Embracing nature

Volunteers needed for fall cleanup at Thayer’s Park Oct. 3


Madison Ling, Managing Editor

Become a friend of nature Oct. 3 with the upcoming fall cleanup at Thayer’s Park. This oasis overhaul will be taking place from 9 a.m. to noon and has 10 or more available slots yet to be filled by community volunteers.
“Thayer’s Park is a passive nature area that provides walking trails for hikers and gardening opportunities to the area’s communities. It can only operate with the assistance of volunteers,” states Northville Township Clerk, Marjorie Banner. “Our hope is to gather at least 10 volunteers that would like to share the pleasure of working cooperatively and with the intentions of keeping an “Up North” park safe and clean for all to enjoy.”
Each year, Thayer’s Park brings in volunteers to assist in a deep cleanse of the grounds to prepare for the winter. This mostly includes spreading wood chips along the hiking trails and cleaning the house and pole barns, which are both open for rentals to interested parties looking for a rustic scene.
The barn itself is a piece of history that was inducted into the park on Sept. 30 in 2006. In the following years, it was also recognized by the Michigan Historic Preservation Network and has even been recognized as “Barn of the Year.” The traditional and iconic structure can house up to 49 people in a rental group for virtually any activity.
“All of the necessary materials like gloves and other necessary equipment will be provided to those who wish to join the effort. We are a complete volunteer organization and reach out to our community for help with gratitude for all they do,” Banner finished.
Don’t hesitate and reach out to hug a few trees Oct. 3.
For more information about this upcoming event or how to get involved, contact Northville Township Clerk, Marjorie Banner, at [email protected].