Stewardship Events

Here at Oakland Township Parks and Recreation, we want to help you learn about your parks and get to know their cool natural features. The Natural Areas Stewardship department has put together many exciting events for you. Check the links below to learn about volunteer workdays, educational workshops, and birding walks listed in the calendar. We hope to see you out there!

Winter/Spring 2019 Stewardship Education Events

Event Location Date Time
New Zealand Mud Snails: A Threat to Michigan’s Rivers and Lakes Paint Creek Cider Mill, 4480 Orion Rd January 17 6:30 pm
Stewardship Winter Potluck Paint Creek Cider Mill, 4480 Orion Rd January 31 6:30 – 8 pm
Monarch Butterfly Ecology and Conservation Paint Creek Cider Mill, 4480 Orion Rd February 7 6:30 pm
Volunteer Prescribed Fire Crew Training Paint Creek Cider Mill, 4480 Orion Rd February 23 9 am to 2:30 pm
Watch the Woodcock Dance: A Celebration of Spring Bear Creek Nature Park, 740 W. Snell Rd. April 26 7:30 pm

 


Celebrate Spring, Pull Garlic Mustard!

Garlic mustard and dame’s rocket push out the native plants that our wildlife need. We need your help to remove these invasive plants from our parks! Pulls last from 9 am to 1 pm, but will be cancelled if the weather is bad. It’s easy work and we provide refreshments. All volunteers must sign a waiver (with minor’s waiver signed by a guardian), and minors under 14 must also be accompanied by a guardian. This year we will again be partnering with Six Rivers Land Conservancy for our Garlic Mustard Workdays. We have four workdays in May 2019:

  • Friday, May 3, 9 am to 1 pm. Bear Creek Nature Park, 740 W. Snell Rd.
  • Friday, May 10, 9 am to 1 pm. Blue Heron Environmental Area, 3320 N. Rochester Rd.
  • Friday, May 17, 9 am to 1 pm. Paint Creek Trail. Meet at the Paint Creek Cider
    Mill, 4480 Orion Rd.
  • Thursday, May 23, 9 am to 1 pm. Cranberry Lake Park, 388 W. Predmore Rd.

Bird Walks

January 2019

Event Location Date Time
Bird Walk Bear Creek Nature Park Jan 2 8:30 am
Bird Walk Cranberry Lake Park Jan 9 8:30 am
Bird Walk Charles Ilsley Park Jan 16 8:30 am
Bird Walk Draper Twin Lake Park Jan 23 8:30 am
Bird Walk Lost Lake Nature Park Jan 30 8:30 am

February 2019

Event Location Date Time
Bird Walk Bear Creek Nature Park Feb 6 8:30 am
Bird Walk Cranberry Lake Park Feb 13 8:30 am
Bird Walk Charles Ilsley Park Feb 20 8:30 am
Bird Walk Draper Twin Lake Park Feb 27 8:30 am

March 2019

Event Location Date Time
Bird Walk Bear Creek Nature Park March 6 8:30 am
Bird Walk Cranberry Lake Park March 13 8:30 am
Bird Walk Charles Ilsley Park March 20 8:30 am
Bird Walk Draper Twin Lake Park March 27 8:30 am

April 2019

Event Location Date Time
Bird Walk Bear Creek Nature Park April 3
8:30 am
Bird Walk Cranberry Lake Park April 10 8:30 am
Bird Walk Cranberry Lake Park April 17
8:30 am
Bird Walk Draper Twin Lake Park April 24 8:30 am

May 2019

Event Location Date Time
Bird Walk Bear Creek Nature Park May 1
8:30 am
Bird Walk Cranberry Lake Park May 8 8:30 am
Bird Walk Cranberry Lake Park May 15
8:30 am
Bird Walk Draper Twin Lake Park May 22 8:30 am
Bird Walk Lost Lake Nature Park May 29 8:30 am

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