Board Meetings  2021 Schedule

       Board Meetings              - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC-          are held

third Tuesday

monthly at 5:00 p.m.

Calhoun Conservation  District Office

l3464 Preston Drive

Marshall, MI 49068

                     

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

e-mail: calhouncd@gmail.com

www.calhouncd.org 

Fall 2020

Newsletter

Conservation News

   Annual Meeting  
Budget Appropriations
& Director's Election  February 16, 2021
5:00 P.M.
Join Zoom Meeting:
https://zoom.us/j/99875660324?pwd=UDE2eVY3dVFnZjdHWWJiUWVqbmIyQT09

        OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

       
Calhoun Conservation District 269-781-9867 ext. 5 or email calhouncd@gmail.com
                   
Call the Calhoun CD office or email to request a Voter Registration and Ballot for the Director's Election on February 16th. 

Annual Meeting and Election Notice

Annual Meeting, Budget Appropriations and Director's Election

February 16, 2021

Marshall – The Annual Meeting, Budget Appropriations and Director's Election originally planned for November 17, 2020 has been rescheduled for February 16, 2021, to be held remotely from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

 

Calhoun Conservation District (CCD) announces two (2) open board vacancies for four-year terms to be filled at the Annual Meeting on February 16, 2021.  Gregory B. Fountain, Brian W. Huggett, and Margaret Oerther are the candidates on the ballot for the two board director's positions. 

 

Absentee ballots for voting are available to all Calhoun County residents of legal voting age. Ballot requests can be made by phone, e-mail or postal mail to the Calhoun Conservation District (CCD).

Process to request a ballot to vote in the upcoming Calhoun Conservation Board Director's  Election:

1. Contact Calhoun Conservation District by phone, mail or email.

2. Voter Registration Form will be mailed upon request by the CCD office.

3. Completed Voter Registration Form must be returned to CCD office.

4. Once residency is confirmed, Ballot will then be mailed to the voting resident.

5. Voting resident returns Ballot by mail or by appointment to Calhoun Conservation District office by Feb. 15, 2021.

 

Call the Calhoun Conservation District office at (269) 781-4867 ext. 5 or email at calhouncd@gmail.com to request the Voter Registration form today for a vote on the upcoming Board Director's Election.

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.

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Attention to the public served by Calhoun Conservation District:

 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, 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. 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.

 

Monthly board meetings using an online meeting format were conducted in the spring and early summer, and were held outdoors and at a township hall adhering to safety guidelines.  All meetings are posted on the website and at the Marshall USDA office building. Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases within Calhoun County, board meetings will be held remotely, until further notice.

 

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 by appointment. The board and staff 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.