Board Meeting  2020 Schedule

       Board Meetings        are held on the third Tuesday monthly 

at 5:00 p.m.

at USDA Building 

l3464 Preston Drive

 Marshall, MI 49068

Calhoun Conservation District Board Meetings are always

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Annual Report

2019

Calhoun Conservation

District on the Upswing​

       MARCH         Board Meeting Canceled
Tuesday,
March 17, 2020
5:00 p.m.
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Calhoun Conservation District Office
USDA Building
13464 Preston Drive
Marshall, MI 49068

Attention to the public served by Calhoun Conservation District:


Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, the office of the Calhoun Conservation District will continue to serve the public through e-mail and phone contact  for the safety of staff and visitors, due to COVID-19 Pandemic.


Tree seedling sale pre-orders will continue, through mail and e-mail orders. Tree pick-up dates of April 10-11 are postponed, due to the state-wide stay-at-home Executive Order 2020-21, issued on March 23 by the Governor of Michigan. Customer updates will be provided via website and e-mail.


Please stay safe during this time. We look forward to once again opening our doors to provide conservation services and education to the public. Inquiries may be e-mailed to calhouncd@gmail.com

 

Thank you,
Maureen Reed, Manager
Calhoun Conservation District

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.