by Audrey Gagner, Michigan State University Extension
Michigan State University Extension’s Conservation Stewards Program (CSP) is now enrolling participants for its Fall 2023 programs, which will span 10 weeks beginning the week of September 11 and running through the week of November 13. In 2023, CSP will be offered across 7 cohort locations, including:
- Capital Area (Clinton, Eaton and Ingham Counties)
- Grand Traverse County
- Oakland County
- St. Clair County
- Washtenaw County
- Wayne County
- West Michigan (Barry, Calhoun and Kalamazoo Counties)
Each week of instruction, this hybrid program combines virtual, self-paced lessons with in-person evening sessions at various locations within each cohort’s region. Additionally, 1-2 Saturday in-person field trips within each cohort’s region will take place, along with participants completing applied capstone projects related to restoring and conserving Michigan’s ecosystems, with guidance provided by a local mentor.
The last date to register will be Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023, with partial scholarship opportunities available. For additional details of the 2023 Conservation Stewards Program and to register, please visit events.anr.msu.edu/micsp2023.