The Chippewa Luce Mackinac Conservation District will be holding a well water screening event in conjunction with its annual fall tree sale on October 16th, 2014. Samples from drinking water wells will be screened for nitrate and nitrite. The screening is open to everyone 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.
Thurs, Oct. 16th, 2014 at the District Office
2847 Ashmun St., Sault Ste. Marie
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Please download and print the directions for sampling and the sampling information sheet. Please note the sampling information sheet must be filled out completely and brought with the sample for testing.
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.
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.
Fall Tree Sale Order 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
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.