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October 26, 2019

2019 Scarecrow Festival

Clay Township 4th Annual Scarecrow Festival and Contest Update
Saturday, October 26th, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Clay Township Park
Sponsored by Clay Township Downtown Development Area

  • DJ Steve Lindsay will provide Interactive, Seasonal Music on stage!
  • Paw Patrol will be on site with goodies for the little tykes! 12 – 3:00 pm
  • Kelli and Crew are back with Themed Concessions! Family Friendly Prices!
  • Dog Costume Contest - Pre-register for Prizes!
  • Free Large Make N Take Scarecrows
  • Clay Township Fire and Police Department Annual Trunk & Treat Challenge!
  • Scare Crow Contest! Registration deadline is 6:00 pm October 23rd Cash Prizes!
  • Free Photo Ops by Brenda Lewis Photography 
  • Free Face Painting with Chantel 
  • Giant Inflatable Obstacle Course
  • Magician Andy Makar presents a high energy and fun Magic Show!
  • Trunk and Treat Display Contest! Cash Prizes awarded! Call for Details!
  • Artist and Vendor Space available.
  • New! Mrs. Babbette and Students will lead us with Interactive THRILLER!
  • New Partners Welcome! Sponsor opportunities available for existing activities or create your own Family Friendly Station!

Call Cindy Babisz at 810-794-9320 or email for more information

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August 10, 2019

MiPaddle Stewards Workshop

MI Paddle Stewards Workshop
Restore Our Waters
Saturday, August 10, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Clay Township Hall

Join Michigan Sea Grant, Blueways of St Clair, Friends of the St Clair River and Lake St Clair CISMA for MI Paddle Stewards, a one day workshop to train community paddlers on Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) monitoring. Includes a free lunch and a guided paddle!

For more information:

This workshop is funded by the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program

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August 08, 2019

Special Edition Dogapalooza

Special Edition Dogapalooza!
Clay Twp. Park Pavilion
Thursday, August 8th; 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us to meet and greet Therapy Dogs, Leader Dogs, Vendors, Fitness, etc

Celebrate our Dogs and their Owners!
Contact Cindy at 810-794-9320 or email
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July 03, 2019

Master Plan Survey

Master Plan Survey for all Clay Township Residents:

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June 25, 2019

4-H Science Blast STEM Camp

4-H Science Blast! Summer STEM Camp

July 10th, 24th, August 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

(No session on July 17th due to 4-H Fair)

Wednesdays, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Clay Township Pavilion and Splash Pad

· Each week your young scientist will explore a different scientific idea.

· Wind energy, engineering, fizzy foamy science, bubbles & more!

· If your Elementary age child loves science and you want to nurture that enthusiasm, this is the camp for you.

· Snacks, education, take home projects, and  a safe & fun environment

Weather permitting we will end each day camp meeting at the splash pad!

Cost: $20 for 7 day camp meetings
Make checks payable to: St. Clair County 4-H Leader’s Council

Registration: Clay Township Offices., 4710 Pointe Tremble Road. 810-794-9320

Clay Township Registration waiver must be signed and submitted with fees.

Contact Liane Allen, Instructor St. Clair County MSU Extension for more information about Camp content:

Registration space is limited so please act now!



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June 21, 2019

Music in the Parks Island Style

Music in the Parks Island Style!

Fri, June 21, 2019 Gypsy & the Rockers, 6:30 pm
Fri, July 18, 2019 Bill Marshall Band, 6:30 pm
Sat, September 14, 2019 Renegade, 6:00 pm

Browne’s Field, Harsens Island

Rain Location: HI Lions Hall
Decision is made prior to start of performance 

Thank you to the above named Sponsors
Dudek Insurance and Auto Owners insurance
for partnering with us!



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June 06, 2019

Algonac Clay Music in the Parks!

Title Sponsor ML Chartier presents: 2019 Algonac Clay Music in the Parks!  

Thursdays, 7:00–9:00 pm! Free Admission and Parking!

Bring your Lawn Chairs to Enjoy an Evening of Entertainment!

Performances at the Algonac Riverfront Park:

June 6th Renegade – Sponsored by Scoreboard N More

June 13th Ten Beach Drive –Sponsored by Chemical Bank

June 20th Rock Steady – Sponsored by Catch 22 Bistro

June 27th Mickey & the Meldrum Brothers – Kane, Clemons, Joachim & Downey, AAL

July 11th Do Fish- Sponsored by Baxter Insurance Agency

Performances at the Clay Township Park:

July 18th Burnwood - Sponsored by Project Control Engineering

July 25th Gypsy and the Rockers – Sponsored by Northstar Bank

August 1st SinJon Smith – Sponsored by Jennifer Sobier State Farm Insurance

August 8th Dude and the Abiders – Sponsored by Sine Monaghan Realtors

August 15th Guy Louis World of Music – Sponsored by Health Quest Physical Therapy

Thank you to all of the above named Sponsors for partnering with us.

Your continued Community support is greatly appreciated!

Rain location for the Algonac Concerts: St Catherine’s Activity Center

Rain Location for the Clay Township Concerts: Algonac High School Lecture Hall

Decision is made prior to each performance!

Contact Cindy Babisz, 810-794-9320 or


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May 31, 2019

Splash Pad Is Open!

Clay Township Splash Pad is Open!
4768 Pointe Tremble Road

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May 09, 2019

Cedar Point Discount Tickets

Save on Cedar Point tickets when you buy through Clay Township Recreation! Getting your tickets is as simple as logging in, selecting your options, and printing your tickets!
Visit to view otions and plan your adventure. Sign in with Username: CLAYTOWNSHIP, pASSWORD: ct

Ticket options include early savings on Pre-Season Promo, Single day tickets,
2-Day Admission, parking tickets, meal only tickets and more!

Call Cindy Babisz at 810-794-9320 or email 

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May 01, 2019

Michigan Adventure Discount Tickets!

The team here at Michigan’s Adventure is excited to partner with the Clay Township Parks and Recreation Department! 

 The easiest way to access the login page is to go to

 We will add lots of fun offerings to your store such as Cabana Rentals, Parking, Fast Lane Vouchers – everything your guests will need for a day of fun at the Largest Amusement Park and Water Park in Michigan!

Online Store Pricing
5/1/2019 – 6/29/2019                                    $34.00 per ticket
6/30/2019 – 9/2/2019                                    $35.00 per ticket
(we do not offer Junior Tickets through our Online Stores)

Entrance Booth Pricing – General Public Pricing
General admission in 2019 will be $39.00. Two-day tickets will be $59.99.   Children under 48 inches are $32.00 at our entrance.  Toddlers 2 years of age and younger are free.  Rates and dates are subject to change. Here is a link to our operating calendar for 2019:


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April 30, 2019

Sand Bag Information


Using Sandbags to Protect your Home and Business

Sandbags placed in appropriate locations around your home or business can reduce the impact of flooding. Sandbags will not stop the water completely, but can reduce the amount of water entering.

Where do I need to put the sandbags

For most buildings to reduce the impact of flooding, sandbags should be placed over floor wastes and drains (e.g. shower and bath) to prevent backflow of grey water entering. Sandbags should also be used in front of doorways/ roller doors and brickwork vents.

Most standard homes and buildings on a concrete slab can be protected with less than 25 sandbags. It is not always necessary to place a sandbag wall around your whole building to provide protection. This may only be necessary if it is on stumps or constructed of materials such as timber or fibro sheeting. Before building a sandbag wall consideration should be given to how you would remove floodwater that could become trapped between the sandbag wall and your building. (e.g. pump, siphon or bailing bucket).

Where can I get sandbags from?

Sandbags can be purchased from some local hardware stores or landscaping suppliers. During times of flood, quantities may be distributed by your local Township or City Office. Contact your local authorities or visit their web site for further information. When significant flooding is occurring, sandbags maybe in limited supply. So be prepared and purchase/prepare your own sandbags prior to or when aware of an impending flood event rather than rely on the Emergency Responders being able to respond.

How do I fill the sandbag?

It is preferable that you only use sand to fill the bags

- Soil is not usually recommended�‚�

Sandbags only need to be filled to 2/3 full.

Do not over fill as they will be too heavy to carry. A filled sandbag can weigh 25-50 lbs.

Do not tie the top of the bag. The top of the bag may be tied for transport purposes only.

How do I lay Sandbags?

Place down a layer of plastic sheeting to act as the water proofing membrane
Lay sandbags like brickwork on top of the plastic sheeting.
Start at one end and work to the other end.
Ensure the unfilled top part of the bag is covered by the next bag.
Tuck flap under the bag at the end of the row.
Stagger rows so that the joins do not line up.

TIP1: Flattening down the sandbag row before adding the next row will help you to build a better structure.

Where do I place the sandbags?

Cover drainage holes e.g. toilet, shower, bath and floor drains to stop backflow of contaminated water.
Place a small sandbag wall across doorways. The number of layers required will be dependent on the expected flood height; however it is generally around two (2) sandbag rows high.
Make sure that you have at least one doorway that you can use to access or exit the building do this by building a wall that allows the door to still be opened (refer to photos)�‚�

Air vents between brickwork may also require sandbags. Small vents may be covered with waterproof tape or plastic. Protect air vents or drains with sandbags or tape. To avoid back flow of grey water block toilets with a small plastic bag of sand, weighed down by a larger sandbag.

What else can I do to protect my home or business?

Raising valuables off the floor may prevent damage to personal items from floodwater that may still enter. Lifting of curtains, rugs and bedding, and removing items from low cupboards may be necessary.
Turn off power and gas at the mains if flooding has occurred and you must evacuate.
For other ways to protect your home and family during a flood contact your local Emergency Management Office or visit their web sites for further information.

What do I do once I have finished with the sandbags?

Sandbags that have been exposed to floodwater need to be thrown away.
Care should be taken when handling wet sandbags; sturdy gloves should be worn as floodwater can contain chemicals, harmful waste and contaminates.
Sandbags should not be reused if they have been in contact with floodwater.
Contact your local Township or City Office for advice on how you can dispose of contaminated sandbags.

Storage of sandbags

If keeping a stock of sandbags, be aware that they can rot if left wet and damp

store them in a dry place out of the sun.

Examples of sandbagging doorways

Note: Building a wall such as this allows at least one door to still be opened.

Information provided by St. Clair County Homeland Security and Emergency Management

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January 24, 2019

Detroit Zoo Discount Tickets!

We are excited to announce that Clay Township has joined the
Detroit Zoo’s Tickets & More Online Discount Program
through our mParks membership.

You may buy specially priced tickets for the Detroit Zoo over the Internet
with the added convenience of printing your tickets
and then presenting them at the Zoo entrance.
Purchasing tickets has never been easier!

You may purchase tickets online immediately
by visiting our exclusive Detroit Zoo
Tickets & More Discount Online Program ticket store
by clicking and entering CTPR or
visit our Parks and Recreation Page on our website:

Cindy Babisz, 810-794-9320,


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