines is included and all supplies and tools will be provided. 

Fred Meijer Nature Preserve, Pickerel Lake Park offers a scenic mix of natural areas to explore along a branching network of trails. The lake itself covers nearly 80 acres and is a great setting for fishing or wildlife observation. One of the best-known features of the park is the 900 ft boardwalk crossing a portion of the lake. The shoreline of Pickerel Lake is undeveloped, being surrounded only by parkland and Camp Rogers to the north. 

Beyond the lake shore, trails meander through unique wetlands, sandy woods, and rolling forest hills and valleys. In the winter, the trails are open for cross country skiing. The main restrooms are closed in the off season, but a portable restroom is available at the parking lot. 

Meeting Address: 
6018-6398 Sunfish Lake Ave NE
Rockford, MI 49341
43.076164, -85.480213

All age groups and individuals are welcome to join. Call 248-245-3977 if a ride is keeping you from coming.
Kid Friendly

Education Credit Hours: Please check with your Extension Agent

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