Newaygo 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: Newaygo County

The Newaygo County cohort will host their weekly sessions from 6-8:30 p.m. on Mondays, from Sept. 9 to Nov. 4, 2024. Weekly sessions will meet throughout Newaygo 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. 28, 2024. 

Newaygo County's field days will be on Saturday, Sept. 28 and Oct. 19, 2024. 

Newaygo County Schedule 





Sept. 9

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

Graves Lodge, 
4684 Evergreen Dr., Newaygo, MI 49337

Jesse Lincoln

Sept. 16

Foundations of Conservation: Society & Conservation; Conservation Heritage

Graves Lodge, 
4684 Evergreen Dr., Newaygo, MI 49337


Sept. 23

Aquatic Ecosystems: Lakes

Camp Henry, 
5575 S Gordon Ave., Newaygo, MI 49337

Erick Elgin

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

Field Day: Lakes

Fremont Lake, 
955 Cottage Grove, Fremont, MI 49412

Ashley Elgin and Erick Elgin

Sept. 30

Aquatic Ecosystems: Streams


Jake Lemon

Oct. 7

Aquatic Ecosystems: Wetlands


Jeremy Hartsock

Oct. 14

Terrestrial Ecosystems: Forests

Kropscott Farm Environmental Center,
6523 W Baseline Rd., Fremont, MI 49412

Rod Denning

Sat., Oct. 19 at 9 a.m.

Field Day: North Country Trail Ecosystem Tour

Croton Boat Launch (Starting Location), 
C8MM+XJ, Croton Township, MI 49337

Sarah Pregitzer

Oct. 21

Terrestrial Ecosystems: Grasslands 

Croton Township Hall, 
5833 Division St., Newaygo, MI 49337

Tyler Bassett

Oct. 28

Program Break - No Class

Nov. 4

Putting it All Together: Capstone Project Celebration

Camp Newaygo, 
5333 S. Centerline Rd., Newaygo, MI 49337

Melanie Manion

For cohort and content related questions, please reach out to Sarah Pregitzer at, or Sally Wagoner at

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

CSP: Newaygo 2024 Flyer