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 2020 Stewardship Education Events

Event Location Date Time
Winter Natural Areas Stewardship Potluck Paint Creek Cider Mill, 4480 Orion Road January 23 12:30 to 3:30 pm
LECTURE: “The Poweshiek Skipperling Butterfly: The life and times of Michigan’s most endangered species” Paint Creek Cider Mill, 4480 Orion Road January 30 6:30 pm
LECTURE: “Beautiful to Wildlife, Beautiful to People: Native Plant Landscaping” Paint Creek Cider Mill, 4480 Orion Road February 13 6:30 pm
Prescribed Fire Crew Volunteer Training Paint Creek Cider Mill, 4480 Orion Road February 22  9 am to 2:30 pm
Orders Due: Spring Native Plant Sale Paint Creek Cider Mill, 4480 Orion Road March 4
Woodcock Watch Bear Creek Nature Park, 740 W. Snell April 24 7:30 pm
Garlic Mustard Workday Bear Creek Nature Park, 740 W. Snell May 1 9 am to 12 pm
Garlic Mustard Workday Watershed Ridge Park, 1720 W. Buell May 7 9 am to 12 pm
Garlic Mustard Workday Blue Heron Env. Area, 3320 N. Rochester Rd May 14 9 am to 12 pm
Garlic Mustard Workday Paint Creek Trail, 4480 Orion Rd May 21 9 am to 12 pm
Native Plant Sale Pickup Watershed Ridge Park, 1720 W. Buell May 30 10 am to 12 pm


Bird Walks

Join us every Wednesday for our weekly bird walks!

January 2020

Event Location Date Time
NO WALK NO WALK Jan 1 NO WALK
Bird Walk Cranberry Lake Park Jan 8 8:30 am
Bird Walk Charles Ilsley Park Jan 15 8:30 am
Bird Walk Draper Twin Lake Park Jan 22 8:30 am
Bird Walk Lost Lake Nature Park Jan 29 8:30 am

February 2020

Event Location Date Time
Bird Walk Bear Creek Nature Park Feb 5 8:30 am
Bird Walk Cranberry Lake Park Feb 12 8:30 am
Bird Walk Cranberry Lake Park Feb 19 8:30 am
Bird Walk Draper Twin Lake Park Feb 26 8:30 am

March 2020

Event Location Date Time
Bird Walk Bear Creek Nature Park Mar 4 8:30 am
Bird Walk Cranberry Lake Park Mar 11 8:30 am
Bird Walk Charles Ilsley Park Mar 18 8:30 am
Bird Walk Draper Twin Lake Park Mar 25 8:30 am

 

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