At the refuge we strive to keep the trails up to high standards so everyone feels welcome and comfortable hiking on them. This volunteer position performs all aspects of trail maintenance and construction. Examples of the work could include: mowing grass; clearing brush and fallen logs from trail corridor; trimming overhanging brush; picking up litter; and as we grow, potentially constructing new segments of trail and performing rehabilitation and restoration on abandoned or heavily impacted sections of trail. This position will be set up with access to a shed with tools and equipment. This will allow volunteers to “work” when it is most convenient for them. Volunteers may work alone or in groups.
Our Grand Opening for our new visitor center and fishing pier will be in 2019. For now this site is closed to the public. In the meantime, the refuge headquarters is located at 9311 Groh Road, Grosse Ile, MI 48138.