"To live in a healthy Community where the citizens protect
and preserve the environment in which they live."
View the article of The Michigan Riparian on the St. Joseph River. The article covers pressing zone matters, annual meeting successes, and effective surface water management programs.
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.
Congratulations Harlie S., she won our kayak giveaway!!
People who attended the St. Joseph County Grange Fair filled out a survey in order to have a chance to win this beautiful kayak. Thank you to all who participated!!
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' icon at the bottom to learn more!
Over 100 spectators 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 mapped the entire St. Joseph River watershed for invasive species and other helpful information.
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 environment for a cleaner, healthier, economically stronger County.
Check out our Photo Gallery compiled of work SJCCD has done including treatments and surveying.
Click on the pictures and see what
we have been up to! Enjoy!
Call Carolyn to become a clean up volunteer on the river!
269-467-6336 Ext 5
The St. Joseph County Conservation District cannot guarantee stock once it leaves the premises or is left beyond Saturday May 7th.
Our liability for the viability of plant material ceases when plants are picked up.
The St. Joseph County Conservation District was established in 1948 to assist farmers in creating soil & water conservation plans. Since then the Conservation District has grown to include all stakeholders within the county. The focus is still agriculture & working with farmers to create conservation plans, but we also work with partner organizations to ensure the county's largest natural resource, water, remains a viable resource.
Guided by a volunteer board of five members and paid staff the Conservation District works with partners to promote ground and surface water practices, irrigation services, sustainable agriculture practices, education, environmental stewardship and community projects.
The Conservation District is able to provide this assistance with community support through volunteers and financial assistance. Throughout the year the Conservation District hosts several fundraising events including the annual tree sale, annual meeting and a local foods dinner.