Lenawee Conservation District - Working locally to solve local resource issues
A GLANCE AT WHAT'S NEW!
Welcome new District staff member
WLEB MAEAP Technician
2017 Field to the Great Lakes sail events.
See "Events" page for more details.
Center for Excellence Field Day Thank You
to our 2017 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, J.A. Scott Farms, Inc., MI State University, MDEQ, MI Dept. of Agriculture & Rural Development, Pioneer Seed, The Ohio State University Extension, USGS
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