MACD News Blog

Oakland Conservation District Hosting Public Meeting for Landowners in the Flint River Watershed

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Oakland CD Hosting Public Meeting Landowners in the Flint River Watershed in Oakland County are invited to a public meeting on March 6 to address phosphorus and water quality. 

The meeting, hosted by the Oakland Conservation District, will begin at 6:45 p.m. at the Holly Public Library in Holly.

The district received grant funds from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to work with landowners to reduce the amount of phosphorus entering surface water in the watershed.

Anyone planning to attend the meeting is asked to  RSVP by noon on March 6 by calling 248/328-0594.  A dessert made of locally grown food will be served.

Local Conservation District Events

Monday, February 20, 2012

Michigan Conservation Districts are your local natural resource, resource!   Districts provide a wealth of information and assistance for landowners and managers, including workshops and tours that address local resource issues.   

As an example of the many opportunities available through local Conservation Districts find below two workshops scheduled for February 25th.  The Alcona Conservation District in the northeast and the Emmet Conservation District in the northwest are holding these workshops on timely topics of interest.

"Pruning Fruit Trees and Protecting My Shade Trees from Emerald Ash Borer and Other Key Pests - It's Never Too Late", a day long comprehensive workshop scheduled for February 25th at the Greenbush Township Hall in Greenbush, hosted by the Alcona Conservation District. To learn more, visit their website or contact Janet Reins at (989) 724-8229 or email

"Hardwood Timber Management for Property Owners" is being hosted by the Emmet Conservation District and is scheduled for February 25th at the Emmet County Fairgrounds Community Center.  This morning educational program will discuss sustainable management of your forest and how harvesting can help improve your land for other uses including wildlife.  To learn more, visit the Emmet Conservation District website or contact Cydney Steeb at 231-439-8977 or email  


MACD to Participate in Michigan Pheasants Forever's State Convention

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

MACD plans to participate in the 17th annual state convention of Michigan Pheasants Forever, scheduled for Saturday, February 4 at the Eagle Eye Golf Club in Bath, Michigan.    As a partner organization, MACD will provide a partner report on the programs and activities of Michigan Conservation Districts and will share with participants the critical role Conservation Districts play in the Michigan Pheasant Restoration Initiative.  

See you there!

learn more about the event (LINK)



MACD attended MTA Expo

Monday, January 30, 2012

MACD participated in the Michigan Township Association's Expo held in conjunction with the MTA Annual Educational Conference on Wednesday and Thursday, January 25 and 26, 2012.  The event, held at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center, provided the opportunity to share information about Michigan's Conservation Districts to hundreds of township officials from all over the state.    

Conservation Districts provide townships with a wealth of information and assistance to help their constituents to better understand and manage their land.  From the urban landscapes and deep forests, to the rich farmland where Michigan agriculture thrives, Conservation Districts are the natural resource, resource for non-industrial private land owners!