November 12 Workshop at Highland Adult Activity Center

Oct. 26, 2009

The Department of Natural Resources will hold a public workshop to seek input on the proposed management plan for Highland State Recreation Area in Oakland County. The workshop will be held on Thursday, Nov. 12, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Highland Adult Activity Center, located at 209 N. John St. in Highland.

Highland State Recreation Area provides 5,900 acres of public property and contains significant natural and cultural resources. The Haven Hill Natural Area and National Natural Landmark designations protect truly unique natural communities, and the park retains a strong cultural history with the Edsel Ford estate. Both of these attributes provide natural and cultural interpretation and education opportunities. Additionally, Highland Recreation Area provides a wide range of recreational opportunities, including camping, swimming, hunting, fishing, biking, hiking and equestrian trails, and a designated field trial course, one of only two in the Michigan state park system.

The workshop will provide the public an overview of the planning process and highlight the special qualities of the recreation area. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions, and provide comments and suggestions, regarding the recreation area’s future plans.

The planning process is being facilitated in partnership with Highland Township and assisted by Oakland County. Both communities will participate with DNR Parks and Recreation Division officials in conducting this workshop and in the planning process.

Persons with disabilities needing accommodations to attend this meeting should contact Paul N. Curtis at (517) 335-4832 a minimum of five working days before the workshop. Requests made less than five days before this meeting may not be accommodated. For more information about the Highland Recreation Area, visit

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, accessible use and enjoyment of the State’s natural resources for current and future generations.

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