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 Welcome to Branch Conservation District

 

Upcoming Meetings / Projects


Michigan's Conservation Districts are "unique" local units of State Government, that utilize state, federal, and private sector resources to assist people with sustainable use and protection of the natural resources on their lands.
 
Conservation Districts continually scan the needs of their local communities, work with other conservation minded partners to set local priorities, and develop action plans to solve natural resources problems. The delivery of these efforts by Conservation Districts allows citizens to manage their private lands for a cleaner, healthier Michigan.
 
The Branch County Conservation District is governed by a locally elected, five-member Board of Directors. The Directors make decisions regarding the District's programs and activities and hire qualified staff. The staff provide information, technical assistance, workshops, public education, cost-share opportunities, as well as affordable trees / shrubs to enhance wildlife and reforestation.
 
Since it was organized in 1948, the Branch County Conservation District has provided for the care, use, and conservation of our county's natural resources by creating an awareness of conservation issues and by being the leader in providing innovative assistance. Wildlife habitat development, reforestation projects, surface and groundwater protection and environmental education are all a part of our effort to ensure that landowners preserve their piece of Michigan for their children and future generations.

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Our Summer Farm Field Day
is coming!


Wednesday, August 26th
5:30PM to 9:00PM
 
Benne Farm
70811 Lakeview Ave
Sturgis, MI 49091

Program topics include:

        Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program
        Chemical Spill Cleanup Demonstration
        Rain Simulator on various Crops & Soil Types
        Agricultural Drone Demonstration   
        Pest Updates
        Nutrient Management for a Wet Year

 
*MAEAP Phase I Credit 
&
 *3 RUP Credits
Available


For More Information Call:
St. Joseph Conservation District
269-467-6336 ext 5
Or
Branch Conservation District
517-278-2725 ext 5 

 
Brought to You By: Benne Farm, Branch and Saint Joseph Conservation Districts, Michigan Farm Bureau, MSU Extension,Crop Production Services,Michigan Dept. of Agriculture and Rural Development, MAEAP, and the
UDSA-Natural Resource Conservation Service

 
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New Things are happening with HAP!

(Hunting Access Program)

*New properties may now be enrolled. 
*Additional financial assistance for habitat improvement are available.


For more information, see the press release

under the
guidance documents drop down 

or give Branch Conservation District a call.





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Swan Creek
Migratory Waterfowl Restoration Project
 
 

In partnership with U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service
the
Branch Conservation District is offering the
opportunity to create restorations on land within the
Swan Creek Watershed. 
Tree plantings, waterfowl
wetlands, warm season grass plantings, exclusion
fencing, and more are included as possible projects.
 
  
Additional funds have been added to this project 
through 2016.
 
So you say you don't live in this Watershed?
 
Please contact us anyway.  This project is
scheduled  to expand into additional
Branch County areas.
 

We still might be able to help.

 


 
Great Program coming
See What's Happening in with our Indiana Soil and Water Partners

August 19Th, 2015 !

Click here for the details:

ConservationCropping

Regular Monthly
District Board Meeting

7 PM
September 8th, 2015 at the distirct offices: 387 N. Willowbrook Rd., Ste. F
Coldwater, MI 49036


8/25/2015 - Public Notice:
The proposed budget of the Branch County Conservation District for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2015 will be presented to the District Board for final approval at our regular meeting to be held at 7:00 p.m. on September 8, 2015 in the district offices. The Public is invited to comment on the proposed budget at this time. Copies of the proposed budget are available at the District office located at 387 N. Willowbrook Rd. Coldwater, MI 49036.

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Branch Conservation District
Farm Field Day Tommorrow !
August 26th

Bene Farms 
70811 Lakeview Ave. Sturgis Michigan

Free Dinner beginning at
5:30 pm
with demonstrations and workshops to follow at 6PM

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 Meet Tyler Tankersley

Farm Bill Biologist
             for
Branch Conservation
          and the
Upper & Headwaters   
      region of the

Saint Joseph River 
        Watershed.


Stop in and say hello!
 

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2014 FREE WELL WATER SCREENINGS FOR Nitrates & Nitrites

At Branch Conservation District


Monday, September 7th
thru Wednesday September 9th 2015
from
8:00am to 4:30pm
at the USDA Service Center
387 N Willowbrook Rd, Coldwater, MI.


Contact District staff for instruction or more information

Phone: (517) 278-2725 Ext 5

or email Mike or Kathy at:


Kathy.worst@mi.nacdnet.net

Michael.Censke@mi.nacdnet.net

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For more information on any district projects or programs contact:


Kathy worst or any staff member 

at

Branch Conservation District
387 N. willowbrook Rd.
Suite F
Coldwater, MI 49036

(517) 278-2725 Ext. 5

kathy.worst@mi.nacdnet.net



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No-Till Drill & Prescribed Burn Assistance
 
Sign-ups are now open for the
will open soon for the 2015 Summer/Fall Season.
 

Please see programs and services for our drop down and the district agreement or see
our Drop Down under
 
Resources / Printable Forms
 
or

Call us for more information.

517 278-2725 Ext. 5


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Branch Conservation District

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