The WCCD Tool & Equipment Lending Libraryis designed to make various tools and implements accessible to local producers and landowners. The tools & equipment in the rental program are designed for conservation purposes. We offer Hand Tools, Herbicide Application tools, and larger Equipment rentals.
Can plant around 250 trees / hour and acres in a day.
Extreme storms and dry periods are becoming more likely.
"The clustering of precipitation into heavier storms and the polarization of wet and dry seasons, may increase the chance of both extreme precipitation events and prolonged dry periods by extending the time between rainfalls." - Great Lakes Region climate reports from GLISA / NOAA.
We've had increasing dry spells and big storms, it's becoming the new norm according to the data. Severe storms affect our environmental and public health. So, what can we do about it?
Rain Barrels can effectively capture and store storm water and extend water use into dry periods!
The Fall Rain Barrel Sale offers 55-gallon Rain Barrels, Tumbling Composters, and 275-gallon Totes from recycled food-grade, high-density polyethylene plastic that has been cleaned and pre-assembled! We have limited inventory remaining, and anticipate prices will increase next year. Orders are available to pick-up at our office by appointment or at the Fall Sale distribution this September 29th.
Live in Ann Arbor? Installing a Rain Barrel qualifies your property for a residential stormwater credit, reducing both your bill and tap water use!
What's the difference between an arborist and a forester? Which should you call and when? How do you find one? What credentials should you look for? Join us to discuss these questions and more with 2 foresters and 2 arborists serving the Washtenaw County area and beyond. When you register, you can submit questions to the panel.
Forest Farm in Making: MiFarmLink Property for Lease!
16300 Boyle Lake Rd, Buchanan, MI 49107
We would like to make the land, barn, and equipment available for ecologically sustainable farming enterprises while continuing to reside on the property. Woodlands make this property suitable for forest farming ventures. Terms are negotiable. We are willing to provide assistance with labor and management if desired.
Learn more about this property by visiting mifarmlink.org or clicking the button below.
There is a new and exciting easement pilot project that is focusing on the Saline River Headwaters watershed. The Saline River Watershed Buffer Easement Pilot Project seeks to purchase easements along county drains and other waterways. The land can be currently farmed, lie fallow, or be an existing filter or buffer strip.
The program is looking to ensure that a filter or buffer strip (at least 20 feet wide) is installed and is protected from any future tillage. The landowner(s) would receive compensation by having the easement purchased from them, would receive tax benefits, and can harvest the filter strip if they chose to do so. The purpose is to ensure that a permanent buffer is in place to filter nutrients and reduce erosion from entering the waterway. Farmers interested in learning more about the program should contact Nick Machinski via phone: 734-302-8711 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
School & Community Habitat Grant: One-year reports are blooming!
Located at Manchester Township Hall, 275 S Macomb Street, Manchester, MI. Only 10 tires are accepted per resident. Rims on tires are accepted. We cannot accept semi-truck or agricultural tires. Washtenaw County residents only. For more information call the Washtenaw County Water Resources Materials Management Division at 734.222.3950.
Michigan Conservation Stewards Program
Participate in the hybrid 2023 Michigan Conservation Stewards Program (CSP) and explore the foundations of conservation in Michigan and its diverse terrestrial, wetland and aquatic ecosystems. Enroll in this 10-week program that runs 9/11 - 11/17 with virtual lessons (self-paced) and weekly in-person evening sessions within your cohort's region. Learn more and sign-up here.
Monarch Migration Festival, September 10th, 1-4pm
Join the 10th annual Monarch Migration Festival! at Leslie Science and Nature Center, 1831 Traver Road Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105. Every year, waves of these butterflies migrate over mountains, deserts, and plains in the United States to reach their wintering grounds in Mexico. By registering for this event, you are contributing to conservation efforts to protect these incredible butterflies. Get tickets here!