Ionia Conservation District
             431 Swartz Court #300
                  Ionia, MI 48846

               Tel: (616) 527-2620

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''The primary responsibility of the Ionia Conservation District is to protect our natural resources. We encourage the use of land and water within the limits of its capabilities, and encourage the treatment of each acre with the proper protection and improvement it may need.

In addition, we acquaint communities with the importance of soil and water conservation, and assist residents with conservation concerns. Through many public programs, we not only educate and serve, but do our best to make wise use of natural resources A FUN EXPERIENCE FOR ALL!

 ''Please take some time to browse through our website, and be sure to contact us if you have any questions. We’re here to serve.

Your Ionia Conservation District works with many state and regional programs to bring you information and resources. Some of these are depicted below, and there are many more. With the help of these agencies, we offer a host of programs throughout the year. Please visit our Programs Page to see what's on our calendar!

Agricultural Energy Efficiency Field Day


Congratulations to the 2014 Ionia County Conservation Photo Contest Winners!

Conservation Practices First Place Winner
Conservation Practices Second Place Winner
Conservation Pracitces Third Place Winner
Kids in Nature First Place Winner
Kids in Nature Second Place Winner
Kids in Nature Third Place Winner
Wildlife First Place Winner
Wildlife Second Place Winner
Wildlife Third Place Winner
Wildlife Honorable Mention
Quirks of Nature First Place Winner
Quirks of Nature Second Place Winner

Board of Directors

The Conservation District is served by an elected Board of Directors who each serve a four year term.

Art Pelon - Chairman    (616) 761-3952
Ed Blyth - Vice Chairman
Betsy Koehnlein - Secretary/Treasurer
Craig Scheurer - Member
Pat Maurer - Member


Melissa Eldridge, District Manager          (616) 527-2620 ext. 101
Rachel Koleda, MAEAP Technician          (616) 527-2620 ext. 113
David Wood, Watershed Coordinator       (616) 527-2620 ext. 118 

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