Upcoming Natural Area Preservation (NAP) Volunteer Opportunities

Upcoming Natural Area Preservation (NAP) Volunteer Opportunities

THE CITY OF Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation (NAP) works to protect and restore Ann Arbor’s natural areas. This involves conducting plant and animal inventories, ecological monitoring, and stewardship projects in Ann Arbor parks. These tasks are performed by both staff and volunteers. NAP asks volunteers to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes to workday […]

Thousands Attend Opening of $1.2 Million Ann Arbor Skatepark at Vets Park

Thousands Attend Opening of $1.2 Million Ann Arbor Skatepark at Vets Park

by Donna Iadipaolo Skaters—from Tony Hawk and Andy MacDonald to amateurs— jumped and twirled, food tents served delectables, and those in attendance just enjoyed a glorious start to summer. THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE attended the official opening of the Ann Arbor Skatepark on June 21, 2014 at Veterans Memorial Park. Music blared, skaters—from experts like Tony […]

Upcoming Natural Area Preservation (NAP) Volunteer Opportunities in July

Upcoming Natural Area Preservation (NAP) Volunteer Opportunities in July

THE CITY OF Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation (NAP) works to protect and restore Ann Arbor’s natural areas. This involves conducting plant and animal inventories, ecological monitoring, and stewardship projects in Ann Arbor parks. These tasks are performed by both staff and volunteers. NAP asks volunteers to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes to workday […]

Ann Arbor Skatepark Grand Opening Celebration Scheduled for June 21

Ann Arbor Skatepark Grand Opening Celebration Scheduled for June 21

ON JUNE 21 between the hours of 10 a.m.–6 p.m. the city will host the Ann Arbor Skatepark Grand Opening Celebration. Festivities will take place at Veterans Memorial Park, 2150 Jackson Road. This event will feature a special appearance by Tony Hawk; skateboarding demonstrations by national professional skateboarders, including nine-time world champion skateboarder and winner […]

New Report: Healthiest Cities in the U.S. Budget Higher Per Capita Spending on Parks—DC Budgets $400/Resident, Ann Arbor Allocates $47/Resident in 2015

New Report: Healthiest Cities in the U.S. Budget Higher Per Capita Spending on Parks—DC Budgets $400/Resident, Ann Arbor Allocates $47/Resident in 2015

THE AMERICAN COLLEGE of Sports Medicine (ACSM) unveiled its seventh annual American Fitness Index™ (AFI) data report. The 2014 AFI data report, “Health and Community Fitness Status of the 50 Largest Metropolitan Areas,” reflects a composite of preventive health behaviors, levels of chronic disease conditions, and community resources and policies that support physical activity. Capturing […]

Natural Area Preservation Volunteer Events for the Month of June

Natural Area Preservation Volunteer Events for the Month of June

ANN ARBOR NATURAL Area Preservation (NAP) works to protect and restore Ann Arbor’s natural areas and to foster an environmental ethic among its citizens. This involves conducting plant and animal inventories, ecological monitoring, and stewardship projects in Ann Arbor parks. These tasks are performed by both staff and volunteers. There are a variety of volunteer […]

Natural Area Preservation Volunteer Events for the Month of June

Natural Area Preservation Volunteer Events for the Month of June

ANN ARBOR NATURAL Area Preservation (NAP) works to protect and restore Ann Arbor’s natural areas and to foster an environmental ethic among its citizens. This involves conducting plant and animal inventories, ecological monitoring, and stewardship projects in Ann Arbor parks. These tasks are performed by both staff and volunteers. There are a variety of volunteer […]

Recycle Ann Arbor “Government Liaison” Gives Up Seat on Environmental Commission

Recycle Ann Arbor “Government Liaison” Gives Up Seat on Environmental Commission

A GROUP OF  Ann Arbor City Council members including Ward 1 Council member Sumi Kailasapathy, Ward 2 Council members Jane Lumm and Sally Hart Petersen, Ward 4 Council member Jack Eaton and Ward 5 Council member Mike Anglin have been vocal in their concerns about board and commission appointees who have either actual or perceived […]