We're celebrating over 75 years of being Mason and Western Lake Counties' best resource for groundwater and agricultural stewardship, forest management, wildlife habitat promotion and soil preservation.

Covid update

In response to the COVID regulations provided by DHHS and MIOSHA, our staff will largely be working from home as of November 19, 2020. We will have one staff person in the office daily to answer phones and return messages. We plan to continue field visits to farms and private properties. Staff will be wearing masks for any in-person interactions during field visits, and a six foot distance between people will be maintained. 

We can still help you with our full array of services, including signing up for programs, technical advice, purchases of books, and products. If you aren't sure who to contact, please visit our Contact Us page, call or leave a message at our office at 231-757-3707 ext. 5. We look forward to hearing from you!

Grants Available to Help Save Energy for Farms, Agribusinesses and more

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) is offering grants to agriculture producers through their Energy Services.

The Agriculture and Rural Communities Energy Incentive Program offers grants to help with the cost of energy audits, energy efficiency upgrades, renewable energy projects, and updating energy plans. EGLE’s Energy Service website has more information on this program and tips on how to save energy. Follow the URL below to visit their website.  michigan.gov/climateandenergy