Conserving Natural Resources in Leelanau County

Nature Change appreciates this video and short description submitted by Aime Merizon, Communications Specialist for the Leelanau Conservation District (LCD). We hope you enjoy them.

Th Leelanau Conservation District (LCD) has been serving Leelanau County for over 75 years. During these decades the District has evolved from working exclusively with agricultural issues to forestry assistance and programming; soil erosion permitting; bringing educational information to school children, landowners, and community visitors; and partnering with organizations such as the Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network, the Leelanau Conservancy and other area groups. Local products and plat maps are sold directly out of the District office. A proud tradition of annual spring and fall seedling and plant sales, organized by the District, continue to help populate the county with native trees and wildflowers.

Leelanau Conservation District includes a total of 12 part time and shared office and field staff members, and are governed by five board directors. The offices are located in the Leelanau County Government Center in Lake Leelanau, MI.

The underlying mission of the District is to assist others and help to protect the natural resources of this diverse and beautiful county—the “Land of Delight”—Leelanau!

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