Board Meetings  2021 Schedule

       - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC-        Meetings are held

third Tuesday

monthly at 5:00 p.m.

Calhoun Conservation  District Office

l3464 Preston Drive, Suite 120

Marshall, MI 49068

                     

          For Information:                      Call (269) 781-4867 ext. 5

e-mail: calhouncd@gmail.com

www.calhouncd.org 

                              

                

Calhoun Conservation District

Annual Meeting

Budget Appropriations

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Casual Picnic Dinner -

     Tuesday,  October 19,  2021     5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

       at Kiwanis Club of Battle Creek      Youth Conservation Area, Baker Sanctuary

22300 15 Mile Road, Bellevue, MI   49021

-Public Invited-

R.S.V.P. Phone (269) 781-4867 ext.5 or e-mail: calhouncd@gmail.com

Annual Report

2020

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Attention to the public served by Calhoun Conservation District:

 

As summer transitions into fall, the Calhoun Conservation District continues to serve the public safely. Calhoun Conservation District office managed business partly remotely in 2020, during the Executive Orders issued by the Governor of Michigan. Business continues to follow CDC guidelines for the safety of staff and citizens served by the local District.  Office hours vary, but inquiries are responded to by staff or board directors. Visitors are asked to call for an appointment. 

Monthly board meetings have been held remotely via ZOOM Meetings. The link is  posted on the website and at the Marshall USDA office building. Due to a recent increase in variant cases of COVID-19 within Calhoun County, board meetings will be held remotely, until further notice.

 

We will work together to  build  upon new strengths, with the common goal to conserve and protect the environment. The board and staff look forward to opening our doors again to provide conservation services and education to the public. Inquiries may be e-mailed at calhouncd@gmail.com  or call 269-781-4867, ext. 5 to leave a message.

Thank you,
Maureen Reed, District Manager
Calhoun Conservation District

 

Calhoun Conservation District 

            Mission: to serve, educate, and empower our community by providing  technical assistance       and information to all landowners in all aspects  of natural resource management

Calhoun Conservation District was created in 1945 and has been the leading local conservation entity for 74 years.  The District partners with environmental and agricultural communities by coordinating conservation projects and programs throughout the Calhoun County and southwest Michigan. Serving as a  local source for individual and community assistance in natural resource management and education, the District strives to provide services and programs to meet the needs of the community.   

 

Guided by a locally elected Board of Directors, part-time staff and dedicated volunteers, the District focuses on ground and surface water issues, sustainable agricultural practices, environmental stewardship, education, wildlife habitat, aquatic ecosystems, forestry  management, and community projects. A main priority continues to be watershed projects to maintain quality water flow within Calhoun County, by partnering with local, state, and federal agencies.

Programs in 2021 include community educational outreach, an annual tree seedling sale, loan of the no-till drill for planting native wildflowers and grasses to support the CRP Pollinator Program, and youth conservation educational programs .  Property stewardship for the CCD owned and managed properties continues to be a focal point; in addition to the watershed projects with local, state, and federal partnerships. For more information on projects, programs, and volunteer opportunities, e-mail calhouncd@gmail.com or call (269) 781-4867, ext. 5.