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Wednesday January 15th
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
1825 N Grand River Ave, Lansing
Join the ICD for dinner as we look back at a year of conservation in Ingham County and share the good work we hope to achieve in 2020.
We will have a wonderful presentation by our own local conservation expert Jim Hewitt who is active in local environmental organizations such as Michigan Nature Association, Michigan Audubon, and Stewardship Network. Much of his work with these groups involves increasing biodiversity in sanctuaries and other natural areas through the removal of invasive plants and the planting of native flowers, grasses, shrubs, and trees. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Botanical Club.
There will be a silent auction, awards and plenty of time to socialize with friends and neighbors who care about the conservation of our water, land, air and wildlife resources. Tickets are $10.00 and include dinner. A cash bar will also be available.
We will be holding our annual election at this event. Residents of Ingham County who are 18yrs or older are able to vote. ID is required. Absentee ballots will be available at the ICD office Mon-Thurs from 9am – 3pm beginning December 3, 2019 or by contacting our office.
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Thank you to all that recycled tires and volunteered to help us with our 2019 Tire Collection Event! We collected nearly 3,000 tires! A new record!
Thank you to the Ingham County Road Department for providing a location for our collection and for all their assistance. And a huge thank you to all the volunteers that collected and stacked tires!
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.
The ICD relies on amazing volunteers to help with a variety of conservation activities throughout the year. Watch our Events page, Facebook page and e-newsletter for opportunities to get involved or contact our office and we’ll be happy to match you up with an activity you’re passionate about. Here are some examples of activities that depend on the help of ICD Volunteers:
- Stream Monitoring
- River Cleanups
- Tire Collections
- Invasive Species Surveys
- Invasive Species Removal
- Native Tree and Shrub Planting
- Rain Garden Maintenance
- Trail Development & Maintenance
- Monitoring songbird and duck houses
- Maintaining Geocache Boxes
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, including property and trail maintenance, wood splitting and occasional vehicle and building repairs. Please contact the office if you are interested.
The ICD occasionally hosts Hunter Safety classes in partnership with the Ingham Chapter Pheasants Forever. Field Days and full 2-day Traditional Courses are offered free of charge. 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.
Find information on deer hunting at the ICD at the Hunting at ICD page.