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E-M:/ Call for Ingham County volunteers

The Ingham Conservation District (ICD) needs volunteers to help prepare
small trees for its annual spring tree sale.  Activities on Saturday, April
6th (from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) and Tuesday, April 9th (from 5:00 to 8:00
p.m.) include wrapping tree roots and preparing orders for pickup.  

Volunteers should plan on getting a little wet from the tree roots; wear
rain pants or long raincoats to help keep you dry.  The building in which
you will work is protected from the elements but please dress warmly as it
is not heated.

ICD also needs volunteers on Friday, April 12, the day of the sale, from
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  These volunteers will help distribute and coordinate
orders and will spend some time outside (so please dress appropriately).  

ICD, located on 200 acres in Mason, is at 1031 W. Dexter Trail.  (For a map,
visit www.inghamconservation.com).  To volunteer or get more information,
please call the ICD's John Anderson at (517) 676-2290.

The ICD, a local unit of government organized by the citizens of Ingham
County over 50 years ago, is a resource management agency, coordinating and
implementing resource and environmental programs at the local level in
cooperation with state and federal agencies.  One of 3,000 conservation
districts nationwide, ICD was developed to enlist the cooperation of
landowners and other land users in carrying out its programs.  ICD works
with land managers, local governments and other local interests in
addressing a broad spectrum of resource concerns including erosion control,
flood prevention, water conservation and use, groundwater, water quality,
non-point source pollution, forestry, wildlife, recreation and community

ICD provides linkages between land users and a host of conservation
providers; continuously scans the needs of the local community; works in
partnership with others involved in conservation to set local priorities;
and develops action plans to solve natural resource problems.  This delivery
system allows residents to best manage their private lands for a cleaner,
healthier environment.  It also allows the public a nearby point of access
in their local communities to the routine aspects of natural resource

Patrick Diehl
Associate Director
Michigan Environmental Council
119 Pere Marquette Drive, Ste. 2A
Lansing, MI 48912
517-487-9541 fax

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