Sea Lamprey in Michigan Lakes

Did You Know that the Sea Lamprey is one of the oldest invasive species in the Great Lakes? Discovered in Lake Ontario in 1835, it now lives in all 5 lakes.  Like many other successful invasives, it has no native predators to stop its spread. The international Great Lakes Fishery Commission reports significant sea lamprey population declines due […]

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Confused Waterfowl

Look Out for Confused Waterfowl! Michigan’s DNR has reported that species such as the grebes, mergansers, and long-tailed ducks have been showing up in odd spots such as icy driveways, confusing them for inland open water bodies. Due to the placement of their feet, the birds cannot take off for flight on dry land and […]

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Watershed Poster 3rd Place Winner

After winning 1st place at the county level, Josie VanderZwaag from Hamilton was the 3rd place winner in the state wide poster contest. This year’s theme was, “Where Does Your Water Shed?” The poster contest is open to all students who will be entering Kindergarten through 12th grade, with prizes for different age groups. The […]

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New Enrollment Open for Conservation Stewardship Program

News release from USDA NRCS Applications for Conservation Stewardship Program due Jan. 17 Popular Farm Bill conservation program seeks producer participation WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2013 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is opening the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) for new enrollments for federal fiscal year 2014. Starting today through Jan. […]

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