Your local source for natural resource management assistance.
We're here to help you with your conservation and natural resource needs.
The Washtenaw County Conservation District is a local agency of Michigan state government that assists Washtenaw County landowners and residents with the conservation and management of their natural resources.
With direct technical assistance or referrals to other experts, we're your local source for conservation and natural resource management.
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What's New. . .
WOODWORKER SHOWCASE The Urbanwood Marketplace at Recycle Ann Arbor is celebrating the dedication of the new Birge Urbanwood Center at Recycle Ann Arbor's ReUse Center by hosting a Woodworker Showcase on July 28, 2017. Two "Best of Show" awards will be selected to win $500 gift certificates for Urbanwood products.
If you have made a family heirloom or done some remodeling using reclaimed or salvaged wood, don't miss your chance to show off what you've made and maybe win! Entry deadline is June 30, 2017. See the Urbanwood.org website for details on how to enter.
*********************************************** URBANWOOD TOUR An exciting new industry is emerging in Michigan, as communities, nonprofits, and businesses salvage trees removed from local neighborhoods and recycle them as beautiful and sustainable products that reduce waste and support local jobs. The Urbanwood Tour is a great opportunity to see some of these local urban wood success stories up close. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
TOUR DATE: Friday, July 28, 2017 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, July 14, 2017 RSVP required, seating is limited. COST: $20/person
2017 FIELDS TO THE GREAT LAKES EVENTS Sign-up TODAY for Tall Ship Sail Workshops or Conservation Practice Day Conferences. All events are free to farmers and partners of Agriculture. Registration is required and events are filling fast! Check out the Fields to the Great Lakes page for more information.
TREE AND NATIVE PLANT SALES The Conservation District conducts sales of tree & shrub seedlings and native wildflower and prairie grass plants for conservation uses, such as: reforestation, wildlife habitat establishment, erosion control, windbreaks and screens, and landscape naturalizing.
Sales are conducted each spring. The next sales will be in Spring 2018.