Headwaters Cluster Events

Join the Headwaters Cluster in-person at one of our upcoming events listed below! Please consider preregistering for cluster workshops, hikes and events but walk-ins are always welcome!

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Cluster Sponsored Events

May, 2017 Webcast - Making Sense of CWMA's, CISMA's, PRISM's & TSN Clusters: How Local Partnerships Enhance Invasive Species Control and Ecological Restoration

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Your home or office!

Free

Local conservation partnerships, such as CWMAs, CISMAs, PRISMS, and Stewardship Network Clusters, can address invasive species by enhancing cooperation and coordination across agency and organizational jurisdictions. This session will explore the projects, techniques, and methods used by local partnerships to address invasive plants and what role these groups play in regional and national invasive species efforts.

Other Headwaters Cluster Area Events

Watch the Woodcock Dance: An Earth Day Observation

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 7:30pm

Cranberry Lake Park 388 West Predmore Rd. Oakland Township, MI 48363 Meet at the south parking lot off Predmore Rd.

Free

We’ll savor s’mores and watch “timberdoodles” do their cool aerial mating dance! While we wait for sunset, we’ll enjoy snacks, a spring evening, and some cool facts about woodcock biology. As the light fades we will watch with hushed anticipation for this avian spectacle. Bring a comfortable lawn chair, binoculars, and layers to add as the night cools down.

Flora and Natural Communities of Southern Michigan

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 6:30pm

Paint Creek Cider Mill 4480 Orion Rd. Rochester, MI 48306

Fee Required - See Website

This class will meet monthly to learn about the plants of southeast Michigan, focusing on local examples in Oakland Township. We will learn about the basics of plant anatomy and morphology, winter woody plant identification, identifying common plant families, and natural communities of Michigan. All adults 16+ are welcome, no plant experience necessary. Meet at the Paint Creek Cider Mill one evening per month (two in February), 6:30-8:30 pm. Includes fields trips to locations within a 5 minute drive. Course continues through the summer! Course dates and tentative topics listed below.

Garlic Mustard Pulls at Bear Creek Nature Park

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 9:00am

Bear Creek Nature Park 740 W. Snell Rd. Rochester, MI 48306

Free

Garlic mustard and dame’s rocket push out the native plants that our wildlife need. We need your help to remove these invasive plants from our parks! Pulls last from 9 am to 12 pm, but will be cancelled if the weather is bad. It’s easy work and we provide refreshments. All volunteers must sign a waiver (with minor’s waiver signed by a guardian), and minors under 14 must also be accompanied by a guardian. Updated information and last minute changes to these events can be found on our Natural Areas Notebook website at oaklandnaturalareas.com.

Garlic Mustard Pulls at Bear Creek Nature Park

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 9:00am

Bear Creek Nature Park 740 W. Snell Rd. Rochester, MI 48306

Free

Garlic mustard and dame’s rocket push out the native plants that our wildlife need. We need your help to remove these invasive plants from our parks! Pulls last from 9 am to 12 pm, but will be cancelled if the weather is bad. It’s easy work and we provide refreshments. All volunteers must sign a waiver (with minor’s waiver signed by a guardian), and minors under 14 must also be accompanied by a guardian. Updated information and last minute changes to these events can be found on our Natural Areas Notebook website at oaklandnaturalareas.com.

Flora and Natural Communities of Southern Michigan

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 6:30pm

Paint Creek Cider Mill 4480 Orion Rd. Rochester, MI 48306

Fee Required - See Website

This class will meet monthly to learn about the plants of southeast Michigan, focusing on local examples in Oakland Township. We will learn about the basics of plant anatomy and morphology, winter woody plant identification, identifying common plant families, and natural communities of Michigan. All adults 16+ are welcome, no plant experience necessary. Meet at the Paint Creek Cider Mill one evening per month (two in February), 6:30-8:30 pm. Includes fields trips to locations within a 5 minute drive. Course continues through the summer! Course dates and tentative topics listed below.

Flora and Natural Communities of Southern Michigan

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 6:30pm

Paint Creek Cider Mill 4480 Orion Rd. Rochester, MI 48306

Fee Required - See Website

This class will meet monthly to learn about the plants of southeast Michigan, focusing on local examples in Oakland Township. We will learn about the basics of plant anatomy and morphology, winter woody plant identification, identifying common plant families, and natural communities of Michigan. All adults 16+ are welcome, no plant experience necessary. Meet at the Paint Creek Cider Mill one evening per month (two in February), 6:30-8:30 pm. Includes fields trips to locations within a 5 minute drive. Course continues through the summer! Course dates and tentative topics listed below.