Clinton Conservation District:
We serve the residents and property owners of Clinton County, Michigan.
To provide information and technical assistance for Clinton County citizens to better understand, plan, manage, protect, and use natural resources.
As a result of the nation wide concern over soil erosion growing out of the dust bowl in the 1920’s the District Enabling Act of 1937 was born.
What We do:
The Clinton Conservation District is a local unit of government established in 1954 to carry out programs for conservation– the wise use of natural resources for current and future generations. The guiding philosophy is that decisions on conservation issues should be made at the local level, by local people, with technical assistance provided by government.
Who We Are:
The Clinton Conservation District has five Directors who are elected at the District’s annual meeting. Terms of office are four years.
Board & Staff Info
The Clinton Conservation District is currently funded primarily through grants from the State of Michigan, the Natural Resource Conservation Service, and locally by Clinton County.
Conservationist of the Year Awards:
Each year, the Clinton Conservation District recognizes a person, group of people or organization for their conservation efforts in Clinton County. Originally, these awards were to the conservation farmer of the year. Recent awards have included awards for people focusing on watershed conservation efforts.