The Environmental Services division is responsible for
implementing and managing mandated water quality programs to
protect our watershed and managing projects of special
interests to our Township residents that may have a potential
impact on the environment. In addition, it provides plan
reviews and technical support for new developments and capital
improvement projects in the Township.
News You Can Use
2013 Clean Sweep
Clean Sweep Flyer
Clean Sweep Signup Sheet
On April 20th,
2013, Bloomfield Township and Rizzo Services will be
sponsoring the eighth annual “Clean Sweep.” The program is
intended to clean up debris from the safety paths and
roadways that has been deposited during the winter season.
Bloomfield Township is calling upon all community members
to volunteer and lend a helping hand. The program will be a
fun way for individuals, homeowner associations, scout
troops, church groups, school organizations and any others
to take an active role in their community.
The Township will be providing orange garbage bags and
paper yard waste bags for the litter and debris. Volunteers
will also receive a Clean Sweep t-shirt or a reusable tote
bag while supplies last.
Bloomfield Township Campus Native
Plant List and Garden Design
Native Garden Presentation (20 MB)
Bloomfield Township was contacted by resident Nick
Alexander who wanted to be involved in a project that would
not only enrich the community in which he lives but also
serve as his Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project. After
meeting with staff from both the Engineering & Environmental
Services and the Department of Public Works, it was
determined that a Native Garden would be a great benefit to
the community and fulfill the requirements for his Eagle
Scout Leadership Service Project. Mr. Alexander designed and
procured plants for the garden with help from Oakland
Wildflower Farm. Nick then was able to gather volunteers
including other Boy Scouts, family, and Bloomfield Township
staff to complete the project. The volunteers added compost
provided by Rizzo to the current soil, planted native
flowers provided by Oakland Wildflower Farm. The volunteers
laid mulch, and installed an informational sign, both
provided by Bloomfield Township. When the project was
complete Mr. Alexander did a PowerPoint presentation on
proper maintenance for the garden but. It also demonstrated
how this native garden will serve as an educational tool for
the public regarding the benefits of native vegetation,
improving the quality of storm water runoff from the
Township’s municipal campus. Please come and see the garden
located between the Fire Department and the Dave Payne
Public Services Building.
Information regarding rain gardens and benefits of native
Michigan Native Plant Producers Association -
Michigan Dept of Natural Resources/Environment Michigan Plant
Benefits of Rain Gardens - Website
Oakland Wildflower Farm –
Clean Water and Pet Waste
Some important tips for keeping our water clean...Remember,
you’re not just walking the dog!
Did you know that pet waste contains
bacteria that make our lakes and rivers unsafe for swimming
and other recreational activities?
Did you also know? There are over 53 million dogs in the
United States, which produce 6.3 billion pounds of waste and
bacteria per year! Residential lawns and streets are among the
highest contributors of bacteria in storm water, which drains
directly to our lakes and rivers.
Southeast Michigan loves dogs, too! Nearly one-third of the
region's households have at least one dog. This statistic is
evident here in Bloomfield Township, where over a thousand dog
licenses are issued each year to Township residents.
Most of us pick up after our pets to be good neighbors and
keep our yards clean. But there’s another important reason to
clean up after our pets. Leaving pet waste on the sidewalk or
in the yard means that harmful bacteria can get washed into
storm drains and roadside ditches and then flow directly into
our lakes and rivers untreated.
What can you do? Simple! No matter where you are, clean up
after your pet and dispose of your pet’s waste promptly by
throwing it in the trash or toilet.
For more easy steps on protecting our lakes and rivers,
visit the "Ours
to Protect" site.
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