Headwaters Cluster

(Oakland County Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area)
Service Area: Greater Oakland County

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Description: The Headwaters Cluster (HWC) was the first Stewardship Network local Cluster to form in the fall of 2003. The Michigan Chapter of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) led the formation of the Cluster as a way to build cooperative relationships between the various agencies who were responsible for managing high quality ecosystem areas under protection in Oakland County and surrounding areas, thereby enhancing the stewardship of those areas. Oakland County is home to the headwaters of five different river systems along with an exceptional ecological diversity and is experiencing extreme development pressure on remaining natural areas.

Focus: The HWC has two main areas of focus: 1) on the ground conservation action and planning, and 2) educating community members in conservation issues, techniques and other relevant topics. We focus on local stewardship issues and plans to address those concerns through implemented action. The HWC provides unique educational opportunities through events, workshops, activities and online networking to share ideas, information, skills and resources to enable local groups to increase their capacity to care for local land and water.

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Headwaters Cluster Contact Information

Do you have any questions regarding the Headwaters Cluster? If so, please don't hesitate to ask! Contact Headwaters Cluster Rachel Maranto at: Headwaters@StewardshipNetwork.org

Headwaters Cluster Partner Organizations

Clinton River Watershed Council
http://www.crwc.org

Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
http://www.dinosaurhill.org/

Friends of Bald Mountain
http://friendsofbaldmountain.com/

Highland Township
http://www.highlandtwp.com/

Huron Clinton Metropark Authority
http://www.metroparks.com/index.php

Michigan Department of Natural Resources
http://www.michigan.gov/dnr

Michigan Nature Assocation
http://www.michigannature.org/

North Oakland Headwaters Land Conservancy
http://www.nohlc.org/

Oakland County Parks & Recreation
https://www.oakgov.com/parks/Pages/default.aspx

Oakland County Planning & Economic Development Services Environmental Stewardship Division
https://www.oakgov.com/advantageoakland/communities

Oakland Phragmites & Invasive Species Task Force
http://www.oaklandphragmitestaskforce.com/

Six Rivers Land Conservancy
http://www.sixriversrlc.org/

Wild Ones - North Oakland Chapter
http://northoakland.wildones.org/