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Temporary Conservation District Closure

In order to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the conservation district is not taking visitors until further notice. For assistance, please contact us.

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

Disaster Declarations Made for Michigan Counties after Hard Year for Farmers

The USDA made disaster declarations for 43 primary Michigan counties and 31 contiguous counties due to the extensive inclement weather over the 2019 growing season. Ottawa County is categorized as a contiguous county and producers can contact their USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) to inquire if they qualify for an emergency loan. The deadline to apply is June 30, 2020. Ottawa County FSA can be reached at 616-842-5852. 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 Develop a Pigeon River Watershed Management Plan

The USDA made disaster declarations for 43 primary Michigan counties and 31 contiguous counties due to the extensive inclement weather over the 2019 growing season. Ottawa County is categorized as a contiguous county and producers can contact their USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) to inquire if they qualify for an emergency loan. The deadline to apply is June 30, 2020. Ottawa County FSA can be reached at 616-842-5852. 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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