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Waterford Oaks Admin. Office, 2800 Watkins Lk. Rd., Waterford 48328; 9/20/2014 9:30:00 AMStewardship Events
Unless otherwise noted, pre-registration is required by calling 248.858.0916 during regular weekday business hours.
Join other volunteers across the Clinton River Watershed for this special clean up event at Waterford Oaks County Park. Tour the stormwater management project at the park which includes bioswales and a rain garden that help filter water before it enters the Clinton River Watershed. Meet at the Parks Administration Office. Following a short educational program, walk to nearby bioswales to remove unwanted plants. Bring work gloves and dress appropriately.
Independence Oaks Nature Center; 9/27/2014 10:00:00 AMStewardship Events
Saturday, Sept. 27. Hike a trail with an Oakland Conservation District technician and parks education staff to learn about the different forest communities and trees at Independence Oaks. On the 2-mile hike, learn tree species and the ecosystem service they provide. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the outdoors. $2/person. Unless otherwise noted, pre-registration is required by calling 248.858.0916 during regular weekday business hours.
Orion Oaks Park/Day Use; 10/11/2014 9:00:00 AMStewardship Events
Free wood chips pick-up days scheduled throughout the year at the Clarkston Road lot. Bring shovels or pitchforks, wheelbarrows, buckets, etc. 2014 dates: April 26; May 17; June 14; Sept. 13 and Oct. 11. No July or August dates. If bringing a trailer, please bring a tarp.
Red Oaks Nature Center; 10/16/2014 7:00:00 PMStewardship Events
Thursday. Red Oaks County Park is situated over an extensive underground public works project, the George W. Kuhn Control Facility, that serves as a drainage system handling rain water, sewers and other discharge from Southeast Oakland County. In the past, a natural waterway, called the Red Run, drained the runoff. Gone now, the Red Run has left telltale signs of this former pathway to Lake St. Clair. Guest speaker, Bob Muller from the Royal Oak Nature Society, will present his research on this “ghost river” that once flowed through the region. $2/person. Unless otherwise noted, pre-registration is required by calling 248.858.0916 during regular weekday business hours.
Independence Oaks Nature Center; 11/1/2014 10:00:00 AMStewardship Events
Saturday. Learn the basics of setting up a bird feeding station, as well as common birds that visit area feeders and how to participate in Project Feeder Watch. $2/person. Unless otherwise noted, pre-registration is required by calling 248.858.0916 during regular weekday business hours.
Independence Oaks Nature Center; 11/9/2014 1:30:00 PMStewardship Events
Sunday, Nov. 9, 1:30–3 p.m. at Wint Nature Center OR Wednesday Nov. 19, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Red Oaks Nature Center. Sponsored in partnership with the Oakland Audubon Society. This workshop is for anyone interested in learning about the Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC). CBC is conservation activity that involves searching for birds. Learn how to participate in this year’s CBC in Oakland County along with some tips on bird identification. Even armchair birders can participate as feeder watchers. Park entry fees apply. Unless otherwise noted, pre-registration is required by calling 248.858.0916 during regular weekday business hours.
Independence Oaks Park; Independence Oaks Nature Center; 11/17/2014 8:00:00 AMStewardship Events
Park closed these dates: Nov. 17, 19, 24, 26, Dec. 8, 2014.
 
Independence Oaks and Wint Nature Center will be closed to the public for managed deer hunts.
 
Independence Oaks-North will remain open to the general public during these dates; 8 a.m. - one-half hour after sunset.
 
The Wint Nature Center can be reached at 248-625-6473 to schedule (based on availability) outreach services, but no field trips or in-park services will be available on hunt dates.
 
The hunt is part of Oakland County Parks and Recreation's wildlife management program to reduce and maintain the Whitetail Deer (antlerless only) population at the park. Questions can be directed to Natural Resources Coordinator Brittany Bird at 248-858-1726.
See Application below.
Addison Oaks Park/Day Use; Addison Oaks Campground; 11/18/2014 8:00:00 AMStewardship Events
Park closed these dates: Nov. 18, 20, 25 & Dec. 9, 2014. 
 
Addison Oaks will be closed to the public for managed deer hunts.
Addison Oaks-East will remain open to the general public during these dates; 8 a.m. - one-half hour after sunset.
Addison Oaks Conference Center can be reached at 248-693-8305 for banquet information.
The hunt is part of Oakland County Parks and Recreation's wildlife management program to reduce and maintain the Whitetail Deer (antlerless only) population at the park. Questions can be directed to Natural Resources Coordinator Brittany Bird at 248-858-1726.
See Application below.
Independence Oaks Park; Independence Oaks Nature Center; 11/19/2014 8:00:00 AMStewardship Events
Park closed these dates: Nov. 17, 19, 24, 26, Dec. 8, 2014.
 
Independence Oaks and Wint Nature Center will be closed to the public for managed deer hunts.
Independence Oaks-North will remain open to the general public during these dates; 8 a.m. - one-half hour after sunset.
The Wint Nature Center can be reached at 248-625-6473 to schedule (based on availability) outreach services, but no field trips or in-park services will be available on hunt dates.
The hunt is part of Oakland County Parks and Recreation's wildlife management program to reduce and maintain the Whitetail Deer (antlerless only) population at the park. Questions can be directed to Natural Resources Coordinator Brittany Bird at 248-858-1726.
See Application below.
Red Oaks Nature Center; 11/19/2014 6:30:00 PMStewardship Events
This workshop is for anyone interested in learning about the Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC). CBC is conservation activity that involves searching for birds. Learn how to participate in this year’s CBC in Oakland County along with some tips on bird identification. Even armchair birders can participate as feeder watchers. Sponsored in partnership with the Oakland Audubon Society. Park entry fees apply. Unless otherwise noted, pre-registration is required by calling 248.858.0916 during regular weekday business hours.
Addison Oaks Park/Day Use; Addison Oaks Campground; 11/20/2014 8:00:00 AMStewardship Events
Park closed these dates: Nov. 18, 20, 25 & Dec. 9, 2014.
 
Addison Oaks will be closed to the public for managed deer hunts.
Addison Oaks-East will remain open to the general public during these dates; 8 a.m. - one-half hour after sunset.
Addison Oaks Conference Center can be reached at 248-693-8305 for banquet information.
The hunt is part of Oakland County Parks and Recreation's wildlife management program to reduce and maintain the Whitetail Deer (antlerless only) population at the park. Questions can be directed to Natural Resources Coordinator Brittany Bird at 248-858-1726.
See Application below.
Independence Oaks Park; Independence Oaks Nature Center; 11/24/2014 8:00:00 AMStewardship Events

Park closed these dates: Nov. 17, 19, 24, 26, Dec. 8, 2014. 
Independence Oaks and Wint Nature Center will be closed to the public for managed deer hunts.
Independence Oaks-North will remain open to the general public during these dates; 8 a.m. - one-half hour after sunset.
The Wint Nature Center can be reached at 248-625-6473 to schedule (based on availability) outreach services, but no field trips or in-park services will be available on hunt dates.
 
The hunt is part of Oakland County Parks and Recreation's wildlife management program to reduce and maintain the Whitetail Deer (antlerless only) population at the park. Questions can be directed to Natural Resources Coordinator Brittany Bird at 248-858-1726.
See Application below.

Addison Oaks Park/Day Use; Addison Oaks Campground; 11/25/2014 8:00:00 AMStewardship Events
Park closed these dates: Nov. 18, 20, 25 & Dec. 9, 2014.
 
Addison Oaks will be closed to the public for managed deer hunts.
Addison Oaks-East will remain open to the general public during these dates; 8 a.m. - one-half hour after sunset.
Addison Oaks Conference Center can be reached at 248-693-8305 for banquet information.
The hunt is part of Oakland County Parks and Recreation's wildlife management program to reduce and maintain the Whitetail Deer (antlerless only) population at the park. Questions can be directed to Natural Resources Coordinator Brittany Bird at 248-858-1726.
See Application below.
Independence Oaks Park; Independence Oaks Nature Center; 11/26/2014 8:00:00 AMStewardship Events
Park closed these dates: Nov. 17, 19, 24, 26, Dec. 8, 2014.

Independence Oaks and Wint Nature Center will be closed to the public for managed deer hunts.
Independence Oaks-North will remain open to the general public during these dates; 8 a.m. - one-half hour after sunset.
The Wint Nature Center can be reached at 248-625-6473 to schedule (based on availability) outreach services, but no field trips or in-park services will be available on hunt dates.
 
The hunt is part of Oakland County Parks and Recreation's wildlife management program to reduce and maintain the Whitetail Deer (antlerless only) population at the park. Questions can be directed to Natural Resources Coordinator Brittany Bird at 248-858-1726.
See Application below.
Independence Oaks Park; 12/8/2014 8:00:00 AMStewardship Events
Park closed these dates: Nov. 17, 19, 24, 26, Dec. 8, 2014.

Independence Oaks and Wint Nature Center will be closed to the public for managed deer hunts.
Independence Oaks-North will remain open to the general public during these dates; 8 a.m. - one-half hour after sunset.
The Wint Nature Center can be reached at 248-625-6473 to schedule (based on availability) outreach services, but no field trips or in-park services will be available on hunt dates.
 
The hunt is part of Oakland County Parks and Recreation's wildlife management program to reduce and maintain the Whitetail Deer (antlerless only) population at the park. Questions can be directed to Natural Resources Coordinator Brittany Bird at 248-858-1726.
See Application below.
Addison Oaks Park/Day Use; Addison Oaks Campground; 12/9/2014 8:00:00 AMStewardship Events
Park closed these dates: Nov. 18, 20, 25 & Dec. 9, 2014.
 
Addison Oaks will be closed to the public for managed deer hunts.
Addison Oaks-East will remain open to the general public during these dates; 8 a.m. - one-half hour after sunset.
Addison Oaks Conference Center can be reached at 248-693-8305 for banquet information.
The hunt is part of Oakland County Parks and Recreation's wildlife management program to reduce and maintain the Whitetail Deer (antlerless only) population at the park. Questions can be directed to Natural Resources Coordinator Brittany Bird at 248-858-1726.
See Application below.
Independence Oaks Nature Center; 12/13/2014 10:00:00 AMStewardship Events
Saturday. Young birders ages 8–15 along with adult friends are invited to learn about Oakland Owlets, a young birder’s club through the Oakland Audubon Society. Club members and the club coordinator will share some of the exciting events and opportunities to become better birders, like participating in a century-old tradition—the Audubon Christmas Bird Count. Discover the importance of counting birds and why birds matter. Sponsored in partnership with
the Oakland Audubon Society.
Park entry fees apply. Unless otherwise noted, pre-registration is required by calling 248.858.0916 during regular weekday business hours.
Independence Oaks Nature Center; 12/20/2014 4:00:00 PMStewardship Events
Saturday. Oakland Audubon Society will host a Tally Rally after the Christmas Bird Count. Visit oaklandaudubon.org
for informationor contact Ed Lewandowski at ocbirdguy@gmail.com. Park entry fees apply. Unless otherwise noted, pre-registration is required by calling 248.858.0916 during regular weekday business hours.
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