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How to Assess, Manage, & Preserve Your Land, Salem Twp.
October 17th, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Salem Township Hall, 9600 Six Mile RD., Salem, MI 48175
Learn about options for conserving or managing your farmland and natural areas. Following the presentation, staff from local conservation organizations will be available to discuss individual properties.
Get involved and collect Common Milkweed seeds!
Milkweeds are the host plant for monarch caterpillars, making them essential for healthy monarch populations. Therefore, milkweed is critical for the survival of monarchs. Without it, they cannot complete their life cycle and their populations decline. The eradication of milkweed both in agricultural areas as well as in urban and suburban landscapes is one of the primary reasons that monarchs are in trouble today.
Learn more about the importance of milkweed and how to collect and donate pods by clicking the button below.
Saturday, October 7th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Washtenaw County Conservation District, 705 N. Zeeb Road, Room 2304, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Bring your water sample and sample information sheet to the WCCD office to be tested for nitrates and nitrites. Download the sample information sheet and instructions for taking a good water sample by clicking the button below.
The Michigan Climate Smart Farm Project Specialist,
"MCSFP Specialist", will be responsible for managing the Climate Smart Farm Project.
Farmers interested in participating will be eligible for cost-share payments and support for practices aligned with the Climate Smart Farm Project. Once verified, these farms will be able to utilize the newly developed Climate Smart Farm Verified branding package and logo to market their commodities.
Washtenaw County Conservation District is pleased to announce the Farmer Cost-Share Program!
Possible projects covered by Cost-Share:
For more information, click the "Learn More" button below.
Beware of Beech Leaf Disease!
October 1st, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Legacy's Shatter Preserve 7810 Brookville Road, Plymouth MI
Join WCCD, Legacy Land Conservancy (Legacy), and graduate students from U-M SEAS for a walk in the woods to learn about beech leaf disease and how to spot it. Much is still unknown about this relatively new disease which can damage and eventually kill both ornamental and native beech trees. We'll meet at Legacy's Shatter Preserve and then carpool to roadside parking at Legacy's nearby Creekshead Preserve. Please wear comfortable footwear and bring water and bug spray. A boot washing station to disinfect gear will be provided. This event is free, but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and space will be limited to ensure an enjoyable field experience for all attendees.
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
Nick Machinski - Conservation Specialist - firstname.lastname@example.org, 734.302.8711
Paul Buzzard - Conservation Technician (MAEAP) - email@example.com, 734.302.8715
Matt DeJonge – Conservation Technician (NRCS) - firstname.lastname@example.org, 734.302.8715
Bridget Mitchell - Outreach Coordinator- email@example.com, 734.302.8715
Residential & Municipal Programs
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
Megan DeLeeuw, Executive Director - email@example.com, 734.302.8710
Deborah Shad – Finance Administrator - firstname.lastname@example.org, 734.302.8715
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Physical office closed on Friday, November 24th and week of Monday, December 25th - Friday, December 29th