Board Meeting  2020 Schedule

Board Meetings

are held the

third Tuesday

monthly at 5:00 p.m.

Calhoun Conservation  District Office

l3464 Preston Drive

Marshall, MI 49068

Calhoun Conservation District

Board Meetings are always

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

For More Information:

e-mail: calhouncd@gmail.com

www.calhouncd.org 

Annual Report

2019

Calhoun Conservation

District on the Upswing​

 October 20, 2020    Board Meeting
5:00 P.M.
   Tentative Location: 

Clarence Township Hall

 

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Note: In case of any unforeseen events, the board meeting  will be held remotely. 
                             
e-mail calhouncd@gmail.com
for more information or to access the board meeting.

Board of Director Opening

Marshall – Calhoun Conservation District (CCD) announces one (1) open board vacancy to be filled at the Annual Meeting on November 17, 2020. Board candidates who are residents of Calhoun County and of legal age are eligible to seek election to the four-year board term. In addition to proof of residency, a nomination petition, with at least five signatures of Calhoun County residents. Applications were due September 18, 2020 to Calhoun Conservation District.  Candidate names will be placed on the Annual Meeting Election Ballot to be held November 17, 2020. Absentee ballots available for voting.

Calhoun Conservation District was formed in 1945 and today continues with a mission “to serve, educate, and empower our community by providing technical assistance and information to all landowners in all aspects of natural resource management.”  As one of the 75 conservation districts in Michigan and guided by the Michigan Association of Conservation Districts (MACD), the CCD provides conservation assistance and education to local communities.

For more information or to request a nomination petition form, call the Calhoun Conservation District at 269-781-4867 ext. 5 or e-mail: calhouncd@gmail.com. More information on the programs and services offered by the Calhoun Conservation District can be viewed online at www.calhouncd.org

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Attention to the public served by Calhoun Conservation District:

 

Since the third week of  March, the Calhoun Conservation District office began to manage business remotely to comply with the Stay Home ,Stay Safe Executive Orders issued by the Governor of Michigan. Staff carries on day to day business and stays connected with partners and colleagues in conservation. 

 

Through technology, we have been able to  hold monthly board meetings using an online meeting format. Communications  with grant funders, and partners on watershed projects currently underway, have been conducted by phone and e-mail. As we pull out of the pandemic and cautiously move back to the new normal, we wish for the very best to our communities. We will work together to  build  upon new strengths, with the common goal to conserve and protect the environment.  

Please stay safe during this time. We continue to serve the public through phone calls and e-mail communications, and look forward to once again opening our doors 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, 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 2020 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.