We are looking forward to a really big 2018 here in Cass County!
Glad you stopped by to visit our website. We hope you will find information easily. Below is the latest blog post followed by links to important information and details of the programs available from our office – feel free to stop by at 1127 East State Street, Cassopolis to talk to us first hand about your areas of interest.
Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program
MAEAP-verified farms keep their land, water and air as healthy as the food they produce. They represent the highest standards of environmental stewardship and responsible agriculture.
MAEAP is a three-phrase process: 1) Education, 2) Risk assessment & management changes, 3) State of Michigan verification.
Look for MAEAP signs throughout the County. For more information about MAEAP verification contact our technician Erez Brandvain at 269-445-8641 x 5.
Cass County is a part of the SW x SW Corner Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area.
A CISMA is a partnership of federal, state, and local Government, agencies, tribes, individuals, and various interested groups that manage invasive species (or have a stake in managing) in a defined area.
Our new Outreach Educator, Kimberly Barton will be working to develop and implement outreach and education and further the overall CISMA goals of early detection, rapid response, and eradication of the targeted invasive species determined for our area.
Contact Kimberly at 269-445-8641 x 5 to learn more about invasive species, to learn about the MISIN app used to map invasive species in our area, to volunteer, or schedule a presentation to a group or organization.
Our tree sale catalog will be available soon.
Cass County Conservation District is funded by State & Local government grants/support, donations, program sponsorship, and product sales (plat books, trees and tree supplies). In order to better serve our community we need your support too.
Volunteers are an integral part of accomplishing the Conservation District goals. Assistance is needed at the office, with the invasive species program, stream monitoring projects, at special events, preparations for Tree Sale and more. Please consider donating some time to your local District. Call today to get on mail list and provide your contact information and areas of interest – we appreciate your concern for the environment and willingness to lend a hand.