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MLCD logo 200We’re  celebrating over 75 years of being Mason and Western Lake Counties’ best resource for watershed & groundwater stewardship, wildlife habitat promotion, and soil preservation. Join the party & learn about volunteer opportunities and how you can conserve natural resources on your land!

The mission of the Mason-Lake Conservation District is to provide leadership, technical assistance and education to
aid individuals, groups, and units of government in conserving, improving and sustaining our natural resources and environment

Fish Days - 06/11/20

Mason-Lake Conservation District is hosting Fish Day on June 11th, 11am – 1pm at the Conservation District office in Scottville. Fish Day is a great opportunity to re-stock a home pond with young fish for habitat and population improvement or fishing purposes.

Fish species available this year include rainbow trout, hybrid sunfish, largemouth bass, channel catfish, yellow perch and fathead minnows.

All fish are provided by Harrietta Hills Trout Farm and must be ordered by June 4th in order to be ready for pick-up at Fish Day on the June 11th. Orders can be placed with Harrietta Hills Trout Farm by phone (877)389-2514 or online at Fish arrive in the hatchery fish truck and will be placed in oxygen bags with oxygen to be transported to their new homes. Participants are encouraged to bring a 5-gallon bucket for every 25 fish they are taking home. The Conservation District stresses that fish are intended for private pond use and cannot be connected to or released into Michigan Public Waters without a permit from the Department of Natural Resources.

Conservation District staff will be available at the event to discuss habitat restoration opportunities, ongoing projects and invasive species management. For more information, call 231-757-3707 ext. 5 or visit The Conservation District office is located at 655 N. Scottville Rd.

Mason-Lake Conservation District will adhere to all social distancing guidelines set by the Center for Disease Control and executive order 2020-92. Please keep six feet apart and wear proper personal protective equipment. To avoid large gatherings, please remember that you can stop in to pick up your order at any time between 11am and 1pm; you need not arrive right at 11am.

Click here for a flyer with additional details.

Photo Caption: Harrietta Hills Trout Farm fish truck distributing fish to new owners

Photo Credit: Harrietta Hills Trout Farm