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City treating invasive phragmites throughout September
The City of Novi's contractor, PLM Lake and Land Management, will be treating the ... read more
Keep an eye out for a changing bird population
As fall approaches, you’re going to start seeing a change in what birds are in your yard ... read more
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Recycle your cartons with RRRASOC
Did you know you can recycle food and beverage cartons as part of your curbside recycling ... read more
Spotted Lanterfly on the invasive species watchlist
A destructive invasive pest is making its way toward Michigan, leaving tree dieback and sticky ... read more
Invasive European frog-bit found in Novi ponds
European frog-bit, an invasive aquatic plant, has been found in 17 stormwater ponds, wetlands ... read more
DeMaria hosts sustainability-focused event at Novi ...
DeMaria Building Company, in collaboration with DTE Energy, the Wildlife Habitat Council, Bees ... read more
Watch for gypsy moth activity in Novi
Michigan Department of Natural Resources is forecasting another bad year for gypsy moth ... read more
Help remove invasive garlic mustard, Dame's rocket ...
Woods and areas near woods are often blooming this time of year with Garlic Mustard’s ... read more
Protect your trees with a proper mulching technique
It’s spring!  Time to get to work on your garden, your yard and your trees. A common ... read more
Put your recycling knowledge to the test
A new, engaging, and interactive way to test your knowledge on whether a material can be reused ... read more
Novi earns Tree City USA status, celebrates 11th ...
Due to its urban forestry efforts in 2020, the City of Novi was recognized as a Tree City USA ... read more
Novi's woody invasive species removals
Novi has been actively working to remove trees and shrubs that have taken over some of our ... read more
Prevent girdling roots from choking out your trees
Girdling roots are roots that encircle the trunk or other roots of a tree and choke off the ... read more
Learn how to create your own Butterfly Garden
You can attract butterflies and birds in your yard without too much effort. We have created a ... read more
An informative guide to rain gardens
A Rain Garden is constructed to direct rain runoff from hard surfaces such as roofs, driveways ... read more
Lights out for birds during peak migration
Peak migration for birds is March to May and August to October from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Two ... read more
Register for MSU Tollgate's 2021 Summer CSA
What is a CSA? Community Supported Agriculture is a system where members buy shares in the ... read more
Let dead logs lie to improve woodland habitat ...
If a tree falls and no one is around to hear it, does its decaying wood still greatly benefit ... read more
The many benefits of Novi's urban forest
The near-40,000 trees that make up the City of Novi’s urban forest provide innumerable ... read more
Check out the Stewards Sustainability Leadership ...
So, what is this sustainability thing really all about? How do young leaders create positive ... read more
Register for MSU Tollgate's Stewards Teen ...
The Tollgate Camp Teen Steward (15-19 yrs) and Tollgate Steward-in-Training (13 ... read more
Sign up for MSU Tollgate Virtual Vet Science Series
Calling all homeschool or hybrid students in grades 4-8! Registration is now open for the ... read more
MSU Tollgate Farm hosting virtual gardening series
Announcing the MSU Tollgate Farm HomeGrown Gardening Series that takes place virtually at 10 a ... read more
Keep plastic bags out of your recycling
A recent sort of RRRASOC's recycled materials showed that bagged recycling was the largest ... read more
MSU Tollgate Farm lecture series on race, food and ...
As a part of MSU Tollgate Farm’s reoccurring lecture series, Evenings in the Garden, we ... read more
Residents asked to adhere to lawn watering ordinance
We appreciate the excellent cooperation our citizens have given us in the past in adhering to ... read more
Join MSU Tollgate Farm for a virtual summer adventure
Although we are deeply saddened with the idea that we won't have any campers at MSU ... read more
MSU Tollgate Farm Virtual Stewards Summer ...
What is a steward? A steward is someone whose responsibility it is to take care of something ... read more
MSU Tollgate Farm Virtual Winged Wonders Specialty Camp
Are you 10-14 years old? Do you love the outdoors? Join us for a free Winged Wonders Virtual ... read more
Novi plants 125 oak saplings in three parks
As part of its bicentennial celebration, Oakland County donated 5,000 oak saplings to not-for ... read more
Protect your trees with these mulching best practices
It's that time of year again. Residents are freshening up their tree mulch, and most are ... read more
Sustainable ways to enjoy Novi Parks
Each year, the United States generates about 260 million tons of trash – that’s ... read more
Novi HOA's can treat Phragmites under City's permit
The City is now making it possible for private residents, homeowners' associations and ... read more
Nature. Nurture. Novi: The benefits of planting tress
The next Nature. Nurture. Novi program is called Spread Some Shade: The Benefits of Planting ... read more
Protect our trees by holding off on pruning oaks
Novi residents can help protect the City’s trees from the deadly oak wilt disease by ... read more
Maple tapping, pancake feast comes to MSU Tollgate
A breakfast of pancakes and maple syrup is a traditional favorite; but, usually maple syrup is ... read more
Efforts underway to control frog-bit in Novi
The Oakland County Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMA) have received $205,200 ... read more