MNA To Host Youth Nature Education Day

Join MNA on Saturday, March 26, for an educational youth event in Shelby Township.

The event will take place at the Wilcox Warnes Nature Sanctuary on Schoenherr Road, south of 26 Mile Road, and will give youth a hands-on experience in making nature more accessible.

From 10 a.m.-2 p.m., kids will have the opportunity to work with MNA volunteers to replace boardwalk in trail systems at the sanctuary. Aside from building boardwalks, participants will take part in environmental education activities with topics including forest conservation, river ecology and insect identification. Lunch will be provided.

The event is made possible by a $10,000 grant from Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), to improve trails and install a parking area at the sanctuary, which will allow residents to visit the area and learn about nature without having to leave the Detroit Metropolitan Area.

The Wilcox Warnes Nature Sanctuary is home to 45 acres of undisturbed woodland adjacent to a heavily-traveled roadway in Macomb County. It has been protected by MNA since 1975.

Some parking is available. Please contact the MNA office at 517-655-5655 for more information.

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