Eaton County District Conservationist Tim Redder was recently featured on the Michigan Out of Doors show explaining how the Wetlands Reserve Program works.
The interview shows an extensive restoration project, converting 600 acres back to functional wetlands. This is located in Eaton County, MI, including Delta, Oneida, Benton, and Windsor townships.
Click this link to watch the video on youtube.
The Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) is a voluntary program for the
restoration and protection of wetlands on private property. Technical and
financial assistance is provided in return for placing a conservation easement
on the property either permanently or for a period of 30 years. Financial
assistance is provided to landowners for restoration and enhancement practices
that are implemented on the WRP easement
Do you have a love for the land? Are you interested in influencing how natural resources in
EatonCounty are utilized? If so Eaton Conservation District wants you! Eaton Conservation District is looking for people to serve on its Board of Directors who share a commitment to natural resource issues. Individuals serving on the board enjoy a unique volunteer experience and gain an opportunity to make a positive contribution to our community. To be eligible you must be a resident of Eaton County over 18.
An ideal candidate for the board would have good organizational skills, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to be flexible. Eaton Conservation will consider individuals from all segments of the community and from every corner of Eaton County. An excellent background would be a person from business, education, journalism, grant
writing, fundraising, agriculture, natural resources, land use or any combination thereof.
A Conservation District is a local unit of state
government with the responsibility to carry out a program of natural resources
conservation and encourage wise land management.
Directors are locally elected public officials who are responsible for
operation and management of the Conservation District.
Duties and responsibilities
The board member election will take place at the Eaton Conservation District’s annual meeting held in January 2013. Nominating petitions need to be submitted with 5 resident signatures by November 28th at 4:30pm.
For more information contact the District Office at 517-543-5848 ext 5. E-mail inquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.