Huron Pines and the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary are looking for volunteers to help clean the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Trail and Rotary Island on Aug. 4 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
The trail and island are two widely used outdoor locations in Alpena. They are enjoyed year round by members of the community and visiting tourists. This project will help to improve the trail and Rotary Island. Volunteers will be revitalizing and building flower beds, removing brush, picking up garbage, and helping to preserve the trail and island so they can continue to be enjoyed.
The construction of raised flower beds on Rotary Island is one of the main projects. The beds will be approximately two feet off the ground and will provide a location for people with physical disabilities, such as a wheelchair, to work in a garden. Both the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Trail and Rotary Island are handicapped-accessible. With the addition of the flower beds, the gardens on the island will be more inclusive to all visitors.
Volunteers are invited to join Huron Pines staff and AmeriCorps members from across Northeast Michigan at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, 500 W. Fletcher Street. Bring work gloves; tools will be provided. RSVP by calling 448-2293 ext. 21 or emailing email@example.com.
Each year, AmeriCorps offers 75,000 opportunities for adults of all ages and backgrounds to serve through a network of partnerships with local and national nonprofit groups. AmeriCorps members address critical needs in communities all across America. The Huron Pines AmeriCorps program is the only conservation-based AmeriCorps program in Michigan. Members serve with organizations across Northern Michigan to engage volunteers, restore wildlife habitat, build environmental stewardship and develop new conservation services. Huron Pines AmeriCorps is a program of Huron Pines and is supported in part by the Corporation for National and Community Service, Michigan Community Service Commission, Huron Pines and contributions from host sites. Learn more at www.huronpinesamericorps.org.