The Great Outdoors

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The City of Ann Arbor maintains over 2,000 acres of green-space, or 12% of Ann Arbor’s total land area. These natural areas and facilities add immensely to residents’ and visitors’ quality of life. Natural Area Preservation (NAP) works to protect and restore Ann Arbor’s natural areas and to foster an environmental ethic among its residents. This involves conducting plant and animal inventories, ecological monitoring, and stewardship projects in Ann Arbor parks. Through the combination of hands-on involvement and scientific understanding, NAP hopes to encourage and support a connection between volunteers and their surrounding natural environment. By sharing this experience with friends and neighbors, volunteers play a crucial role in fostering an environmental ethic in the community. To learn more, visit the Natural Area Preservation website at www.a2gov.org/nap, drop us an e-mail at nap@a2gov.org, or give us a call at 734.794.6627.
Go Boating
Go Boating
Go boating on the Huron River! From April to October, the Argo and Gallup Park Canoe Liveries feature canoe, kayak, and rowboat rentals. Gallup also has paddleboats available. .
Go Hiking
Go Hiking
Take a walk in the woods! Many of our natural areas have trails through them for a peaceful break from the stress of daily life.
Volunteer
Volunteer
Come join NAP at one of our volunteer events! Meet new people, get outside, and do something good for nature all at once. Check out www.a2gov.org/NAPvolunteering for the current schedule of events.