9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
(269 ) 781-4867, ext. 5
Board Meeting 2020 Schedule
Board meetings are held on the third Tuesday each month
at USDA Building
l3464 Preston Drive
Marshall, MI 49068
Calhoun Conservation District Board Meetings are
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
JANUARY Board Meeting
January 21, 2020
Calhoun Conservation District Office
13464 Preston Drive
Marshall, MI 49068
Calhoun Conservation District
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 underway in 2019 include community educational outreach, the annual tree seedling sale, loan of the no-till drill for planting native wildflowers and grasses to support the CRP Pollinator Program, and the Morning Nature Camp in mid-July for children at the Wilder Creek Conservation Club. Plans for maintaining and improving District owned or managed properties include establishing Friends of Rice Creek, as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit with the Marshall Community Foundation. For more information on projects, programs, and volunteer opportunities, call (269) 781-4867, ext. 5.