Ford Workers Help Restore Michigan Wildlife

TRENTON, Mich. (AP) -- Ford Motor Co. employees and retirees are part of an effort to help restore nature habitats and create an educational garden at the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge Gateway.

They planned to work Friday with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the International Wildlife Refuge Alliance in Trenton. The refuge includes more than 5,700 acres along the Detroit River and Lake Erie.

Dearborn-based Ford also is providing $5,000 for tools and materials.

The work is part of a Ford volunteer day focused on water conservation and environmental projects.

Hundreds of people are expected to work at three dozens southeast Michigan locations. Volunteers will plant flowers and shrubs, create rain gardens and nature trails, build bridges and revitalize landscapes.

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