Lenawee Conservation District

"Your Land, Your Water, Your Michigan"


2018 Fall Grower Produce Safety Certification Course

MSU Extension hosting this course:

December 6th in Grand Rapids, MI. 

See "Events" page for more details.

Farmers Stepping Up to Clean Up Lake Erie

Take a look at Farmer Led Conservation and how farmers in the Western Lake Erie Basin (WLEB) are making changes to protect lake Erie, courtesy of the Erb Family Foundation. (Featured is Wayne, and son Pete Dinius, from Wayne Dinius Farm.)

View the video here: Farmer Led Conservation

Drainage Management Practices & Water Quality Video

Michigan Farm Bureau has uploaded a video to You Tube about a field day that took place on June 1, 2018 in Lenawee County. 

Determining how various drainage management practices affect water quality within the Western Lake Erie Basin is the goal of state-funded research. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) are teaming up with Michigan State University to investigate the effectiveness of controlled drainage at three Lenawee County Farms. Michigan is pumping one million dollars into the five year study. Results will be available at future Center for Excellence Field Days.

Ag Mediation Program

The USDA’s Certified State Agricultural Mediation Program, which includes the MAMP, was established by the Agricultural Credit Act of 1987 and has been reauthorized in subsequent farm bills. It provides mediation to resolve disputes between farmers and USDA agencies, lenders, and/or creditors. There is no cost to either disputing party and resolution rates are very high. To assure neutrality in mediating disputes between farmers and USDA agencies, the MAMP is administered by an independent not-for-profit organization in Lansing, Dispute Resolution Education Resources, Inc. The MAMP has offered services since 1997 and is one of 40 such programs across the country.  For more information visit the MAMP website:  http://agmediation.org

CISMA Facebook & Twitter Page Up

The Jackson, Lenawee and Washtenaw Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) are happy to announce that our facebook page and twitter feed are up and running. Please visit the links below to say hello, let us know about any invasive species concerns or questions you may have! In addition to addressing your questions and concerns, we will be posting regular updates, educational information about various invasive species and what you can do to minimize their spread to new areas. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact JLW CISMA coordinator Dr. Shikha Singh at (517) 395 - 2089 or via email at [email protected] We look forward to helping stop the spread of invasive species!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JLWCISMA/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/JLW_CISMA

Instagram:  @jlw_cisma

USDA-National Resources Conservation Service Wetland Reserve Easements

Find out more about assistance with restoring and establishing wetland easements in an informational guide by clicking here

USDA has financial and technical assistance to restore, protect and enhance wetlands.  Find out more about the Tri-State Western Lake Erie Basin Wetland Reserve Easement assistance by clicking here.

Invasive Species Program Launched

Visit the website below regarding the new "Eyes on the Forest" program being launched by Michigan State University to help inform residents about the risk and impact of invasive forest pests: