Volunteers Needed for Garlic Mustard Pull along the Paint Creek Trail

Volunteers needed for Garlic Mustard Pull along the Paint Creek Trail

Celebrate National Trails Day Volunteers are needed for a Garlic Mustard Pull along the Paint Creek Trail on Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Garlic Mustard is a biennial, invasive plant with a two year life cycle that grows in shady areas, and in full sun. It affects biodiversity and forest health by spreading quickly and preventing native plants from growing. It is often spread by humans, bird, deer, and other wildlife. "Garlic mustard is a serious threat to our … [Read more...]

Fourteen Year Old Approached by Man in Lexus in Oakland Township

Lexus Car

Deputies were dispatched to the 2700 block of Invitational Drive on the report of a suspicious older white male driving a black sedan that approached a 14 year old boy in the neighborhood. The male driver stated "Come help me, can you come to my car".  After being approached, the boy ran inside to get the house sitter. Once the sitter approached the white male who she described as age of 55 to 60, he drove away. Photos of the vehicle were taken by the sitter via her cell phone and … [Read more...]

Master Plan Focus Group Open House for Oakland Township

Oakland Township

Oakland Township is beginning work on updating the Township Master Plan. The township will soon be hosting a Public Focus Group Open House to gather community input from residents/stakeholders on the direction of Oakland Township. The meeting will build off the results of the 2015 Oakland Township Planning Commission Resident Survey as well as recently updated background studies provided by Planning Consultant Carlisle/Wortman Associates. Public input is critical so that the township can form … [Read more...]

Oakland Township Clean Scene May 7

Annual Clean Scene in Oakland Township

47th Annual Clean SceneIt is time to hit the road again and collect the litter and debris that old man winter left behind on Oakland Township's roadsides. Each year dedicated volunteers become part of the solution in helping keep our township looking great! This year's event will be held on Saturday, May 7. Participants gather at 9:00am at the Township Hall for sign in, bag pick-up and refreshments. Volunteers choose the roads they intend to clean beforehand or are assigned a road on Clean Scene … [Read more...]

4th Annual Cruisin’ for the Trails Spring Charity Bike Ride

Motor City Bike & Brew Tours

Motor City Bike and Brew Tours to host 4th Annual Cruisin’ for the Trails Spring Charity Bike Ride for Friends of the Paint Creek Trail The Motor City Bike & Brew Tours will be hosting the 4th Annual Cruisin' for the Trails - Spring Charity Bike Ride to support the Friends of the Paint Creek Trail on Saturday May 7, 2016. Enjoy a bike ride along the Clinton River Trail and Paint Creek Trail with a special New Belgium Brewing Themed SAG stop (Beer and Donuts) at the Paint Creek Cider … [Read more...]

Oakland Township Seeks Historic District Commission Member

The HDC is looking for a resident of Oakland Township to join the Commission The Charter Township of Oakland welcomes residents that have a passion for our Township and local preservation. The HDC oversees local historic districts, offers guidance to homeowners, and attempts to educate residents on preserving our cultural heritage. The HDC also manages operations of Cranberry Lake Farm (CLF) Historic District, a community gem listed in the National Register of Historic Places, which is being … [Read more...]

Oakland Township Historic District Commission Landscape Master Plan

Oakland Township

Oakland Township Historic District Commission Landscape Master Plan at Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District The Oakland Township Historic District Commission (HDC) is happy to announce its contract with Brian Devlin, Preservation Concepts Landscape Architect. Preservation Concepts will work closely with the HDC to create a Landscape Master Plan for Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District (CLF) located at 388 West Predmore Road in Oakland Township.  Brian Devlin is an established landscape … [Read more...]

Oakland County’s Trail, Water & Land Alliance Honors Members for 70 Years of Protecting and Preserving County Natural Areas

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Oakland County’s Trail, Water & Land Alliance recently honored Oakland Township and a Rose Township resident for collectively contributing more than 70 years to preserving and protecting the county’s natural areas. Oakland Township, along with Rose Township resident Gisela Lendle King, were each recognized during the Alliance’s Fall Celebration earlier this month at the Rochester Community House for efforts to preserve and protect the natural areas of Oakland County that are … [Read more...]

Michigan Made Shurms Candy Available at Local Cider Mills

Shurms Candy Operation in Oakland Township - photo by Michael Dwyer

Cider Mills Open, Local Products a Hit Fall can be bittersweet. The end of summer, back to school, and snow around the corner will make most people wish they had done more in June and July. However, the autumn also brings many wonderful traditions. Cider mills, Halloween, and the changing colors of the trees are some of the best things in Michigan. Cider Mill season is in full swing—October is now here—with local products on hand to catch the eyes of conscience-minded shoppers. … [Read more...]

Square Dancing at Cranberry Lake Farm

Square Dancing at Cranberry Lake Farm - photo by John Sanderson

In 2012, the Oakland Township Historic District Commission held its first square dance. It was a success. They now offer two per year, usually the third weekend in June and the second weekend in September, most often on a Saturday evening. Their next event is this Saturday, September 12, at Cranberry Lake Farm. A picnic is planned from 6 - 7 p.m. and then it’s time to put on those dancing shoes. The picnic is a bring-your-own-food event—tents will be set up—bring a picnic dinner or … [Read more...]