Brush Pile Building and Edge-Habitat Enhancement at Port Huron State Game Area

Apr 29, 2023 10:00AM—3:00PM


Port Huron State Game Area


Join On the Ground in partnership with RJ Lytle Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society and the Michigan DNR as we work to remove woody invasive vegetation and and create brush piles for wildlife habitat at Port Huron State Game Area (SGA) in St. Clair County. Volunteers are needed on Saturday, April 29, 2023 from 10:00am until 3:00pm (sign-in starts at 9:45am).

About the work site: Port Huron SGA encompasses over 6,000 acres of public land and is part of one of the largest contiguous forested landscapes remaining in the Thumb of Michigan. The site offers opportunities for small-game hunting, fishing, hiking, and foraging. This project is part of a larger habitat enhancement project led by the Ruffed Grouse Society/American Woodcock Society where previous volunteers created 5 acres of woodcock openings.

Where to meet: Volunteers will meet at the game area parking lot just east of the intersection of Kingsley Road and Avoca Road in Clyde Township (St. Clair County). 

More details and what to bring: The project will involve moderate physical activity including removing woody invasives with non-powered hand tools as well as lifting and moving logs and branches to construct brush piles. All ages are welcome to attend. Volunteers should wear sturdy, close-toed boots. Work gloves will be provided but feel free to bring your own.

All necessary equipment, lunch and a volunteer appreciation gift will be provided to all registered volunteers.

Please contact MUCC Habitat Volunteer Coordinator Kristina Kennedy at with any questions regarding this event or the OTG program.