North Oakland Headwaters Land Conservancy (NOHLC) is a private, non-profit, community supported, citizen run organization with 40 years experience in preserving open space in northwest Oakland County and nearby communities. Over 1,400 acres have been preserved in six townships and two counties, with parcels ranging from 1/2 acre to over 250 acres. Our mission is to conserve the woods, fields, streams and other natural resources in the headwaters area of the Clinton, Shiawassee, Huron and Flint Rivers.
Beating Black Swallow Wort
An important part of NOHLC's stewardship program is the control of invasive species like black swallow wort. Black swallow wort is an herbaceous perennial in the milkweed family and is a vine with twining stems and dark green, glossy foliage. Although it is a milkweed, the toxicity of the plant is so high Monarch butterfly caterpillars die after consuming it. Like many invasive plants, black swallow wort will crowd out native plants and become dominant in the landscape. In this photo NOHLC employee Seth is standing with bags of swallow wort seed pods at the Buckhorn Lake Wetland Complex.
Did you know your donation goes TWICE as far this summer? NOHLC is proud to announce a 1:1 match from the Carls Foundation for all unrestricted donations!
Thank you for your invaluable contributions!
Press Release - Contact Your Senator!
"The House of Representatives in Washington voted 277 to 130 for H.R. 4719, The “America Gives More Act of 2014,” a charity package that includes the Conservation Easement Incentive Act. Among many good causes, this bill makes permanent the federal tax deduction for conservation easement donations. This allows NOHLC to work with our neighbors to conserve their land and protect valuable natural and historic resources in northern Oakland county. "
-NOHLC Executive Director, Susan Julian
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