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2847 Ashmun Street

Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan 49783

Phone:  906-635-1278

FAX:  855-813-7692

E-MAIL: clmcd@macd.org

 


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The regularly scheduled board meeting for November will be postponed from Tuesday, November 4th at 12:00 PM until Thursday, November 6th at 12:00 PM at the District Office.


Calling all 4th and 5th Graders!

We are now collecting entries for the 2014 Leaf Collection Contest! See flyer below for rules and how to enter! Submissions are due at the District Office by 4:30 PM on October 31st, 2014.

Leaf Collection Contest Flyer

Leaf Collection Entry Form

Calling all students K-12!

We are now accepting entries for the 2014 Poster Contest themed "DIG DEEPER - Mysteries in our Soil." Draw, paint, color, sketch a poster related to Soil and enter it in to the contest. 1st place in each category will be submitted to the state competition. See flyer below for rules and how to enter! Submissions are due at the District Office by 4:30 PM on October 31st, 2014.

Poster Contest Flyer

Poster Contest Entry Form


It's Official - Districts Merge

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) announced the formation of the Chippewa/Luce/Mackinac Conservation District effective July 11, 2012.  The new district reflects a consolidation of the Luce/West Mackinac Conservation District and the Chippewa/East Mackinac Conservation District.  Residents of Chippewa, Luce and Mackinac Counties can now receive services at the district's office located at 2847 Ashmun Street in Sault Ste. Marie.

  

Newsletter - December 2013 - Click here

Newsletter - November 2012 - Click here

Newsletter - August 2012 - Click here

Newsletter - April 2012 - Click here

2011 Annual Report - Click here

 

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Available now! 

North Country Gardening with Wildflowers

Neil Moran, horticulturist and member of the Northern Wild Plant and Seed Cooperative, has written a book that will give you all the information you need to grow and enjoy native plants in the Great Lakes region.

The book retails for $14.95 and may be purchased from the Northern Wild Plant and Seed Cooperative or the Chippewa/Luce/Mackinac Conservation District.

Click here for a preview of the book.

Click here for more information.

 

 

Our District

The Chippewa/East Mackinac Conservation District was established on May 23, 1949.  In 2009 we celebrated 60 years of service to the landowners of Chippewa and Mackinac Counties.  In July of 2012, the Chippewa/East Mackinac Conservation District merged with the Luce/West Mackinac Conservation District to form the Chippewa/Luce/Mackinac Conservation District. The District now includes all of Chippewa, Luce and Mackinac Counties. 

The number of employees actively working on projects and programs in our District fluctuates depending on the number of federal, state, and local grants made available to the District.  We have been fortunate to receive a number planning and implementation grants dealing with watersheds, water quality, soil protection, invasive plants and insects, and farming enhancements.

Conservation Districts 

Conservation Districts are local units of government consisting of a locally-elected board of directors with small staffs who help landowners and communities with managing their natural resources, including forests, farms, water bodies, and wetlands.  Districts originated in the Dust Bowl days to help farmers improve land management practices to conserve critical soils needed for crop production.  Districts have evolved to help with forestry, fisheries and wildlife, and other natural resource management issues.
  
Michigan's Conservation Districts work to preserve natural resources through education, research, and direct remediation of key areas.  Conservation Districts are supported by state, federal, and private grants, and through their own fundraising efforts - especially the annual tree sale.  District boards and staff are people committed to conserving our renewable resources.
      
NRCS Staff in Sault Ste. Marie Office
The Natural Resources Conservation Service has two positions serving landowners in the Eastern Upper Peninsula.  Kent Dankenbring is the District Conservationist and E. Patrick Carr (better known as Pat) is the Soil Conservation Technician for the District. 
This page last updated on 10/30/2014.
2847 Ashmun St. | Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783 | (906) 635-1278