You’re Invited to our Annual Meeting on March 24th!

The Clinton Conservation District Staff & Board invite you to join us Tuesday, March 24th for our 66th Annual Meeting! Please RSVP by March 19th to seth.gibson@macd.org or by calling our office. 

This meeting is FREE and includes a hot buffet-style dinner courtesy of generous local businesses and organizations.  This meeting is family-friendly and open to the public.  We will be electing board members, so Clinton County residents 18 and better are asked to bring proof of residency to participate in the election. 

Dr. Jen Owen, Associate Professor, Director of Michigan State Bird Observatory, Center Coordinator for Corey Marsh Bird Observatory

Our keynote speaker, Dr. Jen Owen, has become known locally for turning the former MSU Muck Farm into the Corey Marsh Bird Observatory. This 300+ acre property in Bath Township has a long way to go before it is prime real estate for some bird species but many (over 150!) have been observed here since 2018. Corey Marsh is open to the public, parking is available at the field office off Peacock Road.

Dr Owen leads an interdisciplinary research program that studies the interface between wild bird, human and environmental health. Corey Marsh will hopefully become a center of interdisciplinary undergraduate research in coming years. Dr. Owen will discuss with us the current research topic of her team: how habitat quality and food availability affects a bird’s ability to meet the demands of the migratory period. Dr. Owen also researches the role of birds in the spread and maintenance of zoonotic pathogens.

Let us know you’ll join us by March 19th by calling the office at 989-224-3720 x5 or emailing seth.gibson@macd.org