Thank You Stream Team!
We enjoyed beautiful weather as we sampled local waterways for aquatic macroinvertebrates as an assesment of stream health. The "bugs" we collected were identifed at Bug ID Night, Thursday May 7th, 6pm- 8pm with our partners at MSU. Watch for a report on stream health coming soon!
Geocaching and Garlic Mustard
Saturday May 9th
Thank you Geocachers and Awesome Volunteers who removed nearly 500 pounds of Garlic Mustard from valuable habitat at the Ingham Conservation District!
To access geocache coordinates for the ICD caches click here.
New Ingham Conservation Center Trail Map Available
Thanks to MichiganTrailMaps.com the Ingham Conservation District now has a wonderful new trailmap available, including pictures and descriptions of what you'll find here. Click here to view the map. Please see the information at the bottom of this page regarding use of the ICC trails. We look forward to seeing you!
2015 Green Space Trail Race
This years race will be held
Saturday October 10th
We're looking forward to a great year, including a new Half Marathon Route! The 2015 Race Application is available for download on the Green Space Race Page. Volunteers are always welcome and appreciated. Contact our office if you'd like to get involved.
Qualified Forest Program
The purpose of the Qualified Forest Program (QFP) is to encourage private forestland owners to manage their land in an economically viable and environmentally sustainable manner. Landowners who qualify for the program receive an exemption from school operating taxes and/or exemptions from the uncapping of the taxable value of the property in the event of a change in ownership. Landowners interested in enrolling in this program may apply to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD). If you are currently enrolled in the MDNR QFP you can transfer to the MDARD program. There is no fee to apply for a transfer, but some documents are necessary. Visit MDARD's QFP information page or contact our office at 517-676-2290. If you are interested in learning more about hiring a Consulting Forester, MSUE has an informational bulletin available. Our staff can assist you in determining if you qualify for the QFP or with questions on facilitating a program transfer.
Feel free to walk the Trails.
The North and South side of Dexter Trail are open for you to walk the property dawn to dusk each day. Please keep pets on a leash and keep children and pets close at hand while crossing the dam.
Please be aware that from October 1 – December 31 the property may be leased for hunting. Watch for "Hunting in Progress" signs posted near the north and south parking areas. Please be courteous to hunters, keeping in mind that peak hunting times are dawn and dusk, and always wear hunters orange. Thank you!
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