Manistee Conservation District will strive to:
- Promote good stewardship of Manistee County and the State of Michigan
- Protect the natural resources , wildlife and scenic beauty of our area
- Implement and promote programs such as Household Hazardous Waste collection, recycling and protection of our groundwater.
We are your link to current Manistee County
Natural Resources happenings...for upcoming events and other items of interest...Click here for more
Because of "Winter's Icy Grip", we are rescheduling our tree pick up date to the 26th and 27th of April, same location, same time. We would like to Thank all of the participants in our Spring Tree Sale. With your help it was very successful, thanks again.
As of this date 5/16/2013 we still have two Elm trees for sale. We have them at our office. The price for each is $54.00 plus tax $3.24 for a total of $57.24 each.
Remember when our streets were shaded by stately Elms? The "Princton" Elm is a disease resistant true American Elm tree and examples have lived to be over 150 years old, so be a part of replanting our heritage and plant an Elm. Visit our 2013 Spring Tree catalog and order your "Princeton" Elm. There are more streets in America named Elm Street than there are named Main Street.
* After Millions of Native North American Elms have died, the Princeton American Elm lives on, Dutch Elm Disease Resistant.
* Choosen for Its Landscape Characteristics--not just Dutch Elm Disease Resistance.
* Upright Vase Shape, Arching Overhead Canopy
* Butter Yellow Fall Color
* Salt, Wind, Ice, Wet Site Tolerant
* Zones 2-9, Thrives in ALL Soil Types
* Transplants Well
* Grows 3' to 6' a Year
* Performs in Harsh Cold and Heat conditions
* Historic Tree chosen by USDA National Arboretum to line Pennsylvania Ave in front of the White House
* Chosen Tree by the National Park System as Prefered tree to plant back into Park Settings
* Tree Found in 1920 Before DED Hit the US Soil.
Your local support is important...
Thank you for visiting this website. The sale of seedlings and other conservation products is one of the fund-raisers for the Manistee Conservation District. Proceeds help the District promote conservation efforts throughout Manistee County. We appreciate your support, and the support offered by local businesses through their advertising on this website. Please help the Manistee Conservation District by supporting these local businesses.
If you prefer you may support your Conservation District through
ü Volunteering please enter the appropriate information in the "Contact Us" link.
ü A donation complete the necessary information on our shopping cart “donation” link.
ü An enduring gift and the pertinent information concerning the establishment of your “enduring gift” link.
2013 Board Meeting Schedule
All monthly board meetings are open to the public and are scheduled to be held in the meeting room of the District's office building at 8840 Chippewa Highway, Bear Lake, Michigan starting at 1 pm on the following
January 28th (21st is a Holiday)
February 25th (18th is a Holiday)
October 21th (Annual Meeting)
Glenn Lottie, Chair
John Urka, Vice Chair
Jeanne Crampton, Secretary
Carol Pasco, Treasurer
David C. Smeltzer, Director
P. Sam Robey, Honorary Member
Dick Jenkins, Administrator
Karen Jaskulski, Administrative Assistant
Murray Stall, Groundwater Technician
Jillian Fejszes, Invasive Species Coordinator
Lyle Linsemier, Volunteer
Linda Cihlar, Volunteer
Lynda Vidas, Volunteer
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Scott Hughey, District Conservationist