Trail, Water, & Land Alliance

 TWLA Meeting | June 17, 2022

Oakland County's Trail, Water & Land Alliance was launched in 2012 and is a merger of the County's Natural Area Advisory Group and the Trails Advisory Council. The resulting TWLA includes 50+ member organizations each working independently while collaboratively supporting the County's Green Infrastructure Network.​

TWLA meetings focus on an exchange of information among participating organizations.  The alliance meets quarterly and ends th​e year with an annual Fall Celebration, held in early October. 

TWLA Goals

  • Share information and coordinate efforts
  • Pursue the establishment of partnerships in the public and private sector
  • Promote quality of life through the Oakland County Trail Network, Fall Celebration, Green In​frastructure Vision and other events and marketing materials
  • Provide support to TWLA partner organizations when seeking grants and other funding opportunities

​Oak Land & Partner Awards

Each year, TWLA recognizes the efforts and successes of individuals or a community as it relates to protecting and preserving natural areas and improving the County's Green Infrastructure Vision. In 2015 the Oak Land Award went to Oakland Township; and the Partner Award went to volunteer Gisela Lendle King of Rose Township. With much appreciation for work well done, TWLA congratulates both.  The award was presented at the 2015 Fall Celebration on October 1. 

​Past Oak Land Award Recipients​

2019 - Huron River Watershed Council
2018 - City of Ferndale
2016 - Highland Township
2015 - Oakland Township
2014 - City of Rochester Hills​
2013 - Addison Township
2012 - West Bloomfield Township
2011 - City of Southfield
2010 - Springfield Township
2009 - City of Novi​​​

Past Partner Award Recipients​

2019 - John Hensler
2018 - Mindy Milos-Dale
2017 - Kathleen Klein
2016 - Fred Phillips
2015 - Gisela Lendle King
2014 - Jim Lloyd
2012 - Lorna McEwen, Kristen Myers, Jim Meenahan
2010 - Peggy Johnson and Sue Julian
2009 - Larry Falardeau, Dan Navarre, Alan Heavner, and Friends of the Clinton River Trail​​​​

​​Contact us for more information about our Environmental Stewardship programs and upcoming networking opportunities.​​​