Legacy and EMU: A thriving symbiotic relationship

Legacy and EMU: A thriving symbiotic relationship

During the summer of 2016, Legacy began planning for the restoration of the farm fields at the Lloyd & Mabel Johnson Preserve to a more natural land cover. That summer also saw a fortuitous connection between Legacy staff and Eastern Michigan University (EMU) professor Dr. Emily Grman. When Dr. Grman shared a need for a […]

Small team, big impact

Small team, big impact

Give three motivated people four months on seven public preserves and a lot can happen! The 2021 growing season demanded a long list of tasks, and our Crew made some tracks. Comprised of Seasonal Stewardship Technician Madelyn Gaharan and Crew members Dani Wyman and Thomas Huval, the “Stew Crew”, as we affectionately call them, spent […]

Woody removal, whimsical addition

Woody removal, whimsical addition

On Saturday, September 18th Legacy and fifteen volunteers met under the coordination of the Stockbridge Area Wellness Coalition’s “Community Clean-Up Club” and the Stockbridge Area Arts Council for a workday and fairy house build at Beckwith Preserve. For the first hour, volunteers of all ages worked together to remove autumn olive, an invasive shrub scattered […]

Coffee (and clean up!) With The Crew

Coffee (and clean up!) With The Crew

On July 24, fourteen Legacy Land Conservancy volunteers of all ages went to Sharon Hills Preserve with a goal of removing as much invasive Japanese hedge parsley as possible. Japanese hedge parsley is a fast and aggressive invader of grasslands, prairies, and roadsides with plants ranging 2-6’ tall. In recent years, this plant has developed […]