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Service: Seidman Park Trail Building Project

Date:
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Time:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Seidman Park
8155 Conservation St NE
Ada, MI 49301 United States

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Organized by:
Cindy Krieg (Service)
Email: cfimiservice@centerforinquiry.net

Description:

Due to the EEE Outbreak this event has been delayed until November 9th, to ensure everyone’s safety. If you already RSVP’d please confirm your availability for the new date with Cindy.

Enjoy a day outdoors this fall while making a difference by joining a team of volunteers for the Seidman Park Trail Building Project! Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 10 am to 1 pm.

This project will be to help build, repair and/or re-naturalize trail sections at Seidman Park! A workshop and training are included to learn how to support ecologically sustainable trails. All supplies and tools are provided. This is a family friendly event.

Volunteers should dress for the weather and wear long pants with work shoes/boots (it can get muddy!). We will need to hike out to various sites which could be one to two miles round trip. There is no running water so volunteers should bring bottled water. Port a johns are on site.

Naturalizing trails involves various methods that include: scarifying trails using hard rakes and other tools; moving logs and branches over the trial to discourage use and to aid in adding decomposing debris; replanting various species to create a natural blending into the adjacent landscape, moving debris like leaves and sticks to cover the bare ground, possibly moving some rocks to prevent run off erosion, etc.  Since there are so many different methods, volunteers can choose which type of work fits with their physical abilities.

It has not been decided which parking lot will be the meet up site (it depends on which trails we will be naturalizing), but maps will be sent out the week before, and Volunteer Event signs will be posted on the day of the event.
If you are interested in participating please RSVP to Cindy at cfimiservice@centerforinquiry.org with the names and ages of people willing to help.
Additional Details

CFI Secular Service is a program of CFI Michigan that is working to support CFI’s mission by translating humanist values into action for the common good. Secular Service is working to provide opportunities for members to engage in community service and outreach throughout the year. Learn more about CFI Secular Service here. If you would like additional information about upcoming Secular Service projects or have questions – please contact Cindy Krieg: Email or call 616-698-2342.

Cost: A Generous Donation of Your Time – THANKS!

Contact: Cindy Krieg, cfimiservice@centerforinquiry.net, (616) 698-2342