Next Board Meeting and FY 2017 Budget Hearing:
Tuesday October 11th, 2016 at 12:00 PM at the District Office
Fall 2016 Tree Sale Order Form and Pricing
Orders Due Friday September 30th, by 4:30 PM
2016 Stewardship Poster Contest - "We All Need Trees"
Open to all students K-12. Each poster must be accompanied by a registration form and incorporate the theme "We All Need Trees." Full rules can be downloaded below.
Submissions are due at the District Office by 4:30 PM on September 30th, 2016 in order to be eligible to qualify for judging at the state and national level. (All submissions in this category will are also eligible for the local competition).
Submissions received by 4:30 PM on October 28th are eligible for the local competition and awards will be presented at the Annual Dinner Meeting of the Conservation District in January.
2016 Leaf Book Contest
Open to all 4th and 5th grade students.
2016 Resource Assessment
Fill out and return the survey by November 30th, 2016 and you will be entered in a drawing to win a $50 Gift Certificate to the Spring 2017 Tree Sale!
Thank you for your input!
Well Water Screening Opportunity
The District will be holding a well water screening event in conjunction with the annual fall tree sale. Samples from drinking water wells will be screened for nitrate and nitrite. The screening is open to anyone using a private well for drinking water; however, the number of samples that can be tested is limited to 25.
Friday, October 14th, 2016
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
At the Conservation District Office
(2847 Ashmun St., Sault Ste. Marie)
Download and print directions for sampling and sampling information here:
*Sampling information sheet must filled out completely and brought with you to have your water tested.
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.