Washtenaw County Conservation District
7203 Jackson Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
734.761.6721 ext. 5
The Washtenaw County Conservation District (CD) is a local agency of state government assisting landowners with the conservation and management of the natural resources of Washtenaw County. Established in 1948, the Washtenaw County CD is under the direction of a five-member locally elected board of directors. Staff currently includes an Executive Director, Water Stewardship Technician and MAEAP Technician (Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program). The CD is assisted by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Services of the CD are available to all residents of Washtenaw County, and include: soils information & interpretations; erosion control recommendations; forestry and woodland management information—lists of consulting foresters, timber buyers and timber sale reference materials; Michigan Water Stewardship Program to assist agricultural producers in identifying and reducing potential risks to ground and surface waters, and assistance in achieving MAEAP verification; and access to USDA conservation planning assistance and information on USDA programs, such as: Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP), and others.
The District has an extensive Internet web site at: www.washtenawcd.org which includes information on a variety of conservation related topics (Conservation A to Z); information on conservation Products & Services, such as tree & native plant sales, rain barrels and composters, fish days, the Washtenaw County Soil Survey and Washtenaw County Plat Book; and more.
In addition, The District offers a monthly e-mail newsletter, "E-Conservation Update" which highlights current District programs and other conservation-related topics.
As a local unit of state government involved with the conservation and management of natural resources in Washtenaw County, the Washtenaw County Conservation District recycles office paper, cardboard, printer/copier toner cartridges, and other products; prints as many documents as possible two-sided; prints draft and in-office use documents on the backs of previously used paper; and works to be energy and waste conscious in how facilities and resources are used.