Macomb County

Thank you for your interest in the Michigan Conservation Stewards Program (CSP), an educational program for those who are enthusiastic about learning science-based ecosystem management principles and sharing this knowledge with others to help improve their local communities. Through this program, participants will learn essential strategies to understand and help restore and conserve ecosystems in Michigan communities. 

Register for CSP: Macomb County

The Macomb County cohort will host their weekly sessions from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesdays, from Sept. 11 to Nov. 13, 2024. Weekly sessions will meet throughout Macomb county at the locations listed in the chart below. Location details and more information will be distributed to registered participants in the end of August. Please note, there will not be a weekly session on Oct. 30 and Nov. 6, 2024.

Macomb County's field days will be on Saturday, Sept. 14 and Sept. 28, 2024. 

Macomb County Schedule 





Sept. 11

Program Orientation; Foundations of Conservation: Ecological Foundations; What is a Natural Community?

Stoney Creek Metropark, 
4300 Main Park Dr., Shelby Township, MI 48316

Ian Ableson

Sat., Sept. 14 at 9 a.m.

Field Day

DNR Boat Launch CRCO (start location),
36080 Jefferson Ave., Harrison Township, MI 48045

Jeff Bednar

Sept. 18

Foundations of Conservation: Society & Conservation; Conservation Heritage

Robert A. Verkuilen Building, 21885 Dunham Rd., Clinton Township, MI 48036 and Nicholson Nature Center, 21777 Dunham Rd., Clinton Township, MI 48036

Amanda Oparka and Gerry Santoro

Sept. 25

Aquatic Ecosystems: Lakes

Lake Saint Clair Metropark, 
31300 Metro Pkwy, Harrison Township, MI 48045

Todd Wills

Sat., Sept. 28 at 9 a.m.

Field Day

Anchor Bay Woods Preserve, 
37885 Green Street, New Baltimore, MI 48047

Ian Ableson and Amanda Ruffini

Oct. 2

Aquatic Ecosystems: Streams

Sterling Heights Nature Center,
42700 Utica Rd., Sterling Heights, MI 48314

Clinton River Watershed Council

Oct. 9

Aquatic Ecosystems: Wetlands

Lake Saint Clair Metropark,
31300 Metro Pkwy, Harrison Township, MI 48045

Erin Parker

Oct. 16

Terrestrial Ecosystems: Forests

Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, 1100 Lake Shore Rd., Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236

Kevin Drotos

Oct. 23

Terrestrial Ecosystems: Grasslands 

Wolcott Mill Metropark: Camp Rotary, 
20505 29 Mile Rd., Ray, MI 48096

Katie Carlisle

Oct. 30

Program Break - No Class

Nov. 6

Program Break - No Class

Nov. 13

Putting it All Together: Capstone Project Celebration

Robert A. Verkuilen Building, 
21885 Dunham Rd., Clinton Township, MI 48036


For cohort and content related questions, please reach out to Kristine Hahn at, or Cathy Morris at

For general questions and registration assistance, please contact Shelby Warner at or (517) 884-7076. 

CSP: Macomb County Flyer