What’s New at Ingham Conservation District

 Great Work Stream Team!

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With the help of over 20 volunteers and support from the Michigan Clean Water Corps the Ingham Conservation Stream Team monitored the health of 12 sites in the Red Cedar, Middle and Upper Grand River Watersheds.  Thank you to all who participated!  Stay tuned for a report on what we found. Our next event will be in Spring 2016 (late April or Early May).  We hope to see all our fall volunteers return and look forward to some new recruits joining in.  See you then!


2015 Green Space Trail Race


This years race will be held

Saturday October 10th  

New 5K Walk!

5K Run

10K Run

New Half- Marathon!

We're looking forward to a great year with new routes, new sponsors, more prizes, music and great food!  Don't miss out on the fun!  The 2015 Race Application is available for download on the Green Space Race Page or sign up online today.  Volunteers are always welcome and appreciated.  Contact our office if you'd like to get involved.


 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!


Michigan Green Schools

OHS green school

Attention Teachers, Parents and Students!

Is your school a leader in recycling, energy efficiency and environmental education?  Would you like it to be?  If you answered yes to either of these questions learn more about the Michigan Green Schools program.  If your school is involved in a minimum of 10 environmentally conscious activities throughout the school year, it could become a certified Michigan Green School.  Materials and help are available by visiting the Michigan Green Schools website or by contacting your County Coordinator (that's us!).   


Deer Hunting Leases Available


Lease the ICD property for your bow or firearm hunting this fall.  Visit our Hunting page to learn more.


Qualified Forest Program 

Red Pine

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.

To access geocache coordinates for ICD caches click here.

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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If you have questions, please use the "contact us" tab or call 517.676.2290.  Office hours are Monday-Thursday from 9 am-3 pm and Friday by appointment.