Washtenaw County Conservation District is Hiring

Washtenaw County Conservation District is Hiring

by The Ann Arbor Independent Editorial Team Long-time Washtenaw County Conservation District Manager Dennis Rice is retiring and as a result the District is looking for a new District Manager. In addition, The Washtenaw County Conservation District is hiring a MAEAP Technician (Michigan Agricultural Environmental Assurance Program) to implement MAEAP in Washtenaw County. The Washtenaw County Conservation District is a […]

Huron River Day Celebration Slated for Sunday, July 9

Huron River Day Celebration Slated for Sunday, July 9

More than 30 years ago, the Huron River Day celebration began as a way to encourage partnerships among government, private and non-profit organizations and to educate citizens about the importance of water quality and Huron River preservation. Each year, this event draws approximately 2,500 people from the Ann Arbor community to celebrate the Huron River. […]

U-M’s Heirloom Peony Garden Poised to Bloom at Nichols Arboretum

U-M’s Heirloom Peony Garden Poised to Bloom at Nichols Arboretum

by Joe Mooney The University of Michigan’s Nichols Arboretum peony garden is about to undergo its annual transformation into a wave of white, pink and red as it bursts into nearly 10,000 blooms. Well-known on campus and to Ann Arborites alike, the arboretum is home to the largest collection of heirloom herbaceous peonies in North […]

Parks Dept. Announces New Bandemer Park Boat Locker Rental Program for Residents

Parks Dept. Announces New Bandemer Park Boat Locker Rental Program for Residents

by The Ann Arbor Independent Editorial Team The City of Ann Arbor has accepted a donation from the Huron River Watershed Council (HRWC) of six boat lockers that will be available for rent for the 2017 season at Bandemer Park (1352 Lakeshore Drive, Ann Arbor). Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation is working in collaboration with the […]

Final Report on Deer Cull Recommends Cull/Sterilization Continue Through 2020

Final Report on Deer Cull Recommends Cull/Sterilization Continue Through 2020

by Patricia Lesko The Council packet for the Mar. 20 City Council meeting includes the Deer Management: White Buffalo Report. The 22-page Year One Summary report includes information about the methods used to both harvest 96 deer and sterilize 54 females. The contractor spent 308 person-hours for the sharpshooting activities “resulting in 3.2 person-hours per deer harvested,” according […]

Upcoming Family Programs at the Leslie Science and Nature Center

Upcoming Family Programs at the Leslie Science and Nature Center

Nature Tales: Sensational Spring Saturday, April 1, 2017 –10:00am to 11:00am Join us select Saturday mornings for outdoor and nature-based activities that inspire you and your preschoolers and their grown-ups to explore and appreciate the out of doors at LSNC—Ann  Arbor’s very own backyard. Each session will be centered around a specific theme and include […]

250+ Summer Jobs–Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Hiring Event March 12

250+ Summer Jobs–Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Hiring Event March 12

by Ann Arbor Independent Editorial Team Looking for a summer job? On Sunday Mar. 12 Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation is hosting a hiring event on from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. at Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard Road. On-the-spot interviews will be offered in an effort to fill 250+ mostly temporary/seasonal positions. Walk-ins are welcome, or those interested can […]

In Pennsylvania, Game Commission Refuses to Approve Deer Management Plan Used In Ann Arbor

In Pennsylvania, Game Commission Refuses to Approve Deer Management Plan Used In Ann Arbor

by John Hayes In Mount Lebanon, Penn., White Buffalo, the same Connecticut-based animal management organization contracted to reduce deer density in Ann Arbor, was refused permission by the state to use the same experimental, two-pronged deer population control program used this past Feb. in several Ann Arbor parks and nature areas. In areas where sharpshooting was […]

Sierra Club Endorses Anglin, Eaton, and Kunselman for Ann Arbor City Council

Sierra Club Endorses Anglin, Eaton, and Kunselman for Ann Arbor City Council

The Sierra Club, Huron Valley Group, and Sierra Club, Michigan Chapter today formally announced several endorsements of incumbent City Council members, each facing challengers in the Democratic primary in August. “We are very pleased to announce today that the Sierra Club has endorsed four community leaders who will stand up for our city parks and […]

On Valentine’s Day Ski by Candlelight, Lantern Light at Chelsea’s Waterloo Recreation Area

On Valentine’s Day Ski by Candlelight, Lantern Light at Chelsea’s Waterloo Recreation Area

Heather Farley had never been cross-country on skis, but when a friend suggested she give it a try at a recent Department of Natural Resources’ candlelight skiing event at Metamora-Hadley Recreation Area, she was all about it. “By candlelight at night?” said Farley, a medical assistant from Grand Blanc. “How awesome is that? What better […]

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