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Water Screening Event
Thursday, August 4th, 2022 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the WCCD Office (705 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103)
This service is for private drinking water wells only. Public water supplies are tested regularly. Please do not bring samples from public water supplies or non-drinking water sources. Only drinking water well samples will be tested. You do not have to use a special bottle for this screening. Any small clean jar will work—one ounce of water is enough.
Sunday, October 16th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 pm at
Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Rd, Ypsilanti, MI
Are you willing to share extra native plants from your yard? Or are you looking for a few native plants to add? Please join us for a native plant swap on October 16th, 2022 at the Ypsilanti District Library! All gardeners are welcome to come to this potluck style event whether or not you bring a plant to "pass". If you bring plants to share, please label them. Please bring gloves and a trowel if you would like to help weed and install extra plants along the edges of the detention basin and/or pollinator garden at the Ypsilanti District Library.
Apply for the School & Community Habitat Grant!
The WCCD School and Community Habitat Grant is designed to assist schools and community organizations with accessing plants and establishing wildlife habitat. Restoring wildlife habitat creates natural ecosystems providing benefits to residents (human or otherwise) including purpose and connection to local ecology, greater biodiversity, air and water filtration, carbon sequestration, aesthetic beauty, and many more ecological services.
Grants will be awarded in the form of tree, shrub, native plant material through the WCCD distributions and technical assistance from WCCD and partners. Grant fund availability is dependent on donations made to the WCCD for this purpose and grant selections and awards will be made based on the amount donated.
Thursday, September 8th, 2022 from 8:00 am to 11:30 am at Brines Farm (6384 Walsh Rd., Whitmore Lake, MI 48189)
Join us to learn about regenerative agriculture techniques. In particular, we will discuss the benefits of keyline water management to conserve water and build topsoil as well as alley cropping – where rows of trees and/or shrubs are planted to create alleys within which agricultural crops can be produced. Plus, discover the potential for grazing cattle between the alleys as well as the benefits that cattle and other grazers can have on pasture health. Registration required.
Question? Please contact Paul Buzzard, MAEAP Technician, by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 734.302.8715.
For more information about the MAEAP, Michigan Agricultural Environmental Assurance Program, click here.
Rain Barrels, Totes, & more
To assist residents and landowners with the conservation, management, and wise use of natural resources of Washtenaw County.
What We Do
We assist Washtenaw County residents through countywide resource assessments, conservation resource distributions, conservation education, and one-on-one technical assistance.
The Washtenaw County Conservation District is a local government agency. Serving Washtenaw County, office located in
Ann Arbor, MI.
705 N. Zeeb Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48103-1560
Megan DeLeeuw - Executive Director - email@example.com, 734.302.8710
Summer Roberts- Community Forester- firstname.lastname@example.org, 734.302.8716
Doug Reith - Resource Coordinator - email@example.com, 734.302.8713
Dru Mark-Wilson- Outreach Coordinator- firstname.lastname@example.org, 734.302.8715
Nick Machinski - Conservation Specialist - email@example.com, 734.302.8711
Erez Brandvain - Conservation Technician - firstname.lastname@example.org, 734.302.8714
Paul Buzzard - Conservation Technician - email@example.com, 734.302.8715
Deborah Shad - Administrative Assistant - firstname.lastname@example.org, 734.302.8715