A little help from our friends at Ionia Conservation District
Ionia Conservation District will be hosting several Household Hazardous Waste Collection dates coming up. They will ALSO take pesticides/herbicides from any Michigan producer at these collection times. They ask that any producer with loads larger than 2 jugs call ahead of time. There will also likely be a clean sweep event (no household hazardous waste) for agricultural producers in August. Date and time to be announced. Please see below for a list of the currently scheduled collection times.
**Please Note, all collection times take place from 8:00am until Noon**
April 28, 2018
303 S. Jackson St.
May 5, 2018
Portland Fire Department
733 E. Grand River Ave.
May 19, 2018
Old Hospital Lot on M-44
408 W. State St.
September 22, 2018
303 S. Jackson St.
Free Wildlife and Pollinator Habitat Workshops for Landowners
We will be hosting our annual Wildlife Workshop on Tuesday, March 27 in the basement of our building at 551 Courthouse Drive, Charlotte.
This year's topic covers wildlife and pollinator habitats. Call the office at
(517) 543-1512 x5 to reserve your spot! See below for details.
Landowners looking to attract deer, songbirds, pheasants and pollinators like butterflies onto their property, while improving air, water and soil quality, are invited to attend one of several free workshops about the programs and tools available to help create quality wildlife habitat.
Michigan United Conservation Clubs – along with local conservation districts, Quality Deer Management Association branches, Pheasants Forever chapters, the National Wildlife Federation, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and many other partners – will hold a series of special habitat workshops around the Lower Peninsula this spring about how to plant, manage and fund grassland habitats on private land.
Grassland habitats provide significant value to wildlife and to Michigan citizens. They filter water, collect carbon to help clean the air and hold down soil to prevent erosion. They also provide homes and food for a variety of wildlife, including deer, songbirds, butterflies, turkeys, pheasants and insects like bees and butterflies that help pollinate important agricultural crops.
These workshops are hosted in part by the Michigan Pheasant Restoration Initiative Coalition. The Michigan Pheasant Restoration Initiative is a conservation initiative to restore and enhance Michigan pheasant habitat, populations and hunting opportunities on private and public lands via pheasant cooperatives. The initiative works by acquiring state and federal resources to assist landowners in the cooperatives to improve wildlife habitat on their properties and by improving habitat on selected state game areas, recreation areas or other public lands.