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Climate Strike and Rally at the University of Michigan/Ingalls Mall On September 20, three days before the UN Climate Summit in NYC, young people and adults will strike all across the US and the world to demand transformative action be taken to address the climate crisis. Students in Washtenaw County have organized a rally on Ingalls Mall to bring attention to the strike. Please walk out of your school or workplace at 11 AM on Friday, September 20 and head to Ingalls Mall. Location: Ingalls Mall (Opposite Rackham Hall) 11 AM Walkout 11-12 PM Tabling and Performances 12 PM Rally 12:45 PM Workshop Block 1 1:30 PM Workshop Block 2 2:15 PM Closing Performance Find out how to support the strike: tinyurl.com/wcstrikesupportform RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/wcclimatestrike #StrikeWithUs Donate: https://tinyurl.com/climatestrikewcfunding To find another strike event, go here: https://globalclimatestrike.net/
Join us to cut back invasive shrubs like honeysuckle and buckthorn in the Goodrich Preserve, just northeast of Ann Arbor. The Preserve is attached to Horner Woods, owned and managed by the University of Michigan. After 2 hours of service, we'll take a quick (about a mile) but lovely hike to enjoy our work. We'll be lead by Allison Krueger - [masked] with Washtenaw County Parks. Please wear long pants and sturdy shoes. Supplies and snacks will be provided! (But please bring your own water bottle).
Motor City Blight Busters is a charitable organization located in Detroit, Michigan. Dedicated to the revitalization of the Detroit community, the group is responsible for building community gardens, cleaning up dump sites, tearing down blighted houses, painting existing homes and many other activities. Volunteers who attend this workday will be given a choice of a few different tasks, so there is something for everyone! A place to store your lunch or other snacks will be available. If needed, HVG may be able to help coordinate a vanpool. Please reach out to the leader to express interest.
We'll look for birds at Willow Pond, hike through the meadow and along Fleming Creek, then head up through the woods and past Dix Pond. We might see herons, egrets or cormorants. We might see some deer, or maybe just some deer rubs. Perhaps we'll catch sunset reflected in Fleming Creek. Expect 3.5 to 4 miles of walking on easy dirt trails. [This is *not* the paved path we followed Aug. 20.] We should be done before dark, but carrying a headlamp or flashlight is a good habit for evening hikes. Approximately 1/2 way through the hike we will be back near our starting place if you need to cut your evening short. Meet at the steps to the main entrance to the building at 5:45 so we can be on the trail by 6pm.