Volunteer Opportunities 
in Southwest State Parks


The Department of Natural Resources recently announced a schedule of volunteer stewardship activities at state parks and recreation areas in Southwest Michigan, presenting plenty of opportunities to get outdoors and help protect habitats. No experience is necessary, and training and equipment are provided.

Dates, times and locations of group workdays are as follows:

Nov. 3 – Fort Custer Recreation Area, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Nov. 4 – Saugatuck Dunes State Park, 1 to 4 p.m.
Nov. 10 – Saugatuck Dunes State Park, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Nov. 11 – Yankee Springs Recreation Area, 1 to 4 p.m.
Nov. 17 – Muskegon State Park, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For information about the activities at each workday, directions or park information, or to check the Volunteer Steward calendar of events, visit the DNR website at michigan.gov/dnrvolunteers, and select the Calendar of Volunteer Stewardship Workdays.

Contact Heidi Frei at 269-685-6851 ext. 147, or email freih@michigan.gov for registration or questions about the Volunteer Steward workdays. 

More outdoor fun and exercise is available through the DNR’s Recreation 101 program, which offers free, hands-on training in over 100 different activities. Learn about participating or becoming an instructor at michigan.gov/rec101.