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Here’s the exciting recycling news! Missaukee County Recycling Center is now taking ALL plastics #1 – #7. Yes, those pesky cottage cheese, whipped topping and yogurt containers; “clam shells” from the deli; plastic disposable cups and more are accepted-as a pilot project. Please separate the #1, #2 as you have before and put all your #3 – #7’s together. AND…it gets better…(no, not glass, not just yet).

We are now accepting trash at the Missaukee County Recycling Center. Trash will be accepted only in specially marked bags that are purchased through Missaukee Conservation District or one of our vendors. They are 30 gallon Bear Claw bags and have MISSAUKEE CONSERVATION DISTRICT imprinted on them. Bags are 5 for $20 and 10 for $35. They are available in quantity at A&L in Lake City and McNally’s in McBain. You can purchase an individual bag for $5 at Missaukee Conservation District and Missaukee County Recycling Center. 


 With fall upon us, it’s time to start thinking about how to protect your seedlings, hostas and other plantings around your home from various animals such as deer and mice. We offer a natural blood-meal based product called Plantskydd that deters animals from snacking on your plants. Prices vary from $22 to $55 depending on the size and type you prefer. Stop in our office and pick some up! We also have marking flags that help keep your plantings safe from the snowblower or snow plow. Prices if 10 flags for $2.

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Pollinator Club! Did you attend one of our Pollinator Club sessions this summer? Stay tuned – we’ll offer our most popular classes again. Or call and request a speaker to your own event.

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.


Before burning, please contact the Michigan DNR to see if burn permit are being issued and to obtain one, 1.866.922.BURN (2876).