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.

Fall 2021 Stewardship Workdays

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.

EventLocationDateTime
Invasive Shrub WorkdayBear Creek Nature Park, 740 W. Snell RdOct 19 am to 12 pm
Native Seed CollectingPaint Creek Cider Mill, 4480 Orion RdOct 512:30-3:30 pm
Native Seed CollectingPaint Creek Cider Mill, 4480 Orion RdOct 1212:30-3:30 pm
Native Seed CollectingPaint Creek Cider Mill, 4480 Orion RdOct 1912:30-3:30 pm
Native Seed CollectingPaint Creek Cider Mill, 4480 Orion RdOct 2612:30-3:30 pm
Invasive Shrub WorkdayBear Creek Nature Park, 740 W. Snell RdNov 29 am to 12 pm
Invasive Shrub WorkdayBear Creek Nature Park, 740 W. Snell RdNov 169 am to 12 pm
Native Seed CleaningWatershed Ridge Park, 1720 W. Buell RdDec 212:30-3:30 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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