We've got you covered!
Please join us Thursday, January 30th from 5:30-8:00pm at the Eaton Area Senior Center for our annual meeting, "We've Got You Covered". See flyer below for additional details. RSVP to the office by Friday, January 24th at (517) 543-1512 x5. This is a free event, with dinner provided, but space is limited. Get your RSVP in today!
Currently, Eaton Conservation District has two board member positions open. Board members are elected at the District's Annual Meeting in January, and serve 4 year terms. However, these terms may range from 1 to 3 years. A 2-year term and a 4-year term position are available.
If you are interested in joining our board, please fill out a nominating petition and have it turned into our office no later than Monday, December 2nd. Please make sure you choose the correct petition that corresponds to the term you are looking to fill. Nominating petitions, along with a complete description of the positions and board member duties, can be found at the links below. Please feel free to contact our office if you have any questions, or email our Executive Director, Sue, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) On The Water (OTW) program has teamed up with the Eaton Conservation District, Charlotte Public Schools, City of Charlotte, and Well-Head Protection Team in beautifying your hometown river!
On Saturday, October 5th at 9 am volunteers will meet at Bennett Park Pavilion, we will then proceed to the worksite.
Lunch will be provided by MUCC at noon and volunteers will receive a reusable water bottle and stickers to take home at the end of the event! Personal protective gear(such as gloves), buckets, trash bags, sunscreen, bug spray, trash grabbers, and waders will be provided on a first come first serve basis. There will be a water station so please remember to bring your own reusable water bottle!
Please RSVP by September 27th. Call us at (517) 543-1512 x5 to reserve your spot!
The Science Adventure Camp is an opportunity available to students entering 4th-6th grades in the 2019-2020 school year. At this camp, students will get fired up about science! The camp is open to students throughout Eaton County.
When: Tuesday, June 25th-Friday, June 28th
Time: 9am-12:15pm (AM session) and 1-4:15pm (PM session)
Where: Bennett Park, 1305 South Cochran Avenue, Charlotte, MI 49913
Based on the number of reservations, we are hoping to offer both an AM and a PM session. Students will need to check in 15 minutes prior to the session start time to pick up name badges and learn the site for the day. The event will run rain or shine. There are pavillions and Camp Francis available in the event of inclement weather.
Topics include: geology, rocket science, ecology, biology, chemistry, and more! Cost for the full week is $15.
To register for Science Adventure Camp, please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/science-adventure-camp-2019-tickets-53646148073?err=29
Join Barry Conservation District, Eaton Conservation District and Eaton County Parks for a fun outdoor water festival at Crandell Park! There will be bank fishing, free kayak and canoe rentals, water safety education, stone skipping contest, water and nature education fair, games and activities, local food vendors and more!
Head over to https://www.facebook.com/events/1955820477870103/?active_tab=discussion for more information.
The best way to support native wildlife is with native grasses and wildflowers! The Eaton Conservation District is hosting this years event at Woldumar Nature Center, 5739 Old Lansing Rd, Lansing, MI 48917. Order online and pick up at Woldumar or purchase the day of the sale.
No place to plant natives where you live? No worries! You can purchase a plant or a few and with the help of a Woldumar staff member and you can help Woldumar's native habitat!
Pre-orders are due by May 24. To make an order and to see plant species available, please follow this link.
MAEAP Offering Free well water screening
The Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) Technician will be offering free well water screening for Eaton and Ingham county residents on private drinking water wells during tree sale pick-up on Friday, April 19th. The screening will be for nitrates/nitrites only.
When: 8am-6pm: Friday, April 19th
Where: Kardell Hall, Eaton County Fairgrounds: 1025 S. Cochran Ave. Charlotte, MI 48813
The Sample Information Sheet must be included with your water sample. The sample information sheet, along with sample collection instructions, can be found below. Please call Allie at the office at (517) 543-1512 x5 if you have any questions.
Join the Mid-Michigan Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area at an invasive species workshop for Eaton County citizens!
Please RSVP for this event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eaton-county-invasive-species-landowner-workshop-tickets-55351263118
The free workshop will be held at the Eaton Township Hall in Charlotte, MI on Thursday, May 30th, from 6:00-8:00 pm. Coffee and light refreshments will be available.
In this workshop, you will learn about some common invasive species in the area, what you can do to help manage them, and how to prevent them from invading your property and public lands. You'll also learn of upcoming conservation and invasive species stewardship events hosted by CISMA partners within Eaton County.
The Mid-Michigan CISMA will be hosting a landowner workshop in each of its counties- Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, and Ionia. Please view our Eventbrite events page to view and register for a workshop in your county.
If you have questions, please contact Erin Pavloski, Regional Invasive Species Coordinator of the Mid-Michigan CISMA, via email at email@example.com.
The Mid-Michigan CISMA is funded in part by the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program (www.michigan.gov/invasives)