WCCD Annual Meeting
Join us in 2022 for the 74th WCCD Annual Meeting!
Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.
Robin Hills Farm Event Center
20390 Stockbridge Chelsea Rd. (M-52), Chelsea, MI
The WCCD will be presenting conservation awards to farmers, landowners and residents for their ongoing commitment to applying conservation on the ground. Additionally, Director Election results will be announced and 2021 reports will be presented by the WCCD staff and partners.
Doors open at 6pm for a meet & greet and hors d'oeuvres. Dinner served at 6:30pm, with vegetarian options available. Catering by Wesley's Catering.
Tickets are required. Each ticket is $15 and they are available to purchase from the WCCD online store.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Asia Dowtin
Expanding our knowledge of urban trees and water:
lessons learned and management implications
Dr. Asia Dowtin is an Assistant Professor of Urban and Community Forestry in Michigan State University’s Department of Forestry. Her work explores the relationships that exist between urban canopy structure, spatial context, and plant-water interactions and is intended to broaden our understanding of the influence of species composition and surrounding land use on urban forest function. A major goal of Dr. Dowtin's work is to utilize this knowledge to inform the development of urban forest management plans, specifically those intended to optimize yield of select regulating and supporting ecosystem services by municipal trees. She holds an extension appointment, which she uses, in part, to aid in the development of arboriculture and urban forestry educational materials for K-12 curriculum, continuing education, and workforce development programming. She earned her M.S. and Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Delaware, and her B.S. in Meteorology from the State University of New York College at Oneonta.