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Upcoming Volunteer Opportunity
at Voorheis-Beardsley Preserve, Independence Township
Saturday, August 5th, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

OAS will be participating in a volunteer conservation stewardship work day with
the North Oakland Headwaters Land Conservancy (NOHLC) on Saturday, August 5 in Independence Township
at the Voorheis-Beardsley Preserve near the intersection of Maybee and Clintonville Roads. 
We will be helping with some trail maintenance, invasive species control, and planting of native plants.  

This is a great opportunity for you to become involved with other members of your organization and contribute to conserving and maintaining natural habitat in the local area for birds and other species, and have some fun. 
Your help is needed!

The work day will run from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
and lunch, water, and tools will be provided.  All you really need to bring is yourself, maybe a friend, work gloves,
and some enthusiasm. If you would like to participate please contact Mike Dougherty at
or the NOHLC office at 248-795-2808.

NOHLC is a community based land conservancy that has been working to conserve and protect the headwaters and surrounding habitats of the Clinton, Flint, Huron, and Shiawassee Rivers since 1972.  NOHLC has interests in 58 properties totaling over 1,500 acres. Of these, 20 are owned by NOHLC while the remainder have Conservation Easements which protect the land from any development while keeping it in private ownership. 
You can learn more about NOHLC at .

Things to do:

  • Learn more about birds this spring and summer through volunteer work such as bird banding, nest-box monitoring, and conducting bird surveys.

  • Check out the new Polk Penguin Conservation Center at the Detroit Zoo.  It is home to 70 penguins.

Our Mission

  • Promote an interest in native wildlife including birds, other animals and plants and advocate the preservation of wildlife habitats in Michigan.
  • Provide on a local level, access to the natural world through activities and social media such as meetings, field trips, newsletter, website, facebook, twitter and blogs.

     OAS is a chapter of Michigan Audubon Society. We have served Oakland County, Michigan since 1958.

     Photo credits this page:  Dylan O'Reilly