Few things satisfy like a garbage bag full of garlic mustard!

Here’s a great opportunity to get an early start instilling the values of conservation and community service in your children. Help eradicate this nasty invasive species from the newest of our protected areas. This volunteer workday is geared toward families with children of all ages, and will also include opportunities to explore this new preserve.

WHEN: Sunday, June 4, 1 pm – 4 pm
WHERE:  Portman Nature Preserve, Almena & Antwerp Twps., Van Buren Co.
DIRECTIONS TO THE PRESERVE:

Directions to Portman Nature Preserve
(click on the map for a printable PDF version)

• From I-94 take the Mattawan Exit (# 66) and head north (right) from the traffic circle onto Main Street. Head north for 1 mile to reach Red Arrow Highway, then turn left (west).
• Go west for 1.5 miles, then turn right (north) onto 27th Street (look for Owsiany Farm Stand on the corner).
• Continue traveling north for 0.75 mile, then turn left (west) onto 49th Avenue.
• Go about 0.75 mile to the preserve entrance on the right/north side of the road (just west of the old white farm house at #28534).

Please remember that the Portman Nature Preserve is not yet open to the public, except during special events such as this one or by special invitation — so it will not be open on a daily basis during the summer. We anticipate a grand opening in the fall. Thank you for your cooperation!