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Help Out with Preserving Our Township

This program isn't just about us planting trees. It's about getting the community involved in keeping the township a better place to live. There are plenty of opportunities to participate if you want to lend a hand.

Commemorative Trees

Mark a special occasion with a lifelong declaration you can visit whenever you want with a commemorative tree. Planted right here in Shelby Township by the Parks, Recreation and Maintenance Department, you get to select your message on a weatherproof plague to adorn the tree and choose which of the many parks it will be located for $250. This is perfect for celebrating anniversaries, births, weddings, special life-time events or remembering loved ones.  Not only will you be preserving the memory, you'll be contributing to the beauty and health of Shelby Township. For more information on how to purchase, please contact the Parks, Recreation and Maintenance Department

Secure Medication Disposal 24/7

Drop-off prescription medication any time in the green box at the Shelby Township Police Station at 52530 Van Dyke Avenue. This helps keep it out of reach of children and out of the water supply - plus you get to clean out your cupboard after a vicious winter. They accept prescription medication, patches, (prescription) ointments, over-the-count medication, vitamins, samples, and even pet medicine. They don't accept hydrogen peroxide, inhalers, aerosol cans, non-prescription ointments, lotions or liquids, medication from businesses or clinics, needles (sharps) or thermometers. For more information, contact the Police Department at 586-731-2121.

Critter Adoptions at the Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center

Show your support to the local wildlife without endangering their lives by adopting one of the creatures at the Nature Center. Your sponsorship money will help cover food and medical costs while allowing you to come in and hold that animal, feed it and assist in bedding changes. It's perfect for families that can't house a domestic animal but want to teach children the care and responsibility of animal care. Or maybe just give a child an up-close learning experience. Ask a Nature Center staff member for more information.