The Royal Oak Nature Society is a volunteer group working with the City to protect and promote the usage of Royal Oak's two nature preserves: Cummingston Park & Tenhave Woods. We are also in the process of creating an arboretum in the northern section of Worden Park East.
Both Cummingston Park & Tenhave Woods are nature areas that are over 20 acres in size and are heavily wooded with lined trails. They are open daily to the public from dawn to dusk. Dogs are not allowed inside either nature area. To learn more about why dogs are not allowed in these parks, please link on to "Why Dogs Are Not Allowed In Our Nature Parks".
Wearing boots while in the parks is recommended during the winter and spring months. Using insect repellant and dressing appropriately is advised from late spring through the end of summer.
To learn more about the parks, please come to our naturalist led nature walks. To find out when & where they are scheduled, link on to "Nature Walks". Park locations can be found by linking on to "Park Locations" and from that page, there are links to trail maps of the two nature parks.
Check out the links to the left for additional information!
The following Nature Society board of director positions are open:
- Fundraising: Leads the fund-raising efforts of the Royal Oak Nature Society, which includes the coordinating and organizing of the Annual Spring Fundraiser and other fund-raiser programs approved by the board.
- Stewardship (Cummingston Nature Park): Organizes maintenance, protection & improvements for Cummingston Nature Park which will in turn enhance the overall park experience there.
- Stewardship (Tenhave Woods): Organizes maintenance, protection & improvements for Tenhave Woods which will in turn enhance the overall park experience there.
If you might be interest in one of these positions, please e-mail us at email@example.com or phone us at 248-246-3380 & leave a message.
- Associate Membership cost $5 per year and gets you the General benefit along with four newsletters of “The Chinquapin” mailed or e-mailed to your household quarterly. With e-mail, the print quality is better & the photos are in color. Mark on membership form how you want it sent to you.
- The Nature Society has a Facebook page. Please check us out & become a fan. Feel free to add nature related items & photos to our Wall.
The Nature Society is a member of the Royal Oak Opportunity To Serve (ROOTS) Foundation, established by the city to accept donations and endowments for the improvement of civic institutions. Donations and bequests may be designated for specific Nature Society projects. Check here for further information on the ROOTS Foundation.