Board Meetings 2021 Schedule
Board Meetings - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC- are held
monthly at 5:00 p.m.
Calhoun Conservation District Office
l3464 Preston Drive
Marshall, MI 49068
For Information: Call (269) 781-4867 ext. 5
April 20, 2021
Clarence Township Hall
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Calhoun Conservation District 269-781-9867 ext. 5 or email
Calhoun Conservation is pleased to announce the results of the Directors' Election held on March 16, 2021. Brian Huggett was re-elected and Margaret Oerther was elected as a first time board director to serve four year terms.
The Board of Directors thanked long-time board director and former chairman Greg Fountain for his service to the District. His guidance, friendship, and mentoring has been greatly appreciated by the board, staff, and citizens of Calhoun County.
Call the Calhoun Conservation District office at (269) 781-4867 ext. 5 or email at for information.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 269-781-4867, ext. 5 to leave a message.
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 or call (269) 781-4867, ext. 5.