Volunteer or attend our events! We would love to have you join us. Find events related to different conservation efforts in the tabs below.

ICD Annual Meeting

Wednesday, January 18th, 6-8 pm at Bestsellers in Mason. Join us for a night of ICD updates, a meal catered by The Vault, presentation by fine art photographer Jane Kramer, silent auction and door prizes.

ICD Annual Meeting & Director Elections– Wednesday, January 18th, 6:00-8:00 pm at Bestsellers in Mason.

Join friends and neighbors for an evening of good food and the latest news on natural resource conservation in Ingham County.  We are pleased to welcome Jane Kramer as our guest speaker.  Ms. Kramer is a local fine art photographer whose most recent exhibition “Foreshadowing- Endangered and Threatened Plant Species” is helping to raise awareness of the impact of invasive species. Tickets are $10 per person and includes a catered meal from the Vault. There will also be a cash bar, silent auction and door prizes.  We will also be holding our annual board election.  If you are unable to make the event, but would like to cast your vote, absentee ballots are available at the ICD office beginning December 5th.  Voters must be Ingham County residents and present 1 piece of ID.  Purchase your ticket today!

The ICD also hosts workshops and educational series throughout the year, as well as other conservation-related activities such as tire recycling. Watch for new events here.

Want to volunteer with ICD on a regular basis?

If you would like to volunteer at the Conservation District, volunteers come on Mondays from 9 am-Noon to take on a variety of projects. Feel free to contact the office if you are interested.  We use volunteers for light physical work, maintaining the property and intellectual involvement. We also utilize volunteers to help with landowner clinics and hunter education/training classes. If you would like to stick your toe in the water before you jump in, take a walk on the property and see what there is to work with and formulate ideas to share with us.

Each year, the ICD has a Spring and Fall Tree Sale. Check out the Tree Sales page (Coming Soon) to view the catalog and for online ordering. This is also a great opportunity to order some trees to plant around Earth Day. Thank you for your support!

Spring Sale Dates: Sales will begin early-mid January and we will accept orders through Monday, April 3rd.

Spring Pickup Date: April, TBA

Volunteers may also be needed for tree wrapping. Watch this tab for new information.

Upcoming Events:

MM-CISMA outreach booth at Lansing Boat Show, January 13-15, 2017. Stop by and learn about aquatic invasive species!

Garlic Mustard Pull and Pizza Night at ICD, Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 – 4:30-6:30 pm. Please RSVP to erin.jarvie@macd.org or call our ICD office at (517) 676-2290.

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This invasive plant spreads rapidly, but is easy to hand-pull. A perfect volunteer opportunity for Scouts, students, and anyone interested in local conservation. After the pull, stay for pizza!

*If pulling garlic mustard at home, always bag it and dispose of it in your regular trash. Do not compost invasive plants.

Clean Boats, Clean Waters Training, Spring 2017

At this training, you will first be taught how to inspect boats and educate boaters, then how to teach adult and youth teams how to educate boaters about where they are most likely to find invasive species on their recreational watercraft and how to demonstrate that to others. This is a great training for community groups of all types looking to become involved in invasive species education and outreach- fishing clubs, paddling clubs, Friends of river groups, Parks and Recreation staff, students interested in environmental work, and more! More information about CBCW at www.micbcw.org. Please contact erin.jarvie@macd.org if you are interested in participating.

Upcoming Events:

Stream Team

By volunteering, you will be trained to monitor water quality by collecting and identifying insects from sites within local watersheds. There are Spring and Fall collection events, usually in May and October, so watch for announcements of those dates.

Collection events are followed by a Bug ID Night to identify what we collect. Dates TBA!

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River Cleanups                                                                                                                                                                                  

The ICD organizes or participates in local river cleanups. Dates of any river cleanup events will be announced here.

The ICD hosts Hunter Safety classes each year in partnership with Pheasants Forever. These classes are offered free of charge. Dates and registration are available at the Ingham Chapter Pheasants Forever events page. Find more information on deer hunting at the ICD at the Hunting at ICD page.

 

Like the Ingham Conservation District page on Facebook to keep updated on events.

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