Welcome to the Montcalm Conservation District!


77 South State St. Stanton, MI 48888
Office Hours: M-F 8:00-4:30

Phone: (989) 831-4606 Ext. 5

Protecting Montcalm County’s natural resources through education, outreach and participation.

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What’s new at the District?

New 2016 Photo Contest! We’re excited to announce our first photo contest. The categories are: ‘Montcalm’s Best’, ‘Wildlife & Water’, ‘Kids in Nature’ and ‘Animals on the Farm’. Electronic submissions only, email nick.sanchez@mi.nacdnet.net Deadline for submission will be Sept. 1st 2016. Prize winners will be announced at the Annual Meeting in October (date, time and location details to be announced). $50 first place prize, $20 second place prize, $10 third place prize. Fill out a registration form to enter the contest. For information call (989) 831-4606 Ext 5. Read and download the forms on the Photo Contest page for more information and to get started, click on the green text ‘Download PDF’ below the preview window. All photographs submitted and accepted will be on display at our annual meeting. Contest open to Montcalm County residents only. All photos should be taken in Montcalm County.

Attention Producers in the Pine River Watershed: The Saginaw Bay Watershed Pay-for-Performance (PfP) Project offers a non-traditional conservation funding option for land users in the Saginaw Bay Watershed (which includes the Pine!). Through PFP, participants receive annual payments based on the sediment load reductions they achieve by implementing new soil conservation practices.For more information contact the Sanilac Conservation District Technician, Megan Naplin at (810) 824-6253 or megan.naplin@macd.org. More information can also be found on the Sanilac Conservation District Website.

Shhh, what was that!

scary flyer

Volunteers and retired decorations needed for the haunted forest! Please call the District to find out how you can help!
Park at the MSU experimental farm and follow the signs to the trail loop entrance. Note: This is not the traditional trail entrance off of Hillman road. Total trail loop approximately 1 mile. Follow the spooky trail a half mile into the forest to the enchanted pavilion for cider and donuts by the fire and return to the haunted forest to make your way back to your car. Trail will be lit by glow sticks. Please bring a flashlight (1 per group, if you dare), dress appropriately for the weather and walking outdoors. Stay on the trail at all times. The actors will not touch you, please do not touch them. Any disorderly conduct will be subject to removal from the premises without refund.
Get VIP parking with your advanced ticket purchase (limited). Tickets can be purchased in advanced at the district office starting September 26 2016.