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2017 Rouge Rescue Work Sites

2017 Rouge Rescue Work Sites




E.L. Johnson Nature Center 
Date: 4/22/2017
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm 
Location: 3325 Franklin Road, Bloomfield 
Volunteers Needed: All welcome 
Projects: Managing wood in the stream, woodchipping trails, pulling garlic mustard, cutting Oriental Bittersweet vines, and maintaining flower beds (adding compost and mulch).  
Family Friendly: yes 
Directions: Franklin Road north of Long Lake Road, west of Telegraph Road
Site Coordinator(s): Dan Badgley, E.L. Johnson Nature Center & Charles Markus, Bloomfield Twp. 
Phone: 248-341-6487 
Email: dbadgley@bloomfield.org or cmarkus@bloomfieldtwp.org



Wayne County Commissioner Terry Marecki - Park Cleanup Day, Hines Park 
Date: 5/13/2017
Time: 8:30am – 11:00pm 
Location: Meet at the Cass Benton pavilion, near 17943 Northville Road
Volunteers Needed: All welcome (first 50 will receive Tigers tickets)
Projects: Trash removal, pulling weeds and invasive species, spreading mulch around signs and trees.
Family Friendly: yes 
Directions: Cass Benton Pavilion, Cass Benton Rec Area located between Northville Road and Hines Drive, north of 6 Mile Road
Site Coordinator(s): Grace Modes, Commissioner Terry Marecki’s Office
Phone: 313-224-0946
Email:  gmodes@waynecounty.com


City of Westland Hix Park – Holliday Nature Preserve
Date: 5/6/2017 
Time: 8:30am - 1:00pm 
Location: Hix Road, north of Warren Road, south of Joy Road
Volunteers Needed: 75 
Projects: Upland work, floodplain work, creek work in forest. 
Family Friendly: yes 
Site Coordinator(s): Bill Craig, Holliday Nature Preserve Association
Phone: 248-476-5127
Email: envirowhc@yahoo.com





Douglas Evans Nature Preserve 
Date: 5/20/2017 
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm 
Location: 31835 Evergreen Road 
Volunteers Needed: All welcome
Projects: Invasive species removal, debris removal and nature walk.   
Family Friendly: yes 
Directions: Evergreen Road between 13 Mile Road and 14 Mile Road
Site Coordinator(s): Erin Saur 
Phone:  248-646-6404 ext. 229 
Email: esaur@villagebeverlyhills.com



Linden Park 
Date: 5/20/2017 
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm 
Location: Hawthorne Street 
Volunteers Needed: 35 
Projects: Invasive species management practices along with debris/trash cleanup throughout the park. 
Family Friendly: yes 
Directions: Hawthome Street, Birmingham, MI 48009
Site Coordinator(s): Connie Folk, City of Birmingham 
Phone: 248-530-1642 
Email: cfolk@bhamgov.org


Flodin Park 
Date: 5/20/2017 
Time: 8:00am - 2:00pm 
Location: Saltz at Morton Taylor 
Volunteers Needed: 150+ 
Projects: Volunteers will be cleaning up debris from the nature trails and planting. 
Family Friendly: yes 
Directions: Saltz and Morton Taylor. 
Site Coordinator(s): Christie Jones, Canton Township 
Phone: 734-394-5160 
Email: cjones@canton-mi.org 

Meadows of Canton 
Date: 5/20/2017 
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm 
Location: 44955 Cherry Hill Road, Canton 
Volunteers Needed: 100
Projects: River cleanup if weather permits, educational displays, indoor presentations, bug hunt (benthic program), bird house building, storm drain stenciling, food and much more. 
Family Friendly: yes 
Directions: River cleanup located at Lotz Road between Cherry Hill and Palmer Road. All other activities located at 44955 Cherry Hill Road (registration as well). Please check in before going to river cleanup site.  
Site Coordinator(s): Keshav Raizada, Wayne County DPS 
Phone: 313-999-6256 
Email: kraizada@waynecounty.com 


Ford Field Greenway Trail 
Date: 5/20/2017
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm 
Location: 220551 Cherry Hill St, Dearborn 
Volunteers Needed: 20 
Projects: We will be cleaning up the park and managing the woody debris in the river. 
Family Friendly: yes 
Directions: Ford Field pavilion at base of Monroe Street. 
Site Coordinator(s): Thomas Trimble, Christ Episcopal Church, Dearborn 
Phone: 313-414-6277 
Email: mars@americanmars.com 


Henry Ford Estate Garlic Mustard Pull Together
Date: 5/20/2017
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm 
Location: 1 Fair Lane Drive 
Volunteers Needed: 20+
Projects:  Volunteers will work to pull garlic mustard.
Family Friendly: yes 
Directions: Meet at the picnic area
Site Coordinator(s): Thomas Trimble, Christ Episcopal Church, Dearborn 
Phone: 313-414-6277 
Email: mars@americanmars.com 


University of Michigan - Dearborn
Date: 5/20/2017 
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00pm 
Location: Environmental Interpretive Center, 4901 Evergreen Road, Dearborn 
Volunteers Needed: All welcome 
Projects: Removal of invasive species.  All tools provided.  If you have a long-handled branch loppers that you can bring, please do.  Volunteer may also wish to bring a water bottle. 
Family Friendly: no 
Directions: Meet at the Environmental Interpretive Center 
Site Coordinator(s): Rick Simek, Environmental Interpretive Center
Phone: 313-593-5338 
Email: rsimek@umich.edu 


Parkland Park

Date: 5/30/2015
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: 6500 Parkland St
Directions: Meet at entrance off Ann Arbor Trail, east of Outer Drive
Projects: Caring for and mulching trees planted by DHWS volunteers during past Rouge Rescue work days.
Family Friendly: Yes
Volunteers Needed: 40
Site Coordinator(s): Barbara Goryca, Stephen Roberts, Dearborn Heights Watershed Stewards Commission
Phone: 313-292-1784
E-mail: barbgoryca@hotmail.com (Barbara Goryca)


Eliza Howell Park - more info to come 
Date:  5/20/2017
Location: 23733 Fenkell Ave., Detroit 
Volunteers Needed: 
Family Friendly: yes 
Directions: Fenkell Avenue east of Telegraph Road
Site Coordinator(s)

Rouge Park 
Date: 5/20/2017 
Time: 8:00am - 1:30pm 
Location: 22000 Joy Road, Detroit 
Volunteers Needed: 200 
Projects: Park cleanup and invasive species removal
Family Friendly: yes 
Directions: Southeast corner of Joy Road and Spinoza Drive. 
Site Coordinator(s): Sally Petrella, Friends of the Rouge 
Phone: 313-792-9621 
Email: spetrella@therouge.org 

St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center 
Date: 5/20/2017
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Location: 23333 Schoolcraft, Detroit 
Volunteers Needed: 20
Projects: Native planting along the Rouge River to provide habitat and reduce erosion.     
Family Friendly: yes 
Directions: Eastbound Schoolcraft, ½ mile east of Telegraph Road
Site Coordinator(s): Roz Salter, St. Paul of the Cross 
Phone: 313-286-2848 



Heritage Park 
Date: 5/20/2017
Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm 
Location: 24915 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills 
Volunteers Needed: 75 
Projects: Volunteers will participate in a variety of tasks including invasive plant removal, native plantings, restoration work and trail maintenance
Family Friendly: yes 
Directions: Off Farmington Road between 10 Mile and 11 Mile Roads. Park entrance is on the west side of Farmington. Once in the park, follow the signs to the Nature Center. Check-in at the tent.
Site Coordinator(s): Ashlie Smith, Nature Center Supervisor 
Phone: 248-477-1135 



Beverly Park 
Date: 5/20/2017 
Time: 8:30am - 11:00am 
Location: 30647 Pickford, Livonia 48152
Volunteers Needed: 75 
Projects: Native planting, invasive plant removal, woody debris management and clean up.
Family Friendly: yes 
Directions: East of Merriman/take Milburn Street South off 7 Mile to East on Pickford
Site Coordinator(s): Diane Manderachia, City of Livonia 
Phone: 734-466-2642
Email: dmanderachia@ci.livonia.mi.us


Newburgh Pointe Rec Area – Hines Park 
Date: 5/20/2017 
Time: 10am -
Location: Hines Drive, west of Newburgh Road
Volunteers Needed: All welcome
Projects: Volunteers will work to clean up trash from the shore and by canoe and lay crushed stone to reduce erosion at the canoe launch. Bring your own boat if you have it.  Heavner will provide some canoes for volunteers (limited supply available). 
Family Friendly: 
Directions: Meet at the canoe livery at Newburgh Pointe Rec Area
Site Coordinator(s): Vickie Schroeder, FOTR volunteer and Jeff Valendar, Heavner Canoe Livery 
Email: catfish228@gmail.com or jeff@heavnercanoe.com





 Allen Drive Park 

Date: 5/21/2016 
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: 1056 Allen Drive, Northville, 48167 
Volunteers Needed: 25 
Projects: Garlic mustard removal, trash removal, bird house and hummingbird feeder building after clean up. 
Family Friendly: Yes 
Directions: Off Novi Rd, north of 8 Mile Road or Novi Street off 8 Mile Road. Parking available 
Site Coordinator(s): Callie Milroy 
Phone: 248-496-8426 
Email: calliesgardens@gmail.com 

Northville Downs

Date:  5/20/2017
Time: 9:00 – 1:00 pm
Location: 7 Mile at Hines Drive
Volunteers Needed:  200
Sign up to volunteer at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b4ea9a728a3f58-rouge
Projects: Make the Rouge Paddle-able! Native planting, invasive plant removal, woody debris management and clean up.
Directions: Sign in at the Pavilion (Shelter #1 @ Northville Recreation Area in Hines Park). Parking available at the pavilion and at the former McDonald Ford site on 7 Mile Road across the street from Custard Time and Good Time Party Store).
Phone:  248-348-0496
Email: john@kellykellylaw.com
Family Friendly: yes 
Site Coordinator(s): John P Kelly 
Phone:  248-348-0496
Email: john@kellykellylaw.com



Rotary Park 
Date 6/3/2017 
Time: 9:00am - 11:00am 
Location: 22220 Roethel Drive, Novi 
Volunteers Needed: 60 
Projects: Trash removal, river trail cleanup, invasive plant control, managing wood in the river.  
Family Friendly: yes 
Directions: Nine Mile and Roethel Drive, between Novi Road and Meadowbrook Road. 
Site Coordinator(s): Wendy DuVall, City of Novi 
 248 361 8336

Email: wduvall@cityofnovi.org 


Tonquish Creek Manor 
Date: 5/20/2017
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm 
Location: 1160 Sheridan, Plymouth 
Volunteers Needed: 75 
Projects: Pick up trash and debris, remove invasive species and replant native species.  Lunch provided to participating volunteers.   
Family Friendly: yes 
Directions:  Off W Ann Arbor Trail west of Harvey St. 
Site Coordinator(s): Adam Gerlach, Greta Bolhuis, City of Plymouth 
734-453-1234 ext. 224 
gbolhuis@ci.plymouth.mi.us or agerlach@ci.plymouth.mi.us 


Plymouth Township Park 
Date: 5/20/2017
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm 
Location: 46640 Ann Arbor Trail, Plymouth 
Volunteers Needed: 20 
Projects: Planting native wild flowers along the creek and perhaps planting native grasses around bio-swale.

Family Friendly: yes 
Directions: Meet at the pavilion, located at the second driveway on the left after you enter the park. 
Site Coordinator(s): Sarah Visel, Charter Township of Plymouth 
Email: svisel@plymouthtwp.org


 Lola Valley Park

Date:  5/20/2017
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm 
Location:  Lola Valley comfort station which is on Kinloch, south of 6 Mile Road between Beech Daly and Inkster Roads
Volunteers Needed: All welcome
Projects: Trash and debris pick-up, invasive plant removal
Family Friendly:  yes
Site Coordinator(s):  Scot Martin & Ted Kozlowski, Redford Residents
Phone:  734.334.7437
Email:  scotfmartin@gmail.com

 Methodist Children’s Home Society

Date:  5/20/2017
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm 
Location:  26645 W. Six Mile Rd, Redford
Volunteers Needed: All welcome
Projects:  Cleaning up trash and small woody debris along the river
Family Friendly:  No – No volunteers under age 18 are allowed; all volunteers will be asked to sign a photo/confidentiality form.
Directions:  On Six Mile between Beech-Daly and Inkster Rd
Site Coordinator(s):  Anne Bradley, Development Coordinator MCHS
Phone: (313) 531-9968
Email:  abradley@mchsmi.org



Berberian Woods 
Date: 5/20/2017
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm 
Location: Streamwood Lane, Southfield 
Volunteers Needed: 10-20 
Projects: Invasive plant removal, primarily garlic mustard and Dame's Rocket, with a little honeysuckle thrown in for good measure. This is a very cool site, so come on out and join us for a fun morning on The Rouge!
Family Friendly: yes 
Directions: Enter Streamwood Lane off of 12 Mile Road, a residential street halfway between Telegraph Rd and Lahser Rd. Park on the street and walk down the lane to the bridge. Signs will be posted.
Site Coordinator(s): Gail Barber, Resident & Brandy Siedlaczek, City of Southfield 
Phone: 248-796-4806 (Brandy) 
Email: bsiedlaczek@cityofsouthfield.com

Beech Woods Recreation Center 
Date: 5/20/2017
Time: 8:00am - 1:00pm 
Location: 26000 Evergreen Road, Southfield 
Volunteers Needed: 75-100 
Projects: Woody Debris Management/Native Planting/Invasives Removal

Family Friendly: yes 
Directions: Beech Woods Recreation Center, located on Beech Road just south of Nine Mile. 
Site Coordinator(s): Brandy Siedlaczek, City of Southfield 


Jack R. Smiley Nature Preserve

Date: 5/20/2017
Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm 
Location: 8080 Cherry Hill Road, Superior Township 
Volunteers Needed: All welcome 
Projects: Clean-up and weeding of visitor reception area -- possible addition of gm pull in SE corner of preserve if volunteer numbers permit
Family Friendly: yes 
Directions: SE corner, intersection of Prospect & Cherry Hill roads, park at Superior Township Hall, NE corner Prospect & Cherry Hill Roads
Site Coordinator(s): Carla Bisaro, SMLC Superior Township Chapter 
Phone: 734-484-0074 
Emall: ckbisaro@comcast.net 


 Merriman Hollow 

Date: 5/20/2017 
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Hines Drive and Merriman Road, Westland
Volunteers Needed: 20
Projects: Clean up trash and maintain a native garden and woodchip path. 
Family Friendly: yes 
Directions: The entrance ramp to Hawthorne Drive to Hines Drive from Merriman. Located at the instersection of Hines Drive and Merriman. 
Site Coordinator(s): Jenny Petoskey, Volunteer 
Phone: 734-637-1284 
Email: jenny_petoskey@yahoo.com 



Goudy Park 

Date: 6/10/2017 
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm 
Location: 3355 S Wayne Road (City Hall), Wayne 
Volunteers Needed: 75 
Projects: Woody debris management, trash pickup, trail maintenance and possibly invasive species removal. 
Family Friendly: yes 
Directions: Wayne Road, north of Michigan Avenue. 
Site Coordinator(s): Kurt Kuban, Matt Mulholland, River Restorations INC 
Phone: 734-716-0783 
Email: kkuban3240@aol.com 


Northville Community Park

Date: 6/3/2017 
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm 
Location: 5 Mile west of Beck Road 
Volunteers Needed: All welcome
Projects:  A few volunteers will maintain a small rain garden in Community Park, others will drive around the corner to clean up trash from the Johnson Creek and remove invasives in Coldwater Springs Nature Area.  
Family Friendly: yes 
Directions: Enter the park from 5 Mile.  Meet at the pavilion near the comfort station.  
Site Coordinator(s): Matthew Bertrand, Friends of the Rouge
Phone: 313-792-9621
Email: mbertrand@therouge.org