Greater Lansing Regional Committee for Stormwater Management Report Now available
The Eaton Conservation District partners with the GLRC on many community and watershed efforts. They have just released their new annual report covering 2013 activies.
What is the Greater Lansing Regional Committee for Stormwater Management (GLRC)?
Polluted stormwater runoff is often transported to municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4) and ultimately discharged into local rivers and streams without treatment. The Environmental Protection Agency’s Stormwater Phase II
Rule establishes an MS4 stormwater management program that is intended to improve the nation’s waterways by reducing the quantity of pollutants that stormwater carries into storm sewer systems during storm events. The GLRC began meeting in 1998 and was formed under a Memorandum of Agreement in 2004. The GLRC has been established to guide the implementation of the MS4 program for the communities within three identified watersheds: the Grand, the Red Cedar and the Looking Glass River Watersheds.
Workshops to Help Your Land
March 19, 2014
Eaton Conservation District
Basement Conference Room
551 Courthouse Dr.
Charlotte, MI 48813
Do you have questions about wildlife issues? Do you want to learn how to create or enhance wildlife habitat on your property? Then join ECD for our Wildlife Habitat Workshop. Participants will learn about conservation programs,
wildlife management, and habitat improvement methods. Adam Bump with the Michigan DNR will present on the State of Wolves in Michigan. Local sportsman's groups will also be in attendance.
There is no charge to attend, but since space is limited, RSVPs are appreciated. Call the Eaton Conservation District at (517) 543-5848 ext.5 to sign up.
Backyard Orchardist Pruning Workshop
March 20, 2014
Country Mill Farms, LLC
4648 Otto Rd.
Charlotte, MI 48813
Cost: $8 per person
Many people are interested in having their very own fruit trees. The thought of having a convenient source of fresh fruit is very appealing. However, caring for a fruit tree when just starting out can be an intimidating prospect.
This is where ECD's Pruning Workshop can help. This workshop and on-site demonstration at the Country Mill will show how to correctly care for your trees to get the most out of your investment.
For more details and to RSVP, please call the Eaton Conservation District at 517-543-5848 ext.5.
Eaton Conservation District and Country Mill featured in Greening Mid-Michigan Video
The Eaton Conservation District and the Greening Mid‐Michigan team is pleased to provide a new DVD: Greening Mid‐Michigan: A Vision for Green Infrastructure! This 28–minute DVD highlights green infrastructure success stories‐ from the reuse of industrial sites into successful county parks‐ to our local farms and markets, watershed protection efforts, and finally, how we are promoting
active living for our residents through the promotion of our river, park and trail systems.
The video is available on www.youtube.com/user/GreeningMidMichigan On the GMM Youtube site, you can watch all four segments of the video related to agriculture, active lifestyles, stormwater protection and parks
developed from brownfields.
GMM hopes that with this video you will better understand and embrace sustainable “green infrastructure” efforts that are currently underway in Clinton, Eaton and Ingham Counties. We also hope that this video will inspire everyone to create new “green”success stories in the years to come.
The Eaton Conservation District and the Country Mill (MAEAP verified orchard) are featured prominently in the section “Mid-Michigan Farms & Markets: Healthy and Local”.
Our local PBS station, WKAR , based out of Michigan State University, will air this video. It will also be aired by PBS stations across Michigan in late April as a part of Earth Week.
WKAR HD Tue 2/25/14 10:30 pm and WKAR HD Tue 4/15/15, 11:30 pm
WGVU HD: 3/29 @ 15:00 and 4/27 @ 16:30
WDCQ Main Channel Sun 2/23/14 7:30pm
WCMU March 6 at 2 a.m. and Sunday, March 30 at 5 p.m.
If you have any questions or would like a presentation concerning Greening Mid‐Michigan, this video & our mission, please contact Harmony Gmazel, AICP, Senior Planner for the Tri‐County Regional Planning Commission at 517‐393‐0342 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greening Mid-Michigan’s Mission:
to keep urbanized areas viable,
to protect farmland, open space and rural quality of life,
to promote non-motorized connections between public amenities;
to promote the use of the Potential Conservation Areas Assessment in all areas of urban planning.
The Greening Mid-Michigan team:
The Clinton County Greenspace Commission, the Eaton Conservation District, the Eaton County Parks Department, the Ingham County Parks Department, the Ingham County Open Space and Farmland Preservation Board, the Greater Lansing Regional Committee for Stormwater Management, and the Heart of Michigan Trails Partnership.
Greening Mid –Michigan is funded in part by the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.