Invasive Species Community Projects

When the Oakland County Parks and Recreation (OCPR) millage was passed by voters in November 2020, a portion of the funds were allocated for high-priority invasive species projects across the county. Projects are intended to demonstrate best practices, treat high priority species, increase community awareness and/or improve habitat. Any Oakland County city, village or township (CVT) is eligible to apply. Please note that funds are not distributed to recipients. OCPR pays contractors directly for services to complete approved projects according to the project applications and budgets.

While this program is a great opportunity for CVTs to get assistance with high-priority invasive species projects, these funds are not meant to be inclusive of all invasive species-related projects in Oakland County and communities should strive to allocate dedicated funding to invasive species management and habitat improvement within their own jurisdictions. 

A new round of applications will open in Fall 2022. Please check back in August for updates!


  • Projects must be located in Oakland County, Michigan.
  • Applications must be submitted by an Oakland County CVT
  • Applicants do not have to be a member of Oakland County CISMA

For more information on eligibility requirements, please refer to the Project Funding Guidance.

Grant Program Guidance and Additional Information

Project Funding Guidance
Project Scoring 
CISMA 2022 Priority Species List
Informational Webinar

‚ÄčSarah Cook-Maylen
Chief - Parks and Recreation 

‚ÄčKegan Schildberg
OCPR Crew Chief - Natural Areas Management