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!

Farm Field Day

September 16, 2021
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Riverton Township

The annual Fall Farm Field Day will be September 16th, 5:00 – 8:00 pm, hosted by Aaron Schade Farms and the Mason-Lake Conservation District.

Topics will include drainage solutions, precision agriculture and profitability, equipment demonstrations, and pesticide record keeping.  A complimentary dinner will also be provided for participants. RUP continuing education credits will also be available for certified pesticide applicators that attend the event. This field day is offered as part of the Michigan Agricultural Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) at the Conservation District. MAEAP aims to assist farms with best management practices and showcase top environmental stewards in our area. Please RSVP for the event by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 231-757-3707 ext. 109 by September 10th