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July 9, 2019by ncdea

MICHIGAN, Marquette County CD – Farming isn’t just for the country life, it’s also happening in the city on rooftops, in backyards, on balconies, in community gardens, vacant lots, parks and roadside space…To meet the demand for information on these practices, the Marquette County Conservation District is offering free urban agriculture workshops this summer.

“We are really excited about this workshop series because there is a real need and interest in urban agriculture in Marquette County and we are really excited that we have that opportunity to fill that need,” said Jaime Beranek, urban agriculture assistant coordinator for the Marquette County Conservation District.

Thanks to a $30,000 grant awarded by the National Association of Conservation Districts, every second Saturday from June through September from 10 a.m. to noon at different locations, the MCCD will host a free workshop on various topics such as low-tech ways to extend the gardening season, raising chickens and rabbits, proper composting practices, native plants and pollinators.

Source: Marquette County Conservation District offers urban agriculture workshops | News, Sports, Jobs – The Mining Journal



July 8, 2019by ncdea

MICHIGAN, Marquette County CD – The Marquette County Conservation District is helping residents install native wildflowers on a hill that had been overrun with invasive spotted knapweed.

Spotted knapweed is native to Europe and was introduced to the U.S. in the late 1800s, likely accidentally through contaminated seed or ballast, according to information compiled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Invasive Species Information Center.

“We took on the project of removing knapweed,” Lost Creek resident Lorraine Leidholdt said. “What happened, of course, you pull on the knapweed, the sand started shifting, and the hill started losing its integrity.”

Source: Hillside haven | News, Sports, Jobs – The Mining Journal



January 4, 2019by ncdea

MICHIGAN, Marquette County CD, Alger CD, Upper Peninsula RC&D — The Marquette County Conservation District was awarded a $60,000 grant so the Lake-to-Lake CISMA, or Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area, can continue to implement core elements of its strategic plan and goals in Marquette, Alger, Delta and Schoolcraft counties. These include management of cooperative treatments, facilitating communication among partners and landowners, and leading educational outreach efforts.

The Alger Conservation District will receive $159,200, so three CISMAs in the Upper Peninsula can collaborate to survey for hemlock woolly adelgid, and incorporate the adelgid’s identification and prevention into outreach programs. Project counties are Marquette, Alger, Menominee, Delta, Schoolcraft, Mackinac, Chippewa, Luce and Dickinson.

The Upper Peninsula Resources Conservation and Development Council will receive $191,600, so coalition partners can restore 200 acres of coastal and interior wetlands by eradicating phragmites and managing secondary and watch list species that have infested previously treated sites.

Source: State awards $3.6 million to fight invasives | News, Sports, Jobs – The Mining Journal


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