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!
Hemlock Woolly Adelgid
Our Hemlock Woolly Adelgid work in Mason County was recently featured in the "Points North" segment on Interlochen Public Radio. Listen to the the Segment here! https://www.interlochenpublicradio.org/post/points-north-finding-hemlock-killer
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 in the past year. The 2020 Volunteer of the Year is being
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
Dedicated Volunteers Persevere through Pandemic
Every year, the Conservation District relies on the help and generosity of dozens of volunteers to accomplish major projects and carry out events. It is a fun and rewarding way to meet new people and support conservation in our community.