Volunteer at the W.K. Kellogg Experimental Forest to make maple syrup

Volunteering at the Forest is a great chance for community members to be a part of the process of producing maple syrup.

Sugaring season is upon us, and the W.K. Kellogg Experimental Forest is looking for volunteers to assist with maple syrup production this year. A training will be held on February 1 from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Forest, which is located at 7060 N. 42nd St. in Augusta.

Maple syrup production runs from the end of February through the end of March. Volunteers who attend the February 1 training will take a tour of the Maple Manor and sugar bush, and discuss and sign up for volunteer activities like collecting sap and making and canning syrup. To register for the training, contact Forest manager KJ Kettler at 269-731-4597.

Volunteer opportunities are available at the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) year-round. If you have questions about volunteering at KBS, please visit us online, or contact Misty Klotz, the KBS Outreach Educator & Volunteer Coordinator, by phone at 269-671-2263 or by email.

Celebrate our legacy of conservation with us as we mark 90 years since W.K. Kellogg donated the lands that now make up KBS to Michigan State University. Our commitment to research, education and outreach stands on the foundation of W.K. Kellogg’s vision for cutting-edge science and learning.

As MSU’s largest off-campus educational complex, we’ve put our land-grant values into practice as we’ve provided the public with examples of science’s crucial role in sustaining natural and managed communities for nearly a hundred years. As we look forward, our students and faculty are working to understand and solve real-world environmental problems for a better tomorrow. To learn more about KBS, visit us online at kbs.msu.edu.

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