Oakland Township Announces New Explore Archery Camp at Marsh View Park Archery Range

Explore Archery Aiming To Create a Fun Environment for Motivated Archers Explore Archery is a new and innovative archery education program focused on introducing beginners to the lifelong sport of archery. In Explore Archery, campers earn achievement awards through active participation in individual and team-building activities that require fundamental skills, a competitive edge, and a bit of creativity – not based on campers' athletic abilities or their capabilities to shoot a perfect score. … [Read more...]

The Veterans Tribute of Oakland Township

To Honor Our Veterans In May of 2016, local business people, civic leaders, and military Veterans formed a Michigan non-profit corporation - The Veterans Tribute of Oakland Township (VTOT) - to erect a tribute to military Veterans in the Township. Timothy Reese, retired Army Colonel, businessperson, and Township resident, leads a group of four VTOT Directors. In September of 2016, the Moceri Companies donated a five-acre parcel of land to the Township on the west side of Adams Road, just … [Read more...]

Oakland Township Square Dance at Cranberry Lake Farm

To reserve your dinner please call the office or email Barb at the email below by June 19. 248-608-6807 or bbarber@oaklandtownship.org Oakland Township Historical Society will have Ice Cream available. … [Read more...]

Paint Creek Trail hosts Tails for Trails

In honor of National Trails Day, the Paint Creek Trailways Commission will be hosting their inaugural "Tails for Trails" event on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the Paint Creek Cider Mill. “We're planning a fun day for you and your pets. We’ve never done a dog-themed event, but because the trail is so popular with dog walkers, we thought we should celebrate our four-legged visitors,” said Friends of the Paint Creek Trail President Jim VanDoorn. The event features a dog costume contest, free craft, … [Read more...]

Preservation Month at Cranberry Lake Farm in Oakland Township

Celebrating May is Preservation month at Cranberry Lake Farm (CLF) Historic District and the Oakland Township Historic District Commission (HDC) has been working hard restoring the seventy-five year old apple orchard. Aerial photographs from the 1940s of the farm show the array patterns of a plotted apple orchard. Over the years, unfortunately, many of these trees have been lost. After receiving a grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation to acquire the services of landscape … [Read more...]

Marsh View Park Newly Expanded Archery Range

Marsh View Park Newly Expanded Archery Range In 2010, Marsh View Park Archery Range opened as a beginner range offering 10 universally accessible shooting lanes with a shooting maximum distance of 45 yards catering to children, organized groups and families. Feedback from residents, patrons and local archery enthusiasts concluded that many were interested in a more versatile range that would provide programs and shooting opportunities for all ages and abilities. With the expansion this year … [Read more...]

Oakland Township Clean Scene May 6

48th Annual Clean Scene - Saturday, May 6, 2017 Each year residents help to clean township roads of the debris uncovered when winter’s snow carpet finally melts. The event begins with registration, bag pick up and coffee at the Township Hall. Volunteers spread out to assigned roads for trash collection. Filled bags are left on the side of the road and other volunteers drive their personal vehicles to carry the bags back to the trash compactor waiting in the Township Hall parking … [Read more...]

Adopt-A-Trail Program Open for Paint Creek Trail

Kickoff on April 22 Three students from Girl Scout Troop #43155 at Van Hoosen Middle School have developed an “Adopt-A-Trail” program for the Paint Creek Trail to earn their Silver Award. As part of the project, four sections of the Paint Creek Trail from Rochester to Lake Orion will be adopted by individuals, groups, or businesses. Each group will be responsible for a trail cleanup project twice a year, in April and October, and it is a two year commitment. In return, signs will be posted … [Read more...]

CPR Training Offered by the Oakland Township Fire Department

  Saturday, March 18, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. for CPR Training at Fire Station #2 The Oakland Township Fire Department offers two types of certified American Heart Association CPR classes (both will train and prepare you to receive a 2-year certification card upon completion): Heartsaver CPR, AED, Choking for Adult, Child and Infant 4 hours on selected Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (available THIS Saturday) $20 for residents and $30 for non-residents Heartsaver … [Read more...]

Will Bridge 33.7 over the Paint Creek be Renovated?

Paint Creek Trailways Commission Recommended for Grant to Renovate Bridge 33.7 On December 7, 2016, the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) recommended funding the Paint Creek Trail Bridge 33.7 Renovation project for $300,000. The grant will match an additional $300,000 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) federal grant that was approved last summer. Bridge 33.7 is located on the Paint Creek Trail between Dutton and Silver Bell Roads in Oakland Township. The 93 year old timber … [Read more...]