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Second Saturday Green Space Hikes  
Sep 14: Harding Green Space
Oct 12: Avon Nature Area (City Hall)

The Green Space Advisory Board of Rochester Hills welcomes residents and friends to join them for “Second Saturday Green Space Hikes” June  through October! The City of Rochester Hills has made it a priority to enhance our community though the preservation of undeveloped and protected green spaces. Second Saturday Hikes will be a great opportunity to come enjoy beautiful nature while learning about what makes each Green Space unique. GSAB members will be present to answer any questions and share information regarding these special places.

Skill Level/Age: Beginner/all ages 
Cost: Free (please register by clicking here
Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Location: Please meet at City Hall in the visitor lot by 10 am and we will caravan to the properties

Sheldon and MeadIn September 2005, Rochester Hills residents passed a 0.3 mill 10-year millage to acquire and preserve natural green space in their community. The Rochester Hills City Council established the nine member Green Space Advisory Board (GSAB) for the purpose of developing strategies and making recommendations regarding the expenditure of millage funds to:
  • Permanently preserve natural green spaces, wildlife habitats and scenic views
  • Protect woodlands, wetlands, rivers and streams
  • Expand the Clinton River Greenway and other trail corridors

Removing Mustard GarlicAs the next phase of protecting our natural resources, Rochester Hills voters approved the November 2013 ballot proposal to revise the permissible use of tax revenues derived from the Green Space Millage to be used to fund the protection, care and maintenance of, and to improve pedestrian accessibility to and within, green spaces and natural features owned, acquired or controlled by the City, in addition to funding the purchase of land and interests in land.
Stewardship Long Term Management Plan
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Open Space Parcels
Once established, the GSAB identified, evaluated and prioritized parcels for potential preservation based on the natural features criteria. The top ranked properties were recommended to the City Council for consideration.

Property Nominations
Residents owning property shown on the Natural Features Inventory Map and wishing to nominate their property for green space acquisition should submit a Property Owner Nomination Form

Preserved Properties
Visit the Preserved Properties webpage to learn more about each property, as well as the Green Space Properties Map.

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