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September 7, 2019by ncdea

MICHIGAN, Midland CD – After some shaky times, the Midland Conservation District and the historic Tomlinson barn, are on solid ground.

The barn and district also have history together, said Midland Conservation District Manager Karen Thurlow. The conservation district took ownership of the Tomlinson Family barn and about 5 acres, which was part of the Midland County’s Pinecrest Farm on Aug. 24, just over two years after Midland County Commissioners voted to have it torn down in June 2017.

When news of the county’s decision to tear down the barn came out, Thurlow was determined to save it. There were other county residents who felt the same way and Thurlow began contacting township supervisors, county commissioners, local foundations and organizations to seek support for saving it.

“I was the squeaky wheel,” Thurlow said. “No one knew we wanted to use it, so going public with my quest made it happen.”

Source: Midland Conservation District purchases Tomlinson barn



September 6, 2019by ncdea

MICHIGAN, Branch County CD – In order to help out her husband with his forestry business, Kathy Worst has decided to step down as the Executive Director of the Branch County Conservation District.

Worst has served the Conservation District as Executive Director for 12 years.

Jordan Beehler, who had been serving as a Conservationist for the last five months, has been named as the District’s Interim Director.

Beehler was previously employed by the Elkhart County Conservation District in Indiana for three years.

Source: Beehler takes over as BCCD interim Executive Director | News | WTVB



September 2, 2019by ncdea

MICHIGAN, Van Buren CD – The Van Buren Conservation District is planning the second annual Healthy Home Fair in Hartford for this coming month. The district’s Erin Fuller tells WSJM News last year’s event went well and they’re hoping to do even better this year. The fair will be held at Ely Park On September 12 from 3 to 6 p.m.

“Sort of our idea for the fair is to host an event where we help people understand that some of the things that they do around their homes and yards can have an effect on the environment, and what they can do to try to keep their homes clean and healthy and safe for the environment,” Fuller said.

Source: Healthy Home Fair In Hartford | News/Talk 94.9 WSJM


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