Earth Day Project at Belle Isle Forest, Detroit, MI

Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 9:00am
Belle Isle Nature Zoo
1928 East Lakeside Drive
Detroit, MI 48207

Join the Student Conservation Association and the Belle Isle Conservancy to celebrate Earth Day through service at Belle Isle! Volunteers will be working in teams to remove woody invasive plants from the Belle Isle Forest.

WHEN: Saturday, April 19th, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

WHERE: Meet at the Belle Isle Nature Zoo, 1928 East Lakeside Drive, Detroit, MI 48207. (See detailed directions below.)

WHAT: Removing invasive plants from the Belle Isle Forest.

BRING WITH YOU: To participate, you must wear closed-toe shoes (ideally boots with some ankle support) and long pants that cover your ankles. Bring layers (including a rain jacket or poncho) to ensure you’re ready for any weather, as the project is rain or shine. 

PROVIDED: SCA will provide snacks and water bottles. Work gloves will also be provided, but bring your own favorite pair if you have them.

REGISTRATION: To RSVP, email Amit Weitzer, SCA Detroit Program Manager, at aweitzer@thesca.org.
 
DIRECTIONS:
 
There is currently no public transit onto the island. Once you cross onto the Island from Jefferson on the Belle Isle Bridge, make a slight right onto the one-way perimeter road that travels along the isle. Follow this road for about 3 miles, past the coast guard, and you will see the Belle Isle Nature Zoo and parking lot on your left just after the intersection with Central Ave. Meet at the Belle Isle Nature Zoo, 1928 East Lakeside Drive, Detroit, MI 48207.

Information about entry onto Belle Isle under management of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR):

The new required Recreation Passport is directly tied to your Michigan vehicle license plate registration renewal. Throughout Belle Isle’s first year of the Recreation Passport requirement, a vehicle can access the island without a Recreation Passport until the owner’s next registration renewal date. For example, if a vehicle license plate registration renewal date is August 2014, then the Passport is not needed on that vehicle until August. Likewise, if the renewal date is December 2014, then the Passport is not needed until December. Once a full year has cycled (February 2015), all vehicles entering the park must have a Recreation Passport. More information here: http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10365_67024_67025—-,00.html#1

QUESTIONS: Contact Amit Weitzer, SCA Detroit Program Manager, at aweitzer@thesca.org or 313.530.1683.