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