Volunteer Workdays

Please join us for one of these free events!  Drop-ins are welcome, but it’s best if you email or call Ben VanderWeide in advance (bvanderweide@oaklandtownship.org, 248-651-7810 ext. 401). If you RSVP you will receive information about last minute changes or cancellations. You can also use the form at the bottom of the page to RSVP.

If you’d like to volunteer, but these days don’t work for you, consider getting involved in our volunteer programs for nest box monitoring, vernal pool monitoring, prescribed fire, native gardens, and more! Email Ben VanderWeide, bvanderweide@oaklandtownship.org.

Spring 2021 Stewardship Workdays

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 12 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.

Garlic Mustard WorkdayBear Creek Nature Park, 740 W. SnellMay 49 am – 12 pm
Garlic Mustard WorkdayWatershed Ridge Park, 1720 W. BuellMay 119 am – 12 pm
Garlic Mustard WorkdayCharles Ilsley Park, 1479 E. Predmore RdMay 189 am – 12 pm
Garlic Mustard WorkdayPaint Creek Trail, meet at Paint Creek Cider Mill, 4480 Orion RdMay 259 am – 12 pm

What to Bring

Please remember to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes suitable for uneven terrain.  Please dress for the weather and bring gloves if you have them. We provide tools, light snacks, water, and know-how. All minors must have a waiver signed by a guardian, and minors under 14 must be accompanied by a guardian.

 Volunteers Needed!

Would you like to learn new skills, work with a great team, and get more involved in local conservation? Our natural areas stewardship volunteers help with bluebird nest box monitoring, native seed collecting, prescribed fire, invasive species control, photo monitoring, pollinator garden maintenance, outreach, and more! We fit opportunities to your availability and interests. No special skills required. We’ll provide all training and tool you’ll need. To learn more contact Natural Areas Stewardship Manager Ben VanderWeide (bvanderweide@oaklandtownship.org).

Use this form to RSVP or ask questions

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