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News for Oakland County Residents
Summer Activities for Youth - College Visits and Pre-College Programs
Interested in attending college after high school? Consider taking a college visit or participating in a pre-college program during the summer.
July Landscape Tip: Poison Ivy
"Leaves of three, let it be!" This simple ditty can come in real handy when trying to avoid contact with poison ivy. Many people become exposed to poison ivy inadvertently since it can grow in shrub and perennial borders as well as along stream banks, roadways, fencerows and woodlands. Knowing how to identify and control it are the best defenses against accidental contact. More
Planting garden center flowers is good for bees and other beneficial insects
The discovery of neonicotinoid insecticide in leaves and flowers of some garden center plants should not stop you from buying and planting flowers because the benefit to bees far outweighs the potential risk.