"To support a healthy Community where the citizens protect
and preserve the environment in which they live."
2024 Spring Tree Sale is now live! Browse our online store for a list of species offered this year or reach out to have an order form and catalog mailed to you!
The St. Joseph County Conservation District would like say thank you to all who came out to our 2023 Spring Tree Sale! Your continued support allows the Conservation District to give back to the community through our events and our work to preserve Michigan's natural resources!
We look forward to seeing you in the Spring of 2024!
View our 2024 Spring Tree Sale catalog. Reach out via phone, email, or messenger to have an order form and catalog mailed to you!
We look forward to seeing you this spring!
We are looking forward to another great season!
If you'd like to become a river clean up volunteer in the future, call the office to be put on our list!
(269) 467-6336 Ext. 5
THANK YOU to all who attended our 2023 Annual Meeting! We appreciate the support from our community and those who also share a passion for conservation.
Connie Cranser, from the Pollinator Partnership, presented on regional pollinators and beneficial plant species that attract birds, bees, and butterflies to our gardens and fields.
Awards were presented to...
Don Preston - Environmental Citizen of the Year Award
Dylan Walton - Beginning Farmer of the Year Award
Park Township - Partnership of the Year Award
The duality of water and land conveyed in a leaf and water drop shares a large amount of information with minimal wording. We’re confident that the general public can look at this logo and immediately grasp much of the work we do.
Find additional info about the Parkville Dam Removal Project by clicking the 'More' tab at the top of the page and viewing the 'Parkville Dam Removal' icon at the bottom!
Over 100 community members came to watch the new PBS documentary on the St. Joseph River at the Covered Bridge Farm. THANK YOU to all who attended and donated!
The SJCCD team has successfully surveyed the entire length of the St. Joseph River, mapping invasive species distributions, water quality trends, and potential areas of concern along the 206-mile mainstem.
The St. Joseph County Conservation District provides education, technical assistance, partnerships and contacts for local resources to help our residents conserve their lands and our shared environment for a cleaner, healthier, economically stronger County.
Check out our Photo Gallery
Click on the pictures to see what SJCCD
has been up to!
Call Carolyn to become a
river clean up volunteer!
269-467-6336 Ext 5
*Snacks, lunch, kayaks,
and life jackets provided!
The St. Joseph County Conservation District was established in 1948 to assist farmers with creating soil & water conservation plans. Since then, the Conservation District has grown to include stakeholders across the County and throughout the St. Joseph River Watershed. The focus is still agriculture & working with local farmers, but we also collaborate with partner organizations to ensure the county's largest natural resource, water, is further protected and conserved.
Guided by a volunteer board of five members and a paid staff, the Conservation District works with partners to promote ground and surface water preservation, sustainable agricultural practices, irrigation efficiency, environmental education opportunities, ecological stewardship and other community-focused projects.
The Conservation District is able to provide its services with community support through volunteer help, local financial assistance, and grant-awarded funding. Throughout the year, the Conservation District hosts several fundraising events including the annual tree sale, annual meeting, and a local food dinner.