Native Wildflower Planting in Barry County

Jun 24, 2023 9:00AM—12:00PM


Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, Hastings, MI 49058


Join MUCC’s OTG program in partnership with Pierce Cedar Creek Institute in planting native plugs on PCCI’s grounds to improve upland bird habitat. Volunteers are needed on Saturday, June 24, 2023, from 9am-12pm.

Meeting Location: Pierce Cedar Creek Institute’s Meadow Lodge

More about the Project: Pierce Cedar Creek Institute is an 850-acre nature center and biological field station located south of Hastings in beautiful Barry County. The Institute is home to several unique natural communities and supports conservation and stewardship efforts on the property through a variety of grant and volunteer efforts. In 2021, the Institute was awarded $39,000 for an Oak Ecosystem restoration in collaboration with the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) and funding through the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) Wildlife Habitat Grant Program (WHGP). This project will support 24 acres of prairie restoration on the Institute property, and the installation of native plant plugs to benefit wild turkey habitat. The MUCC workday will focus on the planting of a variety of native plants in the active restoration units.

Volunteers are required to wear closed-toed shoes and are encouraged to dress for variable weather. Attendees are also encouraged to bring reusable water bottles, although bottled water and snacks will be provided throughout the day. This project will take place rain or shine, unless there is severe weather so please dress accordingly.

All registered volunteers will be provided with free lunch and a volunteer appreciation gift.

Please contact AmeriCorps Engagement Specialist Tyler Lancaster at with any questions regarding this event or the OTG program.

Please note that registration will close on Thursday, June 22 at 3pm.