ICD Annual Dinner and Elections – Thursday January 17th
Allen Neighborhood Place – 1611 Kalamazoo, Lansing
5:30 pm- 8:30 pm
There will be a Board Business Meeting from 5:00 pm – 5:30 that is open to the public.
At 5:30 we will open elections and begin our evening of good food and conservation conversations. Dr. James Averill, Deputy Director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Acting State Veterinarian, will be our guest speaker for the evening. His topic will be Deer and Livestock Health Issues affecting Ingham County.
Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket and will be joining us for dinner and an opportunity to discuss many natural resource conservation topics relevant to Ingham County, including water quality, invasive species and environmental education. We will also be honoring our 2018 volunteers and presenting our Conservationist of the Year award.
A locally elected five member board of directors guides the District’s programs and activities. Every legal age resident of Ingham County is entitled to vote for the Directors who will oversee conservation efforts within our county. Peter Malinski was appointed in 2018 and will be on the ballot for a 4-year term that would begin in January 2019. ID is required to vote. Absentee ballots are available at the ICD office Mon-Thurs between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm beginning December 3rd.
Thank you to our Annual Meeting Sponsors!
Spring Tree Sale Going on Now!
Shake the winter blues by planning your spring plantings
Choose from a wide variety of native trees and plants to improve the value, appearance and habitat quality of your property. We also offer a unique and exciting variety of fruit trees, berries and even asparagus!
Place your order before February 4th to save 15% off most items!
The deadline for online and mail-in orders is March 25th.
Pick up your order at the Ingham Conservation District on either of the following dates:
Friday April 26th between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm
Saturday April 27th between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm
Orders can be placed online by clicking on the product images below, by phone at (517) 676-2290, or by downloading and mailing in a catalog along with payment.
Download Spring 2019 Catalog!
The following species will attract deer:
- Apple, crabapple, and pear trees
- Balsam fir
- Northern white-cedar
The following species provide food and/or habitat for game birds (turkey, grouse, pheasants):
- Fruit bearing shrubs – including highbush cranberry and winterberry
We offer the following apple species, which may be of interest for you to press:
- Ginger Gold
- Pink Lady
- Winter Banana
The following species attract pollinators, such as bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, etc.:
- Lilac, common
- Red Osier Dogwood
- Variety of fruit trees
For a great PDF informational resource on other pollinator trees and shrubs, click here.
The following species are recommended to replace certain invasive species after they have been removed, or to be planted to avoid the planting of invasive ornamentals:
- Red osier dogwood to replace invasive autumn olive and Russian olive
- Serviceberry to replace invasive bush honeysuckles, Amur honeysuckle, and callery pear
- Spicebush and nannyberry to replace invasive buckthorn
See “Landscape Alternatives for Invasive Plants of the Midwest” for a complete list of alternatives. See “Plan Before You Plant: Native Alternatives to Invasive Ornamentals” to learn what ornamental species are invasive and what native species you can plant instead.