Great Lakes Commission Project

Project Description

This project started in 2019 under the guidance of MACC and its technical assistants. In 2019 and 2020, they committed to planting 1,190 acres of cover crops on farmlands. Moving forward, they have asked Allegan Conservation District to assist in recruiting farmers to plant another 300 acres of cover crops, and 3,900 feet of grassed waterways. Farmers, landowners, and decision makers are encouraged to participate in this program if your land resides within the following watersheds:

-          Peters Creek (Allegan)

-          Upper Macatawa (Ottawa)

-          Noordeloos Creek (Ottawa)

-          South Branch (Allegan)

Interested in joining the project? 

Contact the MACC Environmental Program Manager, Kelly Goward, to see if you qualify for participation. She can be reached at (616) 446 -4397, or by email at kgoward@the-macc.org

Contact ACD Staff for more information on conservation practices. Brian Talsma, Bonne Matheson, Jenna Rasmusson.