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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.

Cost Share Program in Cass County

District Board of Director Meeting Dates

Click here to view Fall 2017 Newsletter



MAEAP

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.

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SW x SW Corner CISMA

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.

The Regional Coordinator Eleanor Serocki will continue 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 Cass as well as Berrien and Vanburen Counties.

Contact Eleanor at 269-269-657-4030 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.

Bill Westrate is our local volunteer and invasive specialist who will be dropping by the office every Wednesday to answer questions about invasives and help identify plants and insects. Call 269-445-8641 x 5 and ask to leave a message for Bill so, he can connect with you if you are stumped about some new species on your property.

Learn More about the CISMA and the Target Invasive Species

2018 TREE SALE

Our 2019 tree sale catalog will be available early in 2019.

 

 

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Next Steps…

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.


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