About

This blog will let you know what is going on with natural areas stewardship in Oakland Township Parks. Posts will primarily be written by me, the Natural Areas Stewardship Manager for the Parks, Ben VanderWeide. I hope to publish posts about 3 times per week.

The Charter Township of Oakland in Oakland County, Michigan has about 1000 acres of natural areas throughout its parks. These beautiful areas protect unique natural features, native plants, and wildlife habitat. Whether you enjoy walking in the parks, observing the wildlife, or just watching the colors change from season to season, these natural areas are a quiet refuge.

The stewardship staff restores native plant communities, removes invasive plant species, and keeps track of what’s going on in the natural areas. We couldn’t do this without your help! If you like to get involved, check out our volunteer opportunities, participate in a workday, or stop by the Parks and Recreation Office on the second floor of the Paint Creek Cider Mill at 4480 Orion Rd.

Annual Reports

Read our natural areas stewardship annual reports by clicking the links below.

3 thoughts on “About

  1. I would just like to thank Dr. Ben Vanderweide and the other Parks Department staff that may be responsible for creating this wonderful website. Ben your coming to Oakland Township and supporting out great Parks is much appreciated. Our community is very lucky to have you on our Staff. Keep up the great work!

  2. Thank you, Cam, for introducing me to your wonderful ” This week at Bear Creek ” The crush of the Christmas season at the bakery and so many other distractions, caused me to delay following your lead. But now I’m enjoying your lovely notes. Bless you —- Gerald

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