Video Channel

We upload videos of our educational presentations and field visits to provide additional ways to get the word out about conservation programs, options, and ideas. Please visit our educational video channel and check out our videos. You Tube Video Channel Main Page There are a variety of videos related to cover crops, flushing bar, and […]

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Visit to the Cover Crop Test Plot

In this visit to the Cover Crop Test plot we’re looking to see what has happened to our cover crop species after a frost. We’ll look at everything from oats, rye grass, hairy vetch, Diakon radishes, sorghum and many more. The cover crop test plot is located just north of Hamilton in Allegan County.

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Grass Buffers in the Greenbelt Initiative

Keeping your waterfront property beautiful is possible with a native plant buffer. Reducing erosion and maintaining the quality of your water are two benefits to adding a grass buffer strip along your waterfront. The Greenbelt Program helps landowners pay for the cost of installing a grass buffer on their property. Many benefits are attributed to […]

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Top Pollutant of Our Water: Soil

A suprise to most is that soil is the most abundant pollutant in our water. By removing vegetation including grasses and trees we leave our soil open to erosion. Erosion is the process of wearing away of soil by water. Here is a document describing the issue in the form of a question. Part of […]

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