Free Water Sample Testing for Nitrates and Nitrites
This year, testing dates will be Wednesday, July 21st from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm at the Mason-Lake Conservation District in Scottville;
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!
Gypsy Moths Problems
You may have noticed gypsy moth populations have exploded this year. Oak trees have taken the worst damage from these non-native pests.
2020 Volunteer of the Year Awarded to Tom Bell
The Volunteer of the Year title goes to an especially dedicated volunteer who put in the most time or launched the greatest volunteer effort for conservation
2020 Conservationist of the Year – Mike Windemuller
The Conservationist of the Year is a prestigious honor, awarded by the Conservation District to recognize to a farm or landowner that demonstrated exemplary conservation efforts in the past year
Mason County Landowner Selected as Michigan Tree Farmer of the Year!
A major highlight from this past year was that Adam Wais, a Mason County landowner whom all Conservation District staff have had the privilege of assisting, was selected as