Matt Soehnel – District Conservationist

Matt has been the District Conservationist for over 10 years. He enjoys helping Kent County resident’s conserve their soil, water, air, plant, and other natural resources. Through NRCS you can receive technical and/or financial assistance to create permanent or seasonal pollinator habitat to provide a large abundance of pollen and nectar, expand the availability of […]

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Katie Droscha – Soil Conservationist

Soil Conservationist since June 2010 B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife from MSU M.S. in Limnology from MSU Favorite Media: Graphic Novels & Podcasts Favorite Activities: Aerobics Learning Japanese From Charlotte, M Contact Info: CTAI – Soil Conservationist NRCS Grand Rapids Field Office Office  (616) 942-4111 ext. 5840 Cell (517) 983-8365 Fax (855) 729-8876 Katie.Droscha@macd.org

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Lexi Feutz – District Engineer

District Engineer since July 2017 Previously worked in civil/environmental engineering consulting B.S.E. Civil Engineering from U of M M.S. Environmental Engineering from Colorado School of Mines Favorite Activities: Skiing Volunteering at the Humane Society From Grand Rapids, MI Contact Info: Alexandra (Lexi) Feutz, P.E. CTAI Engineer lexi.feutz@macd.org (616) 222- 5815

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Jess Dake – Conservation Coordinator

Started in June 2018 as the Conservation Coordinator. Dake has been organizing the daily work of the Invasive Species Strike Team, which surveys, monitors, and treats invasive plant species on private and public land throughout Kent County. Growing up on the lakeshore, she developed a passion for conserving Michigan’s beautiful and abundant natural resources, which […]

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Jessie Schulte – District Manager

Jessie Schulte has been the Conservation District Manager since 2016. She spent her first five years in Kent County working as the Land Manager and Volunteer Coordinator at Blandford Nature Center. Jessie Schulte has a BS in Resource Ecology and over 18 years of conservation experience gained from working all over the US from City […]

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Nick Sanchez – District Forester

Nick Sanchez is the Conservation District Forester.  Nick works with private forest landowners in Kent, Montcalm, & Ionia Co. to provide on-site technical assistance and helps connect them with public and private sector resources to help them reach their conservation goals for their forests. Nick serves as the Secretary on the Michigan Tree Farm Committee. […]

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Bill Lindberg– MAEAP Tech.

Bill Lindberg graduated from Grand Valley State University with a B.S. in Biology and from Michigan State University with a M.S. in Horticulture. For the past five years. Bill had been working at Green Valley Agricultural (Nutrien Ag Solutions) as a retail sales associate assisting fruit growers along the lakeshore counties. Growing up, Bill enjoyed […]

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