Spongy Moth (formally called Gypsy Moth) Caterpillars
Areas in Michigan may be seeing these caterpillars in large numbers. A newly updated MSU spongy moth website has current information about Spongy Moth Caterpillars, their habit, damange, and management.
A recorded video from NotMISpecies webinar series featuring the Spongy moth is also available.
Agriculture Plastic Recycling
Eaton County Sunfield Recycling Center is now accepting agriculture film plastic for recycling!
Visit Eaton County recycling website for more details.
Information on Injured or Orphaned Animal
Please note: The Kalamazoo Conservation District and the Kalamazoo Nature Center do NOT accept injured or orphaned animals.
If you are concerned about an injured or orphaned animal, please visit the Michigan Department of Natural Resources website for a list of Michigan Licensed Rehabilitators BEFORE moving, touching or otherwise handling the animal. These community volunteers are specially licensed to care for and rehabilitate injured animals and can give you more information on your specific situation. Only licensed wildlife rehabilitators are legally able to possess abandoned or injured wildlife. Unless you are licensed, it is illegal to possess a live wild animal, including deer, in Michigan.
Please rememeber that many baby animals spend most of their day alone, waiting for their mothers to return.
For more information visit:
Looking to plant with Native species? Here are some local resources.
Wild Ones - Kalamazoo Area Chapter
Hidden Savanna Nursery - Native plant nursery
Wild Type - Native plant nursery
Private Water Well Resources
This Well Owner Resources website is your one-stop resource for information relating to private water well systems and groundwater.
The Master Gardener Hotline - 1-888-MSUE-4MI (888-678-3464)
These experts can help you make wise decisions about your garden, lawn and landscape problems. The toll-free number directs callers to a specialized team of Advanced Master Gardeners who can answer questions, identify plants and pest problems, and help callers understand their pest control options.
Great Websites for Teachers and Kids:
The Water Stewardship Program is aimed at Michigan residents encouraging them to take voluntary proactive steps to protect Michigan's water quality.
Other Useful Links:
Water Conservation Throughout the Home
Michigan Association of Conservation Districts
US Department of Agriculture/Natural Resources Conservation Service
Michigan Natural Resources and Conservation Services
Web Soil Survey
Michigan Agricultural Environmental Assurance Program
US Environmental Protection Agency
Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy
Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy
City of Kalamazoo water Resoruces - Protect Your Water
Prein&Newhof Environmental Lab - PFAS and Metals testing in well
National Ducks Unlimited
Trout Unlimited - Kalamazoo Valley Chapter
Michigan Land Trustees
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