The City of Rochester Hills announced today the acquisition of 24 acres of environmentally sensitive wetlands on the southeast corner of Sheldon and Mead Roads. The land, donated by property developers, bring to a total of 65 acres of preserved open space in the city.
“Located within walking distance from Hart Middle School and Stoney Creek High School, this property gives us another possibility for nature classes or for residents to explore and enjoy some of the truly wonderful open spaces that exists in our neighborhoods," states Mike Hartner, Parks and Forestry Director and staff liaison to the Green Space Advisory Board (GSAB).
This announcement is less than one month prior to the November election when a green space millage will be placed before voters. The millage asks voters to repurpose a 2005 millage to protect, care and maintain green spaces and natural features owned, acquired or controlled by the City of Rochester Hills as opposed to acquisition.
A green space properties map can be found at rochesterhills.org. Additionally, residents can find more information regarding the Green Space Ballot Proposal at www.rochesterhills.org/gsproposal.org, or by contacting the Parks & Forestry Department at 248-656-4673.
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