Springfield Township has initiated several innovative, award-winning natural resource planning projects. The most popular and best known include:

  • Native Plants CD-ROM and Homeowner's Series: a searchable database containing photos and information on more than 230 plants native to Springfield. Popular not only with Springfield’s back-yard gardeners and developers, but also with consultants, municipalities and landscape architects throughout the Midwest and beyond. It is a painless, cost-effective way to protect our lands and waters and have fun while doing it. The CD-ROM is available by order from the Springfield Township Clerk’s Office or on loan from the Springfield Township Library. The Homeowner’s Series and database (without the search function) can also be viewed at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's web site.
  • Shiawassee & Huron Headwaters Resource Preservation Project: a multi-year, multi-jurisdictional project to identify significant natural resource systems and planning strategies to protect those systems. The 400-page final report includes identification and ranking of 114 sites, selective field inventories, descriptions of 35 relevant planning tools/techniques, language for 14 model policies and ordinances and findings and recommendations. Springfield Township has since implemented many of the project's findings. The final report can be reviewed at the Springfield Township Clerk’s Office and is available on loan from the Springfield Township Library. CD copies of the report are also available for purchase through the Office of Oakland County's Planning and Economic Development Services.
Springfield Township also partnered with neighboring communities to produce and distribute information about West Nile Virus. The brochures explain how families living in our area can effectively protect themselves without harming the environment.

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