Lenawee Conservation District

"Your Land, Your Water, Your Michigan"

Lenawee Conservation District - Working locally to solve local resource issues


Welcomb New Staff Member... Airin Beechler

Airin is our new WLEB MAEAP Technician and comes to the District with a degree in Biology and Environmental Science from Adrian College. Welcome, Airin!

District Receives Grants

The Lenawee Conservation District was recently awarded grants from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the Great Lakes Commission to work with farmers within Lenawee County on potential improvements toward water quality and the impact to Lake Erie. These projects are in an effort to meet the State of Michigan's phosphorus reduction goals of 20% by 2020 and 40% by 2025 within the River Raisin.  Farmers have the ability to receive some assistance to incorporate the following Best Management Practices (BMPs) in targeted watersheds: Drainage Water Management Structures, Buffer Strips, Saturated Buffers, Blind Inlets, and GPS Nitrogen sensors.

In addition, farmers in the process of working towards MAEAP verification have the potential to receive a cost share grant for up to $500 to assist with the verification.  This is on a "first come, first served" basis until the funds are exhausted.

If interested in applying for any of the above, please contact the Lenawee Conservation District office at 517-263-7400 Ext. 3 for an application, or click here for an application.

Center for Excellence Crop Day

Friday, January 5, 2018

See "Events " page for details

Lenawee Conservation District Annual Meeting

Thursday, January 18, 2018

See "Events" page for details

Established in 1946, Lenawee Conservation District is an independent county level resource assisting residents, producers, and communities to help resolve natural resource concerns.  The District is self-funded, serving the public with revenue obtained through an annual tree and shrub fundraiser sale, grants, and County appropriations.

Lenawee Conservation District works with a variety of other local, state, and federal agencies and organizations to accomplish greater results in conservation and protection of our local natural resources.

As a result of the Dust Bowl in the 1920s from severe erosion due to negatively impacting farm practices, Congress established the Natural Resources Conservation Service, which directed money toward programs that would help protect natural resources and empower landowners to become better stewards of the land.  But with no delivery approach for the federal programs, Congress realized that a local level organization was needed to help promote conservation programs available to agricultural landowners.  Thus, a Conservation District Law was established, allowing communities to elect their own county conservation district boards, which would partner with the federal agencies and serve as the storefront and information center for available conservation programs and assistance.

Lenawee Conservation District, 1100 Sutton Rd., Adrian, MI  49221

(517) 263-7400 Ext. 3


   Thank You 2017 Center for Excellence Field Day Thank You Partners and Sponsors

Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee, Corn Marketing Program of Michigan, Michigan Wheat Program, Crop Production Services-Blissfield & Morenci, GreenStone Farm Credit Services, Michigan Ag Commodities, Inc., Channel, Great Lakes Hybrids, Farmer-Led Watershed Conservation/Erb Family Foundation, Lenawee Community Foundation, RCO Law, USDA-NRCS Michigan, Andre Land Forming, Blissfield State Bank, Dairy Farmers of America, Fulton SWCD, Gleaner Life Insurance Society, Haviland Drainage Products, Kemner Iott Benz, Kenn-Feld Group, Lenawee County Farm Bureau, Milk Source, LLC, Monsanto BioAg, Plant Tuff, Inc., Prattville Fertilizer & Grain, Inc., Precision Ag Services, Quality Liquid Feeds-Agronomy, Redline Equipment, River Raisin Watershed Council, Soil Health Partnership, The Andersons, Inc., The Nature Conservancy, Triple K Irrigation, Wilbur-Ellis Co., A & L Labs, Ag Leader, Bazooka Farmstar, J.A. Scott Farms, Inc., MI State University, MDEQ, MI Dept. of Agriculture & Rural Development, Pioneer Seed, The Ohio State University Extension, USGS