"The Survey Says...!"
In the fall of 2016 the Benzie Conservation District conducted a Natural Resource Assessment in order to gauge the priorities for natural resource protection and enhancement from stakeholders within the county.
The survey participants (you!) determined the top four priorities: water quality, education, invasive species control, and forestry. Happily, this has been, and will continue to be our focus moving forward. The BCD will use this information to build programs and conduct projects to address these concerns. The Natural Resource Assessment survey is conducted every five years.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey! If you were unable to take the survey, but would like to give your input, please contact us with your questions or concerns. We love feedback from our community!
To view the results of the survey in an easy-to-understand graphic form, please click on the photo above.
The public is invited to a spring planting presentation on Wednesday, March 8th from 6 to 8pm, at the Homestead Township Hall, 11508 Honor Hwy (US-31), Honor, MI.
In conjunction with the Benzie Conservation District’s Spring Seedling Sale, this workshop will provide information on spring planting for bare-root seedlings. The event will include learning how to select the right native species for specific goals, how to maximize planting success with proper site selection and preparation, planting techniques, and follow-up protection and care.
District Forester, Kama Ross, will be joined by local experts Linda Thomasma, Wildlife Biologist and owner of Two by Two Wildlife Consulting; and Carolyn Thayer, Landscape Designer, and owner of Designs in Bloom. This presentation is packed with information for a wide variety of planting scenarios, bring your questions and plan your garden plots!
The Benzie Conservation District asks that people pre-register by contacting the BCD Office, 231-882-4391, or email@example.com. This is a free event, however, donations are appreciated.
Stop in today to pick up your copy of the Watersheds Stewardship Guide and become a Benzie steward! Find a electronic version on our Watershed page!
Dear Benzie County Watershed Resident,
Benzie County boasts some of the most beautiful waterways in northwestern Michigan. In fact, our watersheds play a pivotal role in the vibrancy of our region through countless ecological rhythms and processes. Since we share the wealth of benefits flowing from our waters, we share in the responsibility to care for their future.
As a watershed resident, you play an especially important role in preserving the region’s water quality and natural resources. Thank you for taking the time to read this guide and becoming a watershed steward.
Your Friends at the Benzie Conservation District