Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Looking for something to do with the kids? Check out these events at the local metropar.k
For additional information or to register for programs at the Kensington Metropark Nature Center or Farm Center located near Milford/Brighton, please call 810-227-8910. At the Nature Center: “Chickadee Chowdown,” Saturday, March 2 at 2 pm, Nature Center. In winter, a variety of songbirds will actually take sunflower seeds from your hands. Bird seed will be provided for this short walk along the nature trails. Fee: $3 per person. Preregistration required. This program is for all ages. “Bluebirds, Their Homes and You,” Saturday, March 9 at 1 pm, Nature Center. Last year Kensington was home to over 200 of these beautiful songbirds. Participants will learn more about them and how they can help them through a movie, discussion and a field trip …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The Metroparks will use the grant to fund a technology study of urban and suburban ecosystems in the Huron and Clinton River watersheds.
Thursday, January 24
The 3M Company awarded a $48,320 ECO Grant to the Huron-Clinton Metroparks to enhance nature and environmental learning. The park system is one of eight national recipients of this grant. ECO grants, part of 3M’s Community Giving Program, are intended to improve science-based environmental and conservation programs for youth. “This is one of the largest grants we’ve had the opportunity to present in this area. We hope this will spark young people’s interest in their environment and surroundings,” said Tamera Fenske, plant manager for the 3M Abrasives Systems Division in Detroit. The Metroparks will use the grant to fund a Technology-Enhanced Nature Study (TENS) program, a student-driven comparative analysis of urban and suburban …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
John P. McCulloch was named as director Dec. 13.
The Huron-Clinton Metroparks Board of Commissioners appointed John P. McCulloch as director of the Huron-Clinton Metroparks at their Dec. 13 Board meeting. McCulloch started his new post Dec. 21. “I’m honored and truly humbled by the Board’s support,” said McCulloch. “I look forward to serving as the director of the Huron-Clinton Metroparks, a nationally-recognized regional park system that provides exceptional outdoor recreation and educational experiences for the people of southeast Michigan.” McCulloch, of Royal Oak, is both a CPA and an attorney. He was appointed by the Oakland County Board of Commissioners to serve as the Oakland County representative to the Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority Board of Commissioners in May 2011, and…