Click here for details A conference on March 19, in Decatur, which focuses on cover crops and other methods to improve crop productivity.
The DNR has grassland restoration funds at the State level to develop new or manage existing grasslands (not enrolled in Farm Bill programs). There will be speakers from the DNR, NRCS/USFWS talking about federal programs and a restoration specialist talking about how everything happens.
Watershed education and outreach is a focus of the watershed coordinator here at the Allegan Conservation District. We are focused on teaching members of the community not only the basic aspects of watershed science, but also the effects of nonpoint source pollution. The Rabbit River Watershed is located in the northeast corner of Allegan County […]
July Meeting of the Rabbit River Watershed Steering Committee was held at the Dorr Township Hall from 10 am to about 12. Members of Salem Township, Dorr Township, MDEQ, and Allegan Conservation District were present. Discussed included topics such as water issues in the village of Hopkins, Ongoing BMP Projects, and Future funding of the […]
Farmers’ Markets are popping up all over Allegan County. Regardless of where you live you can find one that provides you with fresh local produce, flowers, fruits, jams, honey, syrup, sauces, meats, and other locally produced goods. Do you remember what veggies used to taste like out of the garden? Many of us used to […]
Our thanks to everyone who came to the Native Plant Sale on Friday, May 17. Your support of the Allegan Conservation District and your interest in sustaining our land through native plants means so much. The plants that Chad Hughson brought from Hidden Savanna were large and healthy and will surely be attracting butterflys, birds […]
The Native Plant Sale is this Friday! Come to the Allegan Conservation District for the opportunity to purchase Native Wildflowers, Grasses, Shrubs, and Ferns. A native plant expert will be here to answer any questions you may have. Native plants help conserve water, reduce mowing, provide habitat for butterflies, protect soil, and save you money. […]
The Rabbit River Watershed Steering Committee Meeting was held on April 12th at the Salem Township Hall. Focus of the meeting was to discuss future funding, increasing community involvement, and progress on currently funded activity. For future funding the Rabbit River Watershed Project is focused on two grant proposals. The grant proposals include a grant […]
You’ve probably heard more about native flowers and plants in the past few years than ever before. That’s because more and more people are discovering the benefits and beauty of planting with native plants and more nurseries are offering such plants as well. Native plants are suited to the local climate so they can require […]