Eaton Conservation District would like to recognize Matt Griffith of Charlotte for his efforts in protecting Eaton county's natural resources, especially our water. Matt joined Charlotte Public Works in June 2006 and is currently Superintendent of Utilities.
He is a key figure in Charlotte's Science Adventure Camp held every summer since 2012. Matt has been instrumental in finding presenters, giving presentations himself, preparing the park set-up, purchasing supplies, and cooking lunch for volunteers. One hundred 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students participated in 2016 and what Matt does behind the scenes keeps this event running smoothly. You will also find Matt at the annual October 1st River Conservation Day river cleanup. For 12 years Matt has been a key player in making sure this very important event goes off without a hitch. Matt is also a crucial factor in the successful Canoe the K-Zoo event held the past three years in the Kalamazoo River watershed. Last year, more than 40 paddlers enjoyed themselves due to the organizational effort Matt puts into the registration, set-up, and food preparation.
As an active member of the Wellhead Protection Team, Matt co-manages the meetings, agendas, and grant application work necessary to keep the Wellhead Protection Plan updated in order to effectively protect and preserve our county's drinking water.
Above picture taken at the 2016 Charlotte River Conservation Day, Matt Griffith pictured left.