The Oakland County Parks (OCP) Natural Resources team is working diligently year-round to promote healthy ecosystems in our communities. This includes surveying, monitoring and – when appropriate – taking strategic action to protect natural spaces and sensitive species across the county. Here are some highlights of the important work OCP Natural Resources staff focused on this spring and summer:Continue reading
We want your feedback! The new Oakland County Parks and Recreation (OCPR) 5-Year Parks and Recreation Master Plan is available online and OCPR is encouraging Oakland County residents to continue to share their feedback. Their plan will help build a more equitable, sustainable, and resilient future for OCPR by updating the strategic plan vision and mission by adding four core values to the 2023-2027 Recreation Plan.
The plan will guide OCPR staff and the Parks Commission in their efforts to provide high-quality recreational opportunities to Oakland County residents over the next five years. It follows the Guidelines for the Development of Community Park, Recreation, Open Space and Greenway Plans provided by the Grants Division of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and will replace the previous 5-year plan, which expires on December 31, 2022.Continue reading
Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash awarded Troy Athens High School senior Mandy Chu with the first-place prize for the Preserve MI Waters: Stormwater Manhole Cover Art Contest.
Mandy received the award, which included a $1,000 scholarship and a small model of her art, at the Oakland County Board of Commissioners meeting on April 14. Her design was selected from 74 entries, and will be cast onto 50 storm drain manhole covers, which will start appearing across Oakland County this summer.Continue reading