On our resource page, you find the 2014 annual report of the Eaton Conservation District. We want to take this opportunity to celebrate and share with you our successes over 2014.
A few Highlights:
- Agriculture– We worked with 39 farmers to review their farm and look for potential risks to water quality. We look at how they store and manage manure, fertilizers, fuel, and pesticides. We provide recommendations that make sense for the farm business and the environment.
- Water quality protection- We took over 450 water samples to test for E.coli bacteria. This testing was completed in streams that flow into the Grand River.
- We hosted multiple landowner workshops to learn more about wolf hunting, native plants, farm emergency planning, and pruning fruit trees
- Education – we coordinated the statewide Arbor Day celebration, bringing in over 1200 students from the surrounding 5 counties. We also helped plan the Science Adventure camp at Bennett Park that gets kids outside and learning about soil, water, wildlife, and recycling.