Shiawassee Conservation District

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Operating as usual

We enjoyed the opportunity to teach the students at Perry Middle School about water conservation and protecting our natu...
11/26/2021

We enjoyed the opportunity to teach the students at Perry Middle School about water conservation and protecting our natural resources🌎. Our watershed and groundwater flow models give us the chance to teach students about building smart habits that will last a lifetime. If you are interested in having us do outreach programs at your school, give us a call!

11/24/2021

Did someone say pie?! Bee thankful this holiday season for our pollinators. These pies wouldn't bee possible without them. 🐝🥧
Want to add pollinator habitat to your property? Give us a call - we can help!
Happy Thanksgiving!

It was great to see all the conservation on the land while out certifying cover crops this week🌱🍂. If you are interested...
11/06/2021

It was great to see all the conservation on the land while out certifying cover crops this week🌱🍂. If you are interested in incorporating cover crops into your management practices, contact our office. The District has additional funds available for those in the Looking Glass River watershed looking to implement this practice. The field below had wheat flown on in early September.

This project is funded by EGLE under the NPS Control Fund and Section 319 of the federal CWA.

It was great to see all the conservation on the land while out certifying cover crops this week🌱🍂. If you are interested in incorporating cover crops into your management practices, contact our office. The District has additional funds available for those in the Looking Glass River watershed looking to implement this practice. The field below had wheat flown on in early September.

This project is funded by EGLE under the NPS Control Fund and Section 319 of the federal CWA.

We look forward to providing technical assistance to Shiawassee County residents! 💚💚💚#conservationplanning #shiawasseeco...
11/05/2021
MDARD awards $9.7 million to 75 Michigan Conservation Districts

We look forward to providing technical assistance to Shiawassee County residents! 💚💚💚

#conservationplanning #shiawasseeconservationdistrict

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development's (MDARD) Environmental Stewardship Division awarded 169 grants totaling an estimated $9.7 million to 75 Michigan...

We sure did enjoy a beautiful morning in the woods yesterday. Who else loves autumn as much as we do?#forestmanagement #...
10/27/2021

We sure did enjoy a beautiful morning in the woods yesterday. Who else loves autumn as much as we do?

#forestmanagement #conservationplanning #shiawasseeconservationdistrict

Cover crops benefit both the environment 🌎 and the farms bottom line. 💲 An important part of growing cover crops is givi...
10/21/2021

Cover crops benefit both the environment 🌎 and the farms bottom line. 💲 An important part of growing cover crops is giving them time to grow in the fall, and you can get that needed time by planting before the standing crops are harvested. You can seed by air!
These photos of a soybean field ready for harvest were taken on October 10, 2021. A mix of rye and wheat (notice it growing between the soybean rows) was seeded using an airplane on September 10, 2021. After the soybeans are harvested, the wheat and rye will remain in the soil to work their environmental magic.
Contact us to learn more about cover crops!

#covercrops #aerialseeding #soilhealth #preventerosion #suppressweeds #supplynutrients #healthysoilhealthyfarm
#shiawasseeconservationdistrict

We are excited to announce that the 2021 Shiawassee County Plat Books are now available! Our office is closed to visitor...
10/19/2021

We are excited to announce that the 2021 Shiawassee County Plat Books are now available!
Our office is closed to visitors, so please contact us at (989) 723-8263 x3 to place an order for pick up. Plat books are $37.50 plus tax, and can be mailed with an additional fee for postage.

We are excited to announce that the 2021 Shiawassee County Plat Books are now available!
Our office is closed to visitors, so please contact us at (989) 723-8263 x3 to place an order for pick up. Plat books are $37.50 plus tax, and can be mailed with an additional fee for postage.

We have a new logo but the same mission to help conserve the natural resources of Shiawassee County and Michigan! Want t...
10/18/2021

We have a new logo but the same mission to help conserve the natural resources of Shiawassee County and Michigan!
Want to learn more? Check out our website at www.shiawasseeccd.org or call us at (989) 723-8263 ext 3.

We have a new logo but the same mission to help conserve the natural resources of Shiawassee County and Michigan!
Want to learn more? Check out our website at www.shiawasseeccd.org or call us at (989) 723-8263 ext 3.

Can you identify this plant? Let’s review what we know from this photo...  1.This photo was taken at a forest edge late ...
10/03/2021

Can you identify this plant?

Let’s review what we know from this photo... 1.This photo was taken at a forest edge late September in Shiawassee County; 2.There is a fringed stipule at the base of the leaf stem; 3.The leaflets are oval and toothed; 4.The leaves are alternate; 5.It has curved thorns.

Look in the comments for the answer!

Can you identify this plant?

Let’s review what we know from this photo... 1.This photo was taken at a forest edge late September in Shiawassee County; 2.There is a fringed stipule at the base of the leaf stem; 3.The leaflets are oval and toothed; 4.The leaves are alternate; 5.It has curved thorns.

Look in the comments for the answer!

Sharpen your invasive plant identification skills!Common buckthorn are small invasive trees or woody shrubs that can be ...
09/30/2021
Buckthorn: Accurate Identification

Sharpen your invasive plant identification skills!

Common buckthorn are small invasive trees or woody shrubs that can be found throughout our county. Learn more here. http://shiawasseeccd.org/the-invasive-common-buckthorn/
Check out this video comparing common buckthorn and glossy buckthorn.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbYLwfTCYjY

Learn the distinguishing characteristics to help you accurately identify the invasive common (Rhamnus cathartica) and glossy buckthorn (Frangula alnus) shrubs.

Fall harvest is a busy time. This Farm Safety and Health Week, let us help you be prepared and stay safe! The Shiawassee...
09/24/2021

Fall harvest is a busy time. This Farm Safety and Health Week, let us help you be prepared and stay safe!

The Shiawassee Conservation District offers FREE Site Assessments and Farm Emergency Planning. Contact us today!
#nationalfarmsafetyandhealthweek #maeap

Fall harvest is a busy time. This Farm Safety and Health Week, let us help you be prepared and stay safe!

The Shiawassee Conservation District offers FREE Site Assessments and Farm Emergency Planning. Contact us today!
#nationalfarmsafetyandhealthweek #maeap

Thinking about your farming operations for next spring? No-till not only saves you time and money, but it can also save ...
09/23/2021

Thinking about your farming operations for next spring? No-till not only saves you time and money, but it can also save our environment by preventing soil erosion and water pollution. Interested in learning more? Give us a call today. #Savewater

This information is part of a larger project funded by EGLE under the NPS Control Fund and Section 319 of the federal CWA.

Thinking about your farming operations for next spring? No-till not only saves you time and money, but it can also save our environment by preventing soil erosion and water pollution. Interested in learning more? Give us a call today. #Savewater

This information is part of a larger project funded by EGLE under the NPS Control Fund and Section 319 of the federal CWA.

It’s never too early to start planning ahead. If you live in the shaded area and are interested in any of the conservati...
09/20/2021

It’s never too early to start planning ahead. If you live in the shaded area and are interested in any of the conservation practices listed below, give us a call!

It’s never too early to start planning ahead. If you live in the shaded area and are interested in any of the conservation practices listed below, give us a call!

Be on the lookout for the invasive spotted lanternfly!
09/16/2021

Be on the lookout for the invasive spotted lanternfly!

Be on the lookout for spotted lanternfly, an invasive insect with the potential to seriously impact Michigan’s agriculture and natural resources. This insect could damage or kill more than 70 varieties of crops and plants including grapes, apples, hops, and hardwood trees. Although undetected in Michigan to date, spotted lanternfly is rapidly spreading across northeastern states.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/3Ew9Li7

Have you noticed these on the leaves of your oak trees? They are called galls and are formed by the leaves' reaction to ...
07/26/2021

Have you noticed these on the leaves of your oak trees? They are called galls and are formed by the leaves' reaction to bites from tiny wasps. Galls can come in all shapes and sizes and rarely cause significant damage to the tree.

Have you noticed these on the leaves of your oak trees? They are called galls and are formed by the leaves' reaction to bites from tiny wasps. Galls can come in all shapes and sizes and rarely cause significant damage to the tree.

Today marks the 84th anniversary of Michigan’s first Soil Conservation District law, establishing Conservation Districts...
07/17/2021
The Dust Bowl: Lessons Learned in Soil Conservation – Shiawassee Conservation District

Today marks the 84th anniversary of Michigan’s first Soil Conservation District law, establishing Conservation Districts. It was enacted as a response the Dust Bowl and extreme drought across the county.
Follow this link to read “The Dust Bowl: Lessons Learned in Soil Conservation”
http://shiawasseeccd.org/the-dust-bowl-lessons-learned-in-soil-conservation/

The Dust Bowl: Lessons Learned in Soil Conservation August 9, 2018July 12, 2019 Donna Kanan History “Houses were shut tight, and cloth wedged around doors and windows, but the dust came in so thinly that it could not be seen in the air, and it settled like pollen on the chairs and tables, on the d...

Shiawassee County is divided into 4 major watersheds. Check the link to find which one you live in: https://shiawasseecc...
07/11/2021

Shiawassee County is divided into 4 major watersheds. Check the link to find which one you live in: https://shiawasseeccd.org/essential_grid/watershed-management/
If you own cropland in the Looking Glass River watershed there may be financial and technical assistance available for you to implement conservation practices. Contact us for information!

This project is funded by EGLE under the NPS Control Fund and Section 319 of the federal CWA.

Shiawassee County is divided into 4 major watersheds. Check the link to find which one you live in: https://shiawasseeccd.org/essential_grid/watershed-management/
If you own cropland in the Looking Glass River watershed there may be financial and technical assistance available for you to implement conservation practices. Contact us for information!

This project is funded by EGLE under the NPS Control Fund and Section 319 of the federal CWA.

We were out with the mosquitoes checking on conservation practices this week. This filter strip is planted to orchardgra...
07/08/2021

We were out with the mosquitoes checking on conservation practices this week. This filter strip is planted to orchardgrass, timothy and clover. For nearly 10 years the landowner has maintained this cool season filter strip to protect water quality and provide wildlife habitat.

#ConservationPlanning #Protectwater

We were out with the mosquitoes checking on conservation practices this week. This filter strip is planted to orchardgrass, timothy and clover. For nearly 10 years the landowner has maintained this cool season filter strip to protect water quality and provide wildlife habitat.

#ConservationPlanning #Protectwater

Plant cover crops to keep your soil in place and keep our rivers and streams clean #protectwater This project is funded ...
06/28/2021

Plant cover crops to keep your soil in place and keep our rivers and streams clean #protectwater

This project is funded by EGLE under the NPS Control Fund and Section 319 of the federal CWA.

Plant cover crops to keep your soil in place and keep our rivers and streams clean #protectwater

This project is funded by EGLE under the NPS Control Fund and Section 319 of the federal CWA.

It is National Pollinator Week, a time to recognize how important pollinators are for us and learn how we can protect th...
06/25/2021
Pollinators In Your Backyard – Shiawassee Conservation District

It is National Pollinator Week, a time to recognize how important pollinators are for us and learn how we can protect them. Planting a pollinator a garden can be a fun and rewarding way to help pollinators in our own backyards!
#PollinatorWeek #backyardconservation #nativeplants

http://shiawasseeccd.org/pollinators-in-your-backyard/

Pollinators In Your Backyard June 24, 2021June 24, 2021 Donna Kanan Backyard Conservation, Native Plants, Pollinators It is National Pollinator Week – a time to recognize the hard work that pollinators do for us and learn how we can protect them. Pollinators play a vital role in producing more tha...

What do dill, chives, parsley, bee balm, oregano, rosemary, fennel, lavender, sage, thyme, and basil have in common?  Th...
06/23/2021

What do dill, chives, parsley, bee balm, oregano, rosemary, fennel, lavender, sage, thyme, and basil have in common? They can nourish both us and pollinators!

Although many people remove the flowering portion of herbs to allow them to continue to grow, consider leaving blossoms for passing pollinators. Grow one plant for you and one for them!

#PollinatorWeek #HerbsForPollinators

What do dill, chives, parsley, bee balm, oregano, rosemary, fennel, lavender, sage, thyme, and basil have in common? They can nourish both us and pollinators!

Although many people remove the flowering portion of herbs to allow them to continue to grow, consider leaving blossoms for passing pollinators. Grow one plant for you and one for them!

#PollinatorWeek #HerbsForPollinators

Have you noticed purple and white flowers along the roadside? They may be the invasive dames rocket. Follow this link fo...
06/11/2021

Have you noticed purple and white flowers along the roadside? They may be the invasive dames rocket. Follow this link for more information. http://shiawasseeccd.org/dont-be-fooled-by-dames-rocket/

#invasiveplants #invasivespecies #ShiawasseeConservationDistrict

Have you noticed purple and white flowers along the roadside? They may be the invasive dames rocket. Follow this link for more information. http://shiawasseeccd.org/dont-be-fooled-by-dames-rocket/

#invasiveplants #invasivespecies #ShiawasseeConservationDistrict

Agricultural producers can receive technical and financial assistance to incorporate conservation into their operation. ...
05/29/2021

Agricultural producers can receive technical and financial assistance to incorporate conservation into their operation. A special Shiawassee Conservation District program is available to those in the Looking Glass River Watershed to adopt conservation practices. For more information on the program, contact us today!

This project has been funded by Michigan’s EGLE under the Clean Michigan Initiative NPS Control Fund and Section 319 of the federal Clean Water Act.

Agricultural producers can receive technical and financial assistance to incorporate conservation into their operation. A special Shiawassee Conservation District program is available to those in the Looking Glass River Watershed to adopt conservation practices. For more information on the program, contact us today!

This project has been funded by Michigan’s EGLE under the Clean Michigan Initiative NPS Control Fund and Section 319 of the federal Clean Water Act.

Have you noticed any ponding over your septic drainfield, slower drains, or odors this spring? If you live in the Maple ...
05/03/2021

Have you noticed any ponding over your septic drainfield, slower drains, or odors this spring? If you live in the Maple River Watershed and notice any of these signs, we may be able to help!

This information is part of a larger effort by SCD to address nonpoint source pollution in the Maple River Watershed. Funding for this program comes from a grant through Michigan’s EGLE NPS Program by the U.S. EPA.

Have you noticed any ponding over your septic drainfield, slower drains, or odors this spring? If you live in the Maple River Watershed and notice any of these signs, we may be able to help!

This information is part of a larger effort by SCD to address nonpoint source pollution in the Maple River Watershed. Funding for this program comes from a grant through Michigan’s EGLE NPS Program by the U.S. EPA.

Trees give us so much! Can you find 10 things we have because of trees in the word search? Find the words in the comment...
04/28/2021

Trees give us so much! Can you find 10 things we have because of trees in the word search? Find the words in the comments, plus some fun facts!
Remember-each of us has the power to improve our natural resources!
#HealthyForestsHealtyCommunities #NACDStewardshipWeek

Trees give us so much! Can you find 10 things we have because of trees in the word search? Find the words in the comments, plus some fun facts!
Remember-each of us has the power to improve our natural resources!
#HealthyForestsHealtyCommunities #NACDStewardshipWeek

Happy Earth Day! 🌲🌎We get to celebrate with everyone who are picking up their tree sale orders. There will be lots of tr...
04/22/2021

Happy Earth Day! 🌲🌎
We get to celebrate with everyone who are picking up their tree sale orders. There will be lots of trees and shrubs planted through this weekend!

Happy Earth Day! 🌲🌎
We get to celebrate with everyone who are picking up their tree sale orders. There will be lots of trees and shrubs planted through this weekend!

Spring Tree Sale UpdateThere are a couple big changes this year regarding our tree sale pickup days. 1.There will be no ...
04/20/2021

Spring Tree Sale Update

There are a couple big changes this year regarding our tree sale pickup days. 1.There will be no extra trees or shrubs for sale at the fairgrounds this year. Due to the high demand for trees we were unable to secure because the nursery supplies were depleted. 2. We are offering curb-side pickup. Just park in one of the designated areas, honk your horn and we will come to your car to help you. 3. You still have the option of coming up to the barn to pick your order up, we ask that you wear a mask.

Pick-up days and times:
Thursday, April 22 from 9 am – 7 pm
Friday, April 23 from 9 am – 4 pm

Shiawassee County Fairgrounds, Draft Horse Barn
2900 E. Hibbard Road
Corunna, MI 48817

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at our sale this year!

Spring Tree Sale Update

There are a couple big changes this year regarding our tree sale pickup days. 1.There will be no extra trees or shrubs for sale at the fairgrounds this year. Due to the high demand for trees we were unable to secure because the nursery supplies were depleted. 2. We are offering curb-side pickup. Just park in one of the designated areas, honk your horn and we will come to your car to help you. 3. You still have the option of coming up to the barn to pick your order up, we ask that you wear a mask.

Pick-up days and times:
Thursday, April 22 from 9 am – 7 pm
Friday, April 23 from 9 am – 4 pm

Shiawassee County Fairgrounds, Draft Horse Barn
2900 E. Hibbard Road
Corunna, MI 48817

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at our sale this year!

Address

1900 S Morrice Rd
Owosso, MI
48867

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
Friday 8am - 4:30pm

Telephone

+19897238263

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Even down here in Texas, they have an invasive honeysuckle problem!
I've got milkweed seed pods to share. Any takers? I can deliver locally.
Good Morning. Is our Shiawassee County planning any Pollinator Habitat designation programs? If so who is leading the charge? Thank you.
When is the tree sale, and when can we get catalogs to order?
looking forward to 2018 spring tree sale. I was looking back on the 2017 list and I don't see common hazel. Could you please offer hazel seedlings in 2018?