The Mission of the Oceana Conservation District is to promote conservation, stewardship and sustainable use of the natural resources in Oceana County, through landowner assistance and education.
The Oceana Conservation District is a legal entity of state government organized under provisions of Act 297 (Public Acts of 1937) as amended. It was established in1972 by Public Referendum and was the last Conservation District established in the State of Michigan. A five member locally elected Board of Directors develops policy and conducts programs within the District, which covers all of Oceana County.
Five Year Strategic Plan
In 2016, the District developed a resource assessment survey to gain an understanding of the resource concerns held by our citizens. A five year strategic plan for Oceana Conservation District aims to enhance and protect the natural resources valued by Oceana County residents and addresses concerns that were expressed by the people who took the survey.
OcD's Annual Report
Learn more about what impact we've had in the County in the last year by clicking the link below.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Oceana Conservation District is run by five locally elected directors. Monthly Board Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. at the District Office, unless posted otherwise. Meetings are open to the pubic and anyone is welcome!
Eric Herrygers, Board Chair
Phone: (231) 742-0442
Timothy Vinke, Vice Chair
Phone: (231) 923-0239
Kathryn Carter, Secretary/Treasurer
Phone: (231) 861-2654
Garry McKeen, Director
Phone: (312) 401-4939
Chris Crosby, Director
Phone: (231) 873-2573
Joseph Klimovitz, Associate Director
Marty Rapp, Associate Director