Deadline for Nature Near You Photo Contest
Aug
29
11:59 PM23:59

Deadline for Nature Near You Photo Contest

Six Rivers is now accepting entries for our 2018 Nature Near You Photo Contest. Submit up to five photos celebrating our natural environment in Southeastern Michigan in a JPEG file format to SixRiversPhotos@gmail.com. Photo submissions will be accepted through August 29, 2018. All photos that meet our guidelines will be eligible and available for public viewing. For more information, please visit the Nature Near You Photo Contest web page.

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StewDay at Bear Creek Nature Park
Oct
19
9:00 AM09:00

StewDay at Bear Creek Nature Park

Join Six Rivers and Oakland Township Parks & Recreation at Bear Creek Nature Park October 19th for a stewardship workday!  The Conservation Easement area at Bear Creek Nature Park provides habitat for wildlife and a haven for native plants.  We will remove invasive shrubs and spread seed to set the stage for more native beauty next year. It’s fun, rewarding work, and we provide tools and refreshments.  Sturdy footwear and layered clothing are recommended. Workdays will be postponed or cancelled if steady driving rain or thunderstorms.Call or email Ian Ableson, Stewardship Technician, at 248.601.2816 or iableson@sixriversrlc.org with questions or to sign up for this event.

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Butterfly Count at Golden Preserve
Jun
30
10:00 AM10:00

Butterfly Count at Golden Preserve

POSTPONED TO JUNE 30th.  Come join Six Rivers for our butterfly census with the North American Butterfly Association's annual Butterfly Count. Families welcome and all levels of "butterflies" are needed, as experts will be available to help with identification. Bring a net and binoculars if you have them, although there will be extras on hand. Be prepared for the weather and to walk in the high grass and uneven terrain. Contact Susanne at by email or by phone at 248-546-5654 for more information and to let us know if you'll be there.

Golden Preserve is found near 11398 Clark Road, Davisburg, MI 48350. From Dixie Highway and 1-75 (exit 93), head left or south to Big Lake Road, turn right on Big Lake Road to Clark Road (Big Lake Road turns to the left, Clark Road is straight). Follow Clark Road through a few turns to the railroad tracks (about 3 miles). Take the dirt road to the right immediately before the tracks, along the RR right-of-way, through the gate to the parking area. If you come upon a house, you have taken the wrong dirt road.

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Adventure League - Clinton River Paddle
Jun
9
9:00 AM09:00

Adventure League - Clinton River Paddle

Join Six Rivers Land Conservancy and Simple Adventures for a Kayak trip down one of our favorite stretches of the Clinton River.  We will start at Riverside Park in Auburn Hills and continue down approximately 5 Miles of river to the City of Rochester Hills. Put-in is at 10:00 am.
 
This trip is intended for intermediate skilled paddlers, this portion does contain some white water.  Guides will be present to assist you should the need arise.

Kayaks and gear will be staged at Riverside park in Auburn Hills.  The take out will be River Crest Convention Center in Rochester Hills.  If you wish to unload at Riverside and then leave your vehicle at River Crest a shuttle will run you back up to the start point.  Shuttles will run at 9:00 am and 9:30 am.

Please reserve your spot, sign the excursion waiver, and arrange for kayak rentals as needed at the Simple Adventures booking link.

 

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Garlic Mustard Pull - Nicholson Nature Center
May
30
9:00 AM09:00

Garlic Mustard Pull - Nicholson Nature Center

Join Six Rivers at the Nicholson Nature Center for a garlic mustard pull! Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) and dame’s rocket (Hesperis matronalis) spread aggressively through natural areas, pushing out the native plants that wildlife need. We need your help to remove these invasive plants from our natural areas!  Pulls will be postponed or cancelled if steady rain or thunderstorms. It’s fun, easy work, and we provide tools and refreshments.  Sturdy and waterproof footwear are recommended. Call or email Ian Ableson, Stewardship Technician, at 248.601.2816 or iableson@sixriversrlc.org to sign up for this event or with questions.

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Country Drive Car Tour
May
20
8:00 AM08:00

Country Drive Car Tour

Six Rivers is hosting a classic car tour highlighting the natural beauty of the region on two lane, paved roads through the northwestern portion of the Detroit metro region on Sunday, May 20, 2018. The tour is for classic cars, vintage sports cars, and exotic cars, giving people an opportunity to spend a nostalgic day touring historical recreational communities and the beautiful backroads of the region with their friends and other car enthusiasts. The Country Drive will begin at M1 Concourse in Pontiac with check-in, a continental breakfast, and a parade lap around the track to kick off the tour. Cars will follow a route of approximately 85 miles with stops at Lyon Oaks Park and LaFontaine Heritage Center, and ending at Spicer Orchards in Fenton.

Afterglow activities at Spicer’s will include libations and delicious food. Participants will also have the opportunity to have a photo of their car taken as a memento of the event. The purpose of the event is to introduce participants to Six Rivers Land Conservancy and its work to preserve the natural and agricultural landscapes that are part of the region’s rich heritage. This exclusive tour is limited to 75 cars, so register today to ensure your place in the Country Drive Car Tour! (Final approval of vehicle models is left to the discretion of the event committee.) Visit the Country Drive web page to learn more!

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Garlic Mustard Pull - Blue Heron
May
17
9:00 AM09:00

Garlic Mustard Pull - Blue Heron

Join Six Rivers at Blue Heron Conservation Easement for a garlic mustard pull! Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) and dame’s rocket (Hesperis matronalis) spread aggressively through natural areas, pushing out the native plants that wildlife need. We need your help to remove these invasive plants from our natural areas!  Pulls will be postponed or cancelled if steady rain or thunderstorms. It’s fun, easy work, and we provide tools and refreshments.  Sturdy and waterproof footwear are recommended. Call or email Ian Ableson, Stewardship Technician, at 248.601.2816 or iableson@sixriversrlc.org to sign up for this event or with questions.

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Turtle Woods Preserve Exploration Hike
May
9
6:00 PM18:00

Turtle Woods Preserve Exploration Hike

Join Six Rivers, Stage Nature Center, and the neighbors of Turtle Woods as we reconnect with this nature preserve in Troy! Turtle Woods is currently owned by the Troy School District, but will soon be transferred to Six Rivers. Hikers will learn more about the natural features of this preserve, along with the unique stewardship needs that this property presents. This property contains significant wetlands, so dress accordingly.

Parking is at the west end of the Evanswood Church parking lot.

Site conditions: wetland, thick understory, trails that are overgrown. No restrooms.

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Anchor Bay Woods Preserve Dedication and Mini-Hike
May
5
10:00 AM10:00

Anchor Bay Woods Preserve Dedication and Mini-Hike

Join Six Rivers as we dedicate our new Anchor Bay Woods Preserve in New Baltimore! We'll engage in a mini-hike while learning more about this unique habitat and viewing the spring wildflowers. We'll gather in the parking lot of the New Baltimore police station and then take a quick hike in the woods. This is a wild, wetland property, so dress accordingly.

Anchor Bay Woods Preserve is a wet-mesic flatwoods, one of the last in this part of the state. It consists of micro-topography (wetland pockets interspersed with upland hummocks). Vernal pools will be flooded at this time of year and hosting tadpoles, salamanders, and other wetland species.

Site conditions: wild, wetland, forested, pools, deadfalls, underbrush. No trails or restrooms.

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Garlic Mustard Pull - Bear Creek
May
3
9:00 AM09:00

Garlic Mustard Pull - Bear Creek

Join Six Rivers at Bear Creek Conservation Easement for a garlic mustard pull! Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) and dame’s rocket (Hesperis matronalis) spread aggressively through natural areas, pushing out the native plants that wildlife need. We need your help to remove these invasive plants from our natural areas!  Pulls will be postponed or cancelled if steady rain or thunderstorms. It’s fun, easy work, and we provide tools and refreshments.  Sturdy and waterproof footwear are recommended. Call or email Ian Ableson, Stewardship Technician, at 248.601.2816 or iableson@sixriversrlc.org to sign up for this event or with questions.

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Atlas County Park Ribbon Cutting
Apr
29
2:00 PM14:00

Atlas County Park Ribbon Cutting

Six Rivers recently assisted Genesee County with the purchase of 150 acres of natural landscape at the southern end of the county. That land is becoming Atlas County Park. Genesee County Parks and Recreation is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony at the park on April 29th at 2 pm. After the park's official opening, it will be open to the public from 8 am to sunset daily.

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Earth Fair
Apr
27
to Apr 28

Earth Fair

Celebrate Michigan's largest Earth Day event, Earth Fair, at Goodells County Park. You'll find companies, artisans, entertainers, demonstrations, displays and hands-on activities together in an environment that's FREE and fun for the whole family. Make sure you visit the Six Rivers booth when you're there!

Visit the Earth Fair website for more information.

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Adventure League Paddle - St. John's Marsh Wildlife Refuge
Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

Adventure League Paddle - St. John's Marsh Wildlife Refuge

Our Adventure League season kick-off event is a guided paddle excursion through St. John’s Marsh Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, April 21 at 10:00 am. Guides from Simple Adventures and Ducks Unlimited will discuss the Refuge’s wildlife, and we’ll have lots of opportunities to spot waterfowl, wildlife, and early wildflowers.

This is a beginner- to intermediate-level paddle on sheltered flat water. We’ll be paddling 5 miles, and the estimated length of the trip is between 3 and 4 hours. Put-in is at the DNR launch on M-29 in Clay Township. 

Please reserve your spot, sign the excursion waiver, and arrange for kayak rentals as needed at the Simple Adventures booking link.

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