Invasive Species Trail Day with Friends of Cannonsburg State Game Area

At WMMBA, we’re invested in the health of our trails, our sport, and our community. But beyond bikes, we value the well-being of our forests and natural spaces, too. The Friends of Cannonsburg State Game Area have to opportunities to get involved and ensure the future of our forests on February 1 and 22. 

Both work days, scheduled 1-4 pm, will be dedicated to removing invasive species from CSGA. This is a great example of eco stewardship in action, and the ability of local partners like Kent County Parks and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to maintain the health of our trees. 

The Friends of Cannonsburg State Game Area will help volunteers learn more about several types of invasive species, how they got here, the damage they cause, and our best practices in addressing their spread. Restoring natural habit is an important task that requires a few tricks of that trade; we’ll show you how to identify and remove the invasive species that need to be addressed. With these wintery dates, make sure you dress for the condition. No tools? No problem; the Strike Force from Kent Conservation will have everything you need. 

Both work days are scheduled from 1-4pm on two separate weekends. Joining us on February 1 is a great way to get informed and save time on workday number two, but both are sure to be useful and productive days in the woods.  For more information, call the Kent Conservation Strike Team at 616-222-5801 or 248-245-3977. Consider joining the Friends of Cannonsburg State Game Area on Facebook for more updates on these events and all-things CSGA.

Looking for more volunteer opportunities this winter and throughout the year? We’ve got plenty in the works! Make sure you join WMMBA to support the trails and to stay in the loop for more chances to make a difference.