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Fall 2021 Newsletter

Read the Ottawa Conservation District's Fall 2021 Quarterly Newsletter by clicking here.

Press Release for the Crockery and Sand Creek Restoration Project

OTTAWA CONSERVATION DISTRICT Your Land, Your Water, Your Michigan   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 14, 2021 CONTACT Benjamin Jordan  616-842-5852 ext. 5 Benjamin.jordan@macd.org www.ottawacd.org   THE OTTAWA CONSERVATION DISTRICT HAS RECEIVED PROJECT FUNDING FROM THE STATE OF MICHIGAN’S 319 NONPOINT SOURCE PROGRAM FOR THE SAND CREEK AND CROCKERY CREEK RESTORATION PROJECT.    The Ottawa Conservation District has been awarded $1.2 million in funding through the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy’s (EGLE) 319 nonpoint source program for The Sand Creek and Crockery Creek Restoration Project. This funding originates from section 319 of the Federal Clean Water’s Act and is meant to address nonpoint source pollutant loading in impaired watersheds.  The Sand Creek and Crockery Creek watersheds are listed as impaired by E. coli bacteria and face other water quality issues such as altered hydrology, wetland loss, excess nutrients, and sedimentation. Although...

Summer 2021 Newsletter

Read what we've been up to so far this summer, and all of the other fun we have planned for the rest of the year! Summer 2021 Newsletter

Conservation Needs Assessment Survey

The Ottawa Conservation District is currently conducting a survey for public input as we form our 5 year plan. Please give the district input on your natural resource concerns so your voice is heard! Click here to take the survey. 

Deadline for Conservation Stewardship Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has set the application deadline for the 2021 Conservation Stewardship Program. Applications are due Friday, March 5th, 2021 for the current selection period.

Ottawa Conservation District Receives Grant to Support WMCISMA

The West Michigan Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (WMCISMA) received a $60,000 grant to continue addressing invasive species concerns in West Michigan. This grant was one of 32 projects to receive funding from a pool of $3.6 million from the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program. This program is implemented in partnership by the Michigan departments of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy; Agriculture and Rural Development; and Natural Resources. Click to Read MoreOttawa Conservation District   16731 Ferris Street Grand Haven, MI 49417   8:00AM - 4:00PM   (616) 842-5852 ext. 5   ottawacd@macd.org   Like Us On FacebookQuick Links Board of Directors Suggested Service Cost Cultivating Resilience Sponsors Donate Job Opportunities Requests for Bids Michigan Tree & Plant Information

Ottawa Conservation District Receives Grant to Continue HWA Eradication

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative has awarded the Ottawa Conservation District $200,000 to continue surveying and treating for Hemlock Wooly Adelgid (HWA). The work will be continued by the West Michigan Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) and will cover 4 counties (Oceana, Muskegon, Ottawa, and Allegan). Due to the desire to keep HWA from moving north, work is currently focused in Oceana county and will move south as the project continues. Containing HWA at the northernmost point is critical for stopping the spread into more heavily forested areas of the state. Click to Read MoreOttawa Conservation District   16731 Ferris Street Grand Haven, MI 49417   8:00AM - 4:00PM   (616) 842-5852 ext. 5   ottawacd@macd.org   Like Us On FacebookQuick Links Board of Directors Suggested Service Cost Cultivating Resilience Sponsors Donate Job Opportunities Requests for Bids Michigan Tree & Plant Information

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