What’s New at Ingham Conservation District

 Spring Tree Sale !

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We are no longer taking orders.

We would love to have your help preparing for our sale.  Please call if you would like to volunteer your time.

You can pick up your trees on:

Friday, April 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

or

Saturday, April 25 from 9:00 a.m. to noon

There is a limited supply of extra trees!  If you missed the order deadline, you're welcome to see what we have left during tree pick up.

 

First Mid Mitten Farmer to Farmer Gathering!

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April 12th

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Allen Market Place

See the Farm News page for more information and related links.

 

Tree Sale Volunteers Needed

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Join the ICD Board and staff as we bundle and wrap trees for our upcoming Spring Tree Sale.  The Spring sale is the ICD's most important fundraiser of the year, supporting our outreach activities, projects and programs.  We need your help to make this event a successful one.  Dress for the weather and bring a friend.  This is a friendly, casual and enjoyable way to volunteer and support natural resource conservation in Ingham County. All volunteers will receive a free tree seedling as a token of our appreication.  We anticipate most community volunteers will join us on the 15th, 18th and/or 19th, but you are welcome to join us on any date that fits your schedule. Please contact our office by phone or email to sign up.

Wednesday April 15th: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm AND 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Thursday April 16th: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Friday April 17th: 9:00 am – Noon

Saturday April 18th: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Sunday April 19th: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Monday April 20th: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Tuesday Apriil 21st: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

 

Join our Stream Team!

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We are seeking volunteers to join us on May 2nd to collect aquatic bugs from local rivers as part of our bi-annual Volunteer Stream Monitoring Program.  For more information and to register, please visit the Watershed Events page. 

 

Geocaching and Garlic Mustard 

Saturday May 9th

9:00 am 

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The ICD is pleased to now offer geocaching!  10 caches are hidden among the many habitats found on the ICD's beautiful 200 acre parcel.  

We are kicking off this new venture in conjuction with our annual Garlic Mustard Pull.

Join us at the ICD at 9:00 am.  

We will pull garlic mustard, an invasive plant that takes over valuable native habitat, until the geocache coordinates go live at 10:00 am.  

We recommend wearing long sleeves and long pants.  We will have work gloves available on a first come, first serve basis.  Please bring your own gloves if you can.  

All the garlic mustard we pull will be recorded in The Stewardship Network's database, which tracks removal of this invasive plant statwide.

Happy Hunting!

Eventbrite - Geocaching and Garlic Mustard

 

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

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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 

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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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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.

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