Oakland County Launches #OakAlert: Emergency Alert System

It’s almost impossible to detect when an emergency is going to happen. But that doesn’t mean we can’t take a proactive approach to handling emergency situations.

This week, we announced the launch of OakAlertOakland County’s electronic alert system that enables and empowers the public to be aware of extreme incidents in Oakland County. This FREE service is geared towards providing accurate and helpful information to concerned citizens, businesses, and governmental agencies.

OakAlert iPad


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Volunteering Opportunities for Fall

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

Oakland County is a beautiful and enriching place to live, and it is thanks in large part to the efforts of community volunteers. We have a number of free and accessible events for families and individuals of all ages that are made possible by volunteers. Helpers also keep the county itself pristine through a number of beautification efforts. Please do consider donating your time and effort to keep our community wonderful. The work is tremendously rewarding, and no matter how you can help and for how long, you will make a difference.

Oakland County Parks helps to organize community volunteers and focus their efforts where they are needed. The Destination Oakland website has all of the information you need.

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Free Woodchip Days

Orion Oaks Park

Save your wallet and the date, Oakland County Parks will be providing free wood chips and compost September 14 and October 12 at Orion Oaks County Park from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Laying down a fresh layer of mulch in the fall helps prevent weed growth in the spring, retain water in the soil, and protects your plants from extreme temperature changes as we move into winter. The free wood chips and compost must be self-loaded so be sure to bring your pitchfork or shovel along with your truck or trailer and a tarp.

Orion Oaks County Park is located at:

2301 Clarkston Road
Orion Township, Michigan

Visit the Oakland County Parks Department website to learn more about upcoming events happening this fall.