June Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers Needed!

Opportunity #1 – June 7, 2014
Citizen volunteers and aquatic invasive species experts will team up to educate boaters about preventing the spread of harmful species during Michigan’s Aquatic Invasive Species Landing Blitz on June 7, 2014, at the South Torch Lake Boat Launch from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Landing Blitz is sponsored by the Michigan Departments of Environmental Quality, Natural Resources, and Agriculture and Rural Development in partnership with Three Lakes Association to kick off Michigan’s annual Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Week.

Boaters will learn simple steps they can take to help prevent the spread of unwanted aquatic plants and animals such as Eurasian watermilfoil and zebra mussels by cleaning, draining, and drying boats and equipment.

Can you spare an hour to help out? It is very easy – just how easy? Check out this informational video:

All volunteers will receive a t-shirt and extra materials to take with and share with friends, neighbors and family.

Opportunity #2 – June 11, 2014
This past winter was very hard on our shorelines. We received a grant last year to install a natural greenbelt at the Summit Village Beach Club. We lost some of the planting from the harsh winter. The majority of the greenbelt survived and is thriving!

Volunteers are needed to help with the reinstall of 36 new plants, reset several dozen plants and install mulch. We will meet on site at 3 pm and should finish about 5 pm.

All volunteers will receive a native plant to take home.

Please contact Executive Director Leslie Meyers at lesliemeyers01@comcast.net or 734-777-2335 if you can help out with either of these opportunities!

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