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Sierra Club Program: Haven Hill: A Story to Tell - A Legacy to Honor
Jan
18
7:00 PM19:00

Sierra Club Program: Haven Hill: A Story to Tell - A Legacy to Honor

Brighton District Library, January 18, Starts at 7:00 pm

Come hear the story of The People – The Place – The Significance of Haven Hill & Highland State Recreation Area in the origins of Michigan State Parks & Natural Area System in Southeast Michigan and beyond. 

You will hear about Glacial Landforms & Native Americans, the Edsel & Eleanor Ford Family, the Dodge Brothers, PJ Hoffmaster (First Director of our State Parks), Genevieve Gillette (First Lady of our State Parks), Jens Jensen (noted Prairie Style Landscape Architect), and even the Girl Scouts of America’s National Roundup. Program by Lawrence Falardeau, Artist and Landscape Architect.

Brighton District Library, 100 Library Drive, Brighton, MI 48116, 810-229-6571

Free Admission, open to the public.

For more info go to:

http://www.fohravolunteers.org/blog/

or

http://www.sierraclub.org/michigan/crossroads

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Jan
4
7:00 PM19:00

FOHRA Monthly Meeting

Come join us at our monthly meeting... All meetings are open to public attendance.

The public monthly meeting of the Friends of Highland Recreation Area will be held on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm.

Please check our website main page for changes in the meeting location. Our regular monthly meeting is held at the White Lake Township Community Building, 7500 Highland Rd, White Lake, MI 48386

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Dec
4
2:00 PM14:00

Michigan Botanical Club SE Michigan Chapter

FOHRA presentation to the Michigan Botanical Club SE Michigan Chapter at the Heritage Park Visitor Center in Farmington Hills... 2:00 pm.

Genevieve Gillette and the Treasures of Nature
by Lawrence Falardeau of the Friends of Highland Recreation Area, Artist and Landscape Architect

Michigan state parks welcomed the newly-mobile drivers of automobiles in the early 1900s. Genevieve Gillette made it her life’s work to preserve precious natural settings and make them available to the travelling public. In 1920 she began her landscape architecture career working in Chicago with noted landscape designer Jens Jensen, whose naturalistic designs included the Edsel Ford estate at Haven Hill. Over decades, her career supported her enduring volunteer efforts in raising awareness of Michigan’s natural wonders and their value to society. She established important conservation groups, gained funding for Michigan State Parks, even advised President Lyndon Johnson on recreation and nature.
 
Join us at the Visitor’s Center, Heritage Park, 24915 Farmington Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48336 (off Farmington Road between 10 and 11 Mile Roads).  There is plenty of free parking just outside the Visitor’s Center. Refreshments will be served after the program. There are many trails and a nature center at the park, so come early or stay after the program and enjoy the area. 

 

 

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FOHRA Monthly Meeting
Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

FOHRA Monthly Meeting

  • 5100 Highland Road White Lake Township, MI, 48327 United States (map)
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Come join us at our open to the public monthly meeting...

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, White Lake Township Community Building, 7500 Highland Rd, White Lake, MI 48386

The public monthly meeting of the Friends of Highland Recreation Area will be held on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm.



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FOHRA Monthly Meeting
Apr
6
7:00 PM19:00

FOHRA Monthly Meeting

  • 7500 Highland Road White Lake Charter Township, MI USA (map)
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Come join us at our open-to-the-public monthly meeting...

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, White Lake Township Community Building, 7500 Highland Rd, White Lake, MI 48386. Project planning, park activities, volunteer programs, and other topics are discussed by the Friends. Come on out and join up or just listen in.

The public monthly meeting of the Friends of Highland Recreation Area will be held on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm.


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