Small Game Habitat at Gourdneck State Game Area

Mar 26, 2022 9:00AM—2:00PM


Gourdneck State Game Area - W Centre Ave, Portage, MI 49024

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Join MUCC’s On the Ground program and the Kalamazoo Conservation District on Saturday, March 26, 2022, as we improve habitat for small game at the Gourdneck State Game Area. Volunteers will assist with bucking and limbing downed trees and stacking brush into piles. These brush piles will enhance habitat for wildlife such as woodcock, ruffed grouse, and rabbits and hares.

Volunteers are asked to bring their own work gloves. Volunteers are also invited to bring their own chainsaws for limbing and bucking trees for brush piles, but this is not mandatory. MUCC will have a limited number of chainsaws available for use by volunteers who are experienced and able to use them. A majority of the volunteer work will involve building the brush piles by stacking limbs and logs.

Meet at the parking area within the NW corner of Gourdneck SGA, south off of W Centre Ave, across from Harding’s Market in Portage, MI. If more parking is needed, you may park across the street in the Harding’s lot.

– Google Maps coordinates: 42°11’37.7″N 85°38’01.4″W

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Free lunch and an OTG volunteer t-shirt or carabiner mug are provided for all registered volunteers.

Registration opens January 1, 2022, and closes March 24, 2022.  Sign up to attend and spend a great day outdoors helping Michigan wildlife!