The 2014 annual meeting was a great success! We had a great meal, presented conservation awards, re-elected 2 board members, provided program updates, and saw the debut of the Greening Mid-Michigan Agriculture Video. Door Prizes and Silent auction made possible by many local businesses.
The Michigan Arbor Day Alliance and the Eaton Conservation District are announcing the launch of the 2014 Go Green Youth Challenge Writing Contest and Coin Collection program. This is a fundraiser program to plant trees in Michigan. PreK-12 students are challenged to collect coins between January 13th and March 31st, 2014. The team that collects the most wins a tree planting for their community/school and an invite to the State Arbor Day Celebration in Lansing in April.
A popular component of this program is the Creative Writing Contest. This is for K-12 students and runs alongside the coin collection program. We are urging Michigan's youth to express their creativity and use their imagination to tell us what it would be like “If Trees Could Talk?" For more information, visit www.miarbordayalliance.com Entries have to be postmarked by March 3, 2014. All types of creative writing will be accepted (Stories, poems, essays, etc).
Eaton Conservation District ANNUAL MEETING
The Board of Directors of the Eaton Conservation District cordially invite you to attend our Annual Meeting and Luncheon.
January 23rd, 2014 at noon.
Charlotte Senior Center
804 S Cochran Ave Charlotte, MI
Highlights of the Annual Meeting:
· Promoting Greening and regional Agriculture
· Conservation Programs
· Business Meeting and Election
· Conservation Awards
· Silent Auction and Door Prizes
TICKETS are $12.00
Please RSVP by January 13th, 2014.
(517) 543-5848 x 5
You don’t have to be a professional photographer to take an awesome picture. Entries in Eaton Conservation District’s 18th annual photo contest are proof positive! The contest was open to anyone who does not take pictures for profit as long as the picture was taken in beautiful Eaton County. Photos entered in the contest were divided into four categories. This year’s categories included: plants and landscapes, wildlife, people enjoying nature, and agriculture. Participants were able to enter one photograph per category, a wide variety of photos were submitted by an equally diverse contestant pool.
Gary Mankey of Lansing came away as grand prize winner in this year’s contest with his picture of a frog in a leather boot. Submitted photos may be displayed on the District’s website, used in promotional brochures and fliers or displayed at District events.
Winners were as follows:
Plants and Landscapes
People Enjoying Nature
Rachel Drury, Rod Weaver, Rachel Beland, Beverly Davids
Thanks to everyone who entered the 18th annual photo contest. It’s not too early to begin snapping photos for next year’s contest. We appreciate your participation in the photo contest and are looking forward to seeing future photos taken in our County.