Invasive Species Control
The Ottawa Conservation District through the West Michigan CISMA program offers a variety of services to identify and control non-native invasive species throughout West Michigan. We assist all types of landowners and municipalities to help restore the native ecosystems threatened by these invaders.
Sand Creek & Crockery Creek Restoration Project
Ottawa Conservation District staff work with farmers and private landonwers to install agricultural conservation practices and septic BMPs geared toward reducing E.coli and sediment concentrations that currently impair both of these sub watersheds of the Lower Grand River.
On-Farm Produce Safety
Produce Safety Technicians are a free, voluntary, confidential, and non-regulartory resource who provide on-farm technical education for all fresh produce farmers.
Farmland & Water Quality Conservation Initiative
This partnership project between the Ottawa Conservation District and the USDA NRCS provides technical and financial assistance for farmers and forest landowner to improve groundwater quality & quantity, wildlife habitate, and preserving farmland.
Forestry Assistance Program
This newly developed program is offering technical and possible monetary assistance to schools, communities, and residential homeowners to install native plantings and green stormwater infrastructure with the goal of improving groundwater quality and quantity.
- Land Conservancy of West Michigan
- Michigan Association of Conservation Districts
- Michigan Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society
- Michigan Department of Agriculture
- Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
- Michigan Department of Natural Resources
- Michigan Water Stewardship Program
- Ottawa County
- Pigeon River Management Plan (Large File, 6.9 MB)
- Pigeon River Fishery Rehabilitation Study (Large File, 4.7 MB)
- Pigeon River Brown Trout Stocking Report (Large File, 1.5 MB)
- Treating EAB
- USDA NRCS, Michigan