The Conservation District in partnership with
Haylake Horticultural Services presents a
Tree Planting and Pruning Course
Tuesday May 27th, 2014
6:30-8:30 pm @ the District Office.
Ever wanted to learn to prune your own trees or shrubs? Plant a tree? Join horticulturist and former horticulture instructor, Neil Moran, as he shows you the tools and techniques to properly plant and prune your trees and shrubs. This course consists of classroom instruction and hands-on pruning and planting in the great outdoors. Cost is $20 per person or $35 per couple. RSVP at (906) 635-1278 by Friday May 23rd. Make checks payable to Neil Moran.
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
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.
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.