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MDARD Seeks Residents to Serve on Ontonagon Conservation District Board

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
LANSING — The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is seeking five residents to serve on the new Board of Directors for the Ontonagon Conservation District. Letters of interest must be received by MDARD no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 25.

The Ontonagon Conservation District is a local unit of government (governed by its board of directors) that works directly with private landowners to conserve soil, water, forest and wildlife resources. MDARD is in the process of reforming the district and is seeking a new board of directors. The board will coordinate the conservation district’s efforts utilizing local, state, federal, and private resources to develop locally-driven solutions to natural resource concerns in Ontonagon County.

To be eligible, candidates must be 18 years of age and a resident of Ontonagon County. If appointed, members will serve until an annual meeting is held, at which time, they may run for election. MDARD will notify those selected to be on the board in writing.

To apply, candidates should send a letter of interest and include the following:

- Why you are interested in farmland, forestland, or conservation of natural resources
- Any relevant skills or experience serving on a board or working in conservation
- Any grant writing or business management skills
- Contact information (name, telephone, mailing address, and email address)

Letters must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on March 25 to guthr@michigan.gov. Hardcopy submissions must be postmarked no later than March 23, 2019. Please allow ample time for delivery to:


Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development
Environmental Stewardship Division
P.O. Box 30017
Lansing, MI 48909

For more information, contact Rachael Guth, Regional Coordinator, guthr@michigan.gov or 906-251-8727.