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2847 Ashmun Street

Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan 49783

Phone:  906-635-1278

FAX:  906-632-0341 

E-MAIL: clmcd@macd.org

 


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Chippewa Luce Mackinac Conservation District

 


The Chippewa Luce Mackinac Conservation District will be holding a well water screening event in conjunction with its annual spring tree sale on April 25th and 26th 2014. Samples from drinking water wells will be screened for nitrate and nitrite. The screening is open to anyone who uses a personal well for drinking water; however, the number of samples that can be tested is limited to 25 at each testing location.

Collection Dates:

Sault Ste. Marie: Friday April 25th at Kaines Ice Rink (1001 E. Easterday Ave.) 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Newberry: Saturday April 26th at Newberry Ice Rink (501 W. Avenue C) 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

 

Please download and print the directions for sampling and the sampling information sheet (the sampling information sheet needs filled out completely and brought with you to have your water tested.) Contact Mike McCarthy at mike.mccarthy@macd.org or (906) 632-9611 x 101.


2014 Spring Tree Sale Catalog Now Available!

Order early to ensure availability.

Pre-Orders Due April 2nd, 2014

 

 

Full Catalogue - Click here.

Pricing and Order Form Only - Click here.

 


 

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 non-profit groups 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 4/14/2014.
2847 Ashmun St. | Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783 | (906) 635-1278