This program is available to any Missaukee County landowner that would like to know and understand the make-up of their soil. Whether you are a commercial farmer or home gardener, you can take advantage of this incentive. All you have to do is have your soil tested, bring the results and a receipt to the Missaukee Conservation District where you will be partially reimbursed for the testing costs. The program is being funded by the 2014 millage.

Why test your soil?

  • Choose the correct fertilizers and give your plants only the nutrients they really need

  • Helps avoid excessive fertilizer use, saving you time and money

  • Protects the environment

  • Prevents possible plant damage

  • Improves crop yield and plant growth

    Download this guide to help you: Soil Sample Booklet pdf

Have questions? Contact Jodi DeHate, MAEAP Technician at 231.839.7193 or jodi.dehate@macd.org.

Want to protect your trees, hostas, seedlings and shrubs from deer browsing this winter? We have a natural product for you! Plantskydd can be sprayed on and will last throughout the winter and deter the animals from chewing on your plants and trees. Visit our on-line store for prices and stop in the office to pick some up!

What a GREAT electronics collection we had Saturday, August 19! Households from all Missaukee County townships and cities participated for a total of  276 households. We collected close to 2 semi-truck loads of electronics. Remarkable! Way to go, Missaukee County. Thank you to Missaukee County Sheriff Department (trustees) and our fine volunteers for their assistance. Made possible by the 2014 Missaukee Conservation District millage that is up for renewal in 2018.

Thanks to Missaukee County voters who passed the 2014 Missaukee Conservation District millage, we are able to have educational programs that help you in your conservation needs & encourage your kids to get outside and explore. Visit our Education page for more information.

This millage will be up for renewal in 2018. Please consider becoming a Friend of Missaukee Conservation District so you can help us have another successful millage campaign.

Call the office at 231.839.7193 for more information.

 Our online store is open! Find seed mixes, garden and planting products throughout the year.

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 The primary responsibility of the Missaukee Conservation District
is to protect our natural resources. We encourage the use of land and water within the limits of its capabilities, and encourage the treatment of each acre with the proper protection and improvement it may need. The Missaukee Conservation District was first formed in 1949 by a group of area farmers with the intent of working with local landowners to conserve soil and water resources and to prevent and control erosion.

The District is still committed to that goal with a mission to provide for the care, informed usage and protection of natural resources by creating awareness of conservation issues and by being the leader in providing innovative assistance.

Michigan’s Conservation Districts are special purpose local units of State Government that utilize state, federal and private sector resources to solve today’s conservation issues.  Created to serve as stewards of natural resources, Michigan’s Conservation Districts take an ecosystem approach to conservation and protection. Conservation Districts are referred to as “gateways” in their local communities. They provide linkages between land managers and a host of conservation service providers that include state, federal and local governments, conservation organizations and internet resources. Conservation Districts continually scan the needs of their local communities, work in partnership with others involved in conservation to set local priorities and develop action plans to solve natural resource problems. The delivery of these efforts by Conservation Districts allows citizens to manage their private lands for a cleaner, healthier Michigan. It allows the public a point of access in their communities when questions arise on how to manage natural resources.

Please take some time to browse through our website, and be sure to contact us if you have any questions. If you see a workshop or program you are interested in, we invite you to contact our staff. We’re here to serve.