MACD News Blog

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)



MAEAP Meets 1,000 Verifications Goal!

Friday, September 23, 2011

The Michigan Agricultural Environmental Assurance Program this week reached 1,000 verifications!

Reaching this 1,000 verification milestone tops off a year of significant accomplishments for the program.  We began 2011 with Governor Snyder signing Public Acts 1 and 2 of 2011 to codify MAEAP into law.  That action was followed by a major effort within MDARD and partner organizations to review and update MAEAP standards, ramp up public outreach and marketing and most importantly focus efforts on the local level to educate farmers on the many benefits of MAEAP.  Michigan Conservation Districts took the lead locally, doing what they do best:  working one on one within their communities to provide the education and assistance to move farmers toward the goal of MAEAP verification.

Thank you to everyone who has worked within the MAEAP framework to achieve this 1,000 verification goal.  Over the last decade we have built a solid, well respected program and have moved the program forward to achieve the significant accomplishments that we celebrate today. 

Wow - just think what we will be able to accomplish in the future!   

MACD Summer Region Meetings Scheduled

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The MACD Summer Region Meetings are being throughout Michigan beginning on July 26 in Region 9.  All ten regions will be holding a meeting, hosted by a Conservation District within the region. 

To find your region's meeting information, visit the MACD Summer Region Meeting page on the MACD website! 

MACD Summer Conference Held

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Michigan Association of Conservation Districts held the 2011 Summer Conference at the Kettunen Center in Tustin, MI on June 13 and 14.  Over 100 people attended the annual event, attending various educational sessions and networking with peers from around Michigan.

Those who attended are encouraged to complete the Summer Conference Survey to assist MACD and the Partnership Training Committee in planning for future training events.

Learn more about the Summer Conference and view the session presentations, by visiting the Summer Conference page on the MACD website.