Landowner Forest Invasive Species Prevention Workshop, Mid-Michigan CISMA, St. Johns, MI
March 30th, 10:00 am-1:30 pm
April 8th, 5:15 pm -7:30 pm
Women in the Woods Walk & Invasive Species Workday
April 13th, Time TBD
April 26th – 27th
Rain Garden Workday, Russell Park, Leslie, MI
May 1st, Time TBD
Spring Stream Monitoring, Ingham Conservation District, Mason, MI
May 4th, 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Garlic Mustard Pull and Pizza Event, Ingham Conservation District, Mason, MI
May 22nd, 4:30-6:00 pm
Ingham County Invasive Species Landowner Workshop, Mid-Michigan CISMA, Mason, MI
May 22nd, 6:30-8:00 pm
Eaton County Invasive Species Landowner Workshop, Mid-Michigan CISMA, Charlotte, MI
May 30th, 6:00-8:00 pm
Ingham County Scrap Tire Collection Event, Ingham County Road Dept.
June 1st – Time TBD
Thank you to all that recycled tires and volunteered to help us with our 2018 Tire Collection Event! We collected well over 1,300 tires!
We will be holding another Collection on June 1, 2019 at the Ingham County Road Dept. Stay tuned for additional details!
Join our Stream Team! We have Fall and Spring collections, usually in October and May.
By volunteering, you will be trained to monitor water quality by collecting and identifying macroinvertebrates (insects) from sites within our local watersheds. This is a truly enjoyable event! Make it a family activity- youth aged 12 and up, accompanied by an adult, may participate as well.
Why collect macroinvertebrates? As different insects can tolerate varying levels of pollution, a diverse group of insects means that the stream can also support frogs, fish, and other wildlife. By knowing what streams are impaired, we can focus management activities to help restore our local water quality where it is needed.
The ICD organizes or participates in local river cleanups. Dates of any river cleanup events will be announced here.
Each year, the ICD has a Spring and Fall Tree Sale. Check out the Tree Sales page for online ordering. The Spring Sale offers evergreen and broadleaf trees, shrubs, fruit trees, berries, planting accessories and more. The sale period runs from early-January through late March/early April. The Fall Sale offers conifers and planting accessories, with orders taken from mid-July through early September. Your orders support our district, from its day-to-day operations to events we hold throughout the year. We greatly appreciate your orders and support!
THANK YOU to all our wonderful volunteers that helped to prepare trees for sale and to help with distribution! We couldn’t have done it without you.
Thank you to our local scouting groups Girl Scouts Troop #30225, Boy Scouts Troop #97, and Cub Scout Pack #265 for helping us plant HUNDREDS of native shrubs along the ICD trails on May 6th! We planted winterberry, buttonbush, tamarack, serviceberry, nannyberry, pussy willow, and red osier dogwood in places where invasive autumn olive had been previously removed. This is a great step in restoring our property with Michigan-native species! This project was made possible by grant funding from the Wildflower Association of Michigan. Look for the interpretive signage about the project on our trails. Thank you to all!
Looking to plant your own native garden? Check out this info from MSU Extension!
The ICD is currently working on developing and scheduling more events and activities for this year. Please check back regularly for updated information and dates. You can also like our Ingham Conservation District Facebook page to stay current on our events.
The ICD also hosts workshops and educational series throughout the year, as well as other conservation-related activities such as tire recycling. Watch for updates here.
Tire recycling on Saturday, June 23, 2018. We will need volunteers for this event! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to help. Learn more and RSVP to recycle your tires
Want to volunteer with ICD on a regular basis?
We have a wonderful group of volunteers that you are more than welcome to join! 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.
The ICD hosts Hunter Safety classes in partnership with the Ingham Chapter Pheasants Forever. These classes are offered free of charge. Field Days and full 2-day Traditional Courses are currently TBA for 2018. Check back for dates and registration information. Find more information on deer hunting at the ICD at the Hunting at ICD page.
When Dates are Released: Questions and Registration information must be submitted to PF here. Please include full name, age, contact number and date attending. Course end times may vary. Students under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.