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Nature Society

  1. Holland Ponds Park

    April 4, 2018, 7:30 PM

    This program is being held on Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 beginning 7:30 pm at the Royal Oak Middle School. In 2001, the State of Michigan deeded the 200-acre parcel now known as Holland Ponds to Shelby Township. This area backs up to Yates Cider Mill and was once considered lost because of toxic waste! It became part of a clean-up project by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. It has made a tremendous come-back, and is now home to a number of thriving animals, fish, and plant-life. Visitors regularly see proof of its success in the variety of flourishing wildlife such as Blue Heron, Green heron, Great Blue Heron, Little Green Heron and Great Egret that choose Holland Ponds to make their nests. Jim Gammicchia, from the Burgess Shadbush Nature Center, will talk the park and also about parts of the Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal that are still visible at this site. He will also give an explanation and history of importance of the canal and influence in the community.

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