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E-M:/ SW MI Watershed Short Course

Enviro-Mich message from Marcy Colclough <marcydolphin@yahoo.com>

Southwest Michigan Watershed Management Short Course

“Locally relevant watershed training and information
for the citizens of Berrien, Cass, Van Buren, Allegan 
and St. Joseph Counties.”

Wednesdays - April 10, 17, 24, May 1, and 8    
5:30 – 9:00 p.m.   (includes dinner)
Watershed Tour, Saturday, May 11, 8:30 – 2:00
Location:  Van Buren Conference Center, Lawrence, MI
Cost:  $40 (includes 5 dinners, tour with lunch and
course materials) 
RUP, CCA and CEU credits are available.  
Enrollment Limited!  Registration Deadline:  March 27

For more information or to register contact:
Marcy Colclough at the Cass County Conservation
District  (616) 445-8643 x3 or e-mail

An opportunity to network with local organizations and
individuals involved in Watershed management efforts. 
Sessions explore the following topics:
*Southwest Michigan watershed science
*Historical perspectives of watershed management
*Access to local tools, data and resources
*Land Use Planning and Zoning for Watersheds
*Characteristics of effective action
*Watershed tour (river restoration, storm water  

Supporting Partners include: Berrien County  - Drain
Commission, Health Department,  Planning and Economic
Development Department, Cass County - Board of
Commissioners,  Planning Commission and Road
Commission, County Conservation Districts -  Allegan,
Cass, St. Joseph and Van Buren, Dowagiac River
Watershed Project, Eagle Lake (Paw Paw) Association,
Friends of the St. Joseph River, Maple Lake
Association, MEANDRS, Michigan Lake and Stream
Associations, Michigan State University Extension - 
Berrien, Cass, St. Joseph and Van Buren Counties,
Kellogg Biological Station, Land & Water Program,
Michigan Township Association District 15, Potawatomi
RC&D Council, Rabbit River Watershed Project,  Sauk
Trails RC&D Council, Southwestern MI Commission,
Southwest MI Land Conservancy, Van Buren Co. Planning
Commission,  and Van Buren Farm Bureau, Wightman &

**This course is partially funded by a grant from the
MI Dept. of Environmental Quality to the Cass County
Conservation District, Dowagiac River Watershed

Marcy Colclough, Project Coordinator
Dowagiac River Watershed Project
Cass County Conservation District
1127 East State Street
Cassopolis, MI  49031
(616) 445-8643 x3
fax (616) 445-0619

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