Because our on-line calendar was not working (until today) we want to remind you that the Flotilla will be happening TOMORROW, Saturday, August 6. This will be the 3rd Annual Flotilla sponsored by the Flint River Corridor Alliance. For details about how to sign up, where to park and meet, how much it costs to participate, and any other questions, please click here.
Yes, our on-line Calendar of Events is now working. You will find it at the bottom of the right-hand column of each of our pages. Our next event after the Flotilla will be our monthly board meeting next Wednesday morning. Now that the calendar is working, we will start updating it with our scheduled events, such as the finale for the neighborhood porch fest and the annual Turkey Trot.
The Mott Park Recreation Area has set up an account with the on-line fundraising company, Crowdrise, to allow you to make contributions to our grounds maintenance efforts.
Our mowing and park cleanup efforts are staffed by volunteers, so the labor is free. However, we still need funds for fuel for our mowers and our mule, as well as supplies and repairs to the equipment (and our old Toro mower needs a lot of maintenance).
Please help us out with a donation, any amount would be appreciated. Just click here or check our our contributions page on the menu above.
On July 12, two gentlemen from a disk golf group worked on laying out an 18-hole disk golf course at the Mott Park Recreation Area. They are preparing a map and a course plan which will be reviewed by the association board. They have previously said that a course would cost about $500 per hole to install.
If you would like to contribute toward the cost of developing a disk golf course at the recreation area, please send your contribution as described on the Contributions Page.
A healthy population of night-flying bats may help us control the mosquitoes that can carry potentially deadly diseases. If you know of any group (scouts?) that would like to build or purchase and donate bat houses for the recreation area, please let us know.
This picture was published on our Facebook page showing a Monarch butterfly caterpillar on one of the many milkweed plants we have cultivated in the recreation area.
We hope to see many more as the season progresses. We also hoped to see adult Monarchs flying about the area after they hatch as they need to produce two or three more generations before the last one flies off to Mexico for the winter.
The Mott Park Recreation Area maintains about 15 of our 70 acres as a natural, prairie-style landscape, with a few trees, and tall grasses and wildflowers mixed in together. We would like to exclude invasive and non-native species and include more native Michigan wildflowers to attract butterflies and other pollinators. Please check out our Current and Proposed Programs area for information about what we are doing and how you can help.