About the Friends of Miller Woods

After the Plymouth Canton School District purchased Miller Woods and the surrounding farmland from Norman and Cornelia Miller in 1968, the property was left unsupervised and vandalism and destruction were the results. A local group of folks, concerned that this historical tract of land was going to be permanently destroyed, rallied and formed the original Friends of Miller Woods in 1975.  2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the acquisition of the property!

Mission:

The goal of the Friends of Miller Woods is to inspire responsible stewardship of this historic forest through education and community awareness.
 
The group has continued to be active in preserving and protecting the woods. They offer tours of the woods to community and educational groups in spring and fall, remove invasive shrubs, build and maintain benches, nesting boxes and signage, and keep the trails free of fallen trees. They work to raise awareness of the historical and ecological importance of Miller Woods, by participating in school board meetings as necessary and join other ecologically-oriented organizations for educational offerings.
 
Newsletters are published and mailed to members regularly. The newsletter includes information about upcoming tours, educational articles about various trees, animals, or plants of the woods, and updates on what the board members are doing or need help with.
 
Fall Color Tours of the Woods,   CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER:  check back for possible reschedule to Sunday November 4th!     Walk with a guide and learn about our beautiful urban forest.  Tours last one hour, are free of charge, and leave the entrance every 30 minutes.  Please no dogs or strollers.   Must be comfortable walking on uneven surfaces.  See directions on the home page.  Call Cheryl Bord for more info at 734- 459-7666.
 
We are always looking for volunteers of all ages to help with maintenance or administrative activities at Miller Woods.  We have several projects that would be ideal for scout troops, church youth groups, etc.  
 
 
 
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