New! A secure dropbox has been installed in the office wall just to the left of the front door if you need to drop something off after hours.

Welcome to Olive Township, a community of thriving agriculture, business and residential neighborhoods cultivated from generations of families in the heart of Ottawa County, Michigan.

Founded through the first election of officers on April 6, 1857, Olive Township selected its first Supervisor, Clerk and Treasurer through the vote of 57 attendees. Today, Olive Township has approximately 2,700 registered voters and the ninth Supervisor of record since its founding. Originally named Eastman Township and extending all the way to Lake Michigan as the western border, Olive Township split in 1915, creating current day Port Sheldon Township.

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Recent News

We haven't had a lot of snow so far, but this is still a good thing to remember. Any salt you apply affects the plants nearby and the watershed.We recently shared some winter water quality tips, which are a perfect place to start when making your Watershed Resolutions! ... See MoreSee Less

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"This time of year it is easy to disconnect from the outdoors. People may not like going out into the cold, or they may feel the landscape isn't as pretty without flowers and full canopies of leaves. While we can't convince you to love the cold (although we're big fans of winter hikes!), we do encourage you to reconnect with how your winter actions can affect the outdoors. Below are some incredibly easy tips for reducing your impact on our natural resources, even in the heart of winter!"

Read more on Winter Tips, Conservation Funding for farmers and landowners, news about the upcoming tree sale, and more from the Winter Newsletter of the Ottawa Conservation District here:

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Farmers, if you’re on the fence as to whether or not to do soil testing this year, here’s something that might help you decide: ... See MoreSee Less

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