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Great Lakes Commission Project

Project Description

Starting in 2019, The Macatawa Area Coordinating Council, Project Clarity, and the Outdoor Discovery center set a goal to support producers in planting cover crops and installing grassed waterways in Allegan and Ottawa counties. They have since recruited Allegan Conservation District and Ottawa Conservation District to install 3900 feet of grassed waterways and 4,400 acres of cover crops. Fields in the Peters Creek, South Branch, Upper Macatawa, and Noordeloos Creek Watersheds may be eligible for participation. 

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Interested in participating? 

Contact Bonne Matheson for more information!

Soil Conservation Technician

Allegan Conservation District

(268) 941-6131

  • Producers may select which cover crop species they wish to plant. Cover crops may be planted year-round. 

  • Contracts can be signed for either one year, or two years. Funds expire November of 2022.

  • Funding will cover the cost of seed, equipment and labor costs up to 28.50/acre. 

  • Free, one-on-one technical assistance is available to all participants. 


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