Invasive Species Program

Help remove and treat invasive species at Cartier Park! With the support from the City of Ludington and the North Country CISMA, volunteers work to treat a variety of invasive species like Garlic Mustard, Japanese Knotweed, Barberry and Oriental Bittersweet.

U Dig It Community Garden!

Grow your own vegetables in a organic and sustainable environment. We provide everything but the plants and seeds to meet your gardening goals! Produce is also donated to help support food security in our community.

Household Hazardous Waste Day

Mason County Road Commission Building, Scottville, Michigan | On the 3rd Saturday in August, AFFEW partners with the Mason-Lake Conservation District to collect hazardous waste. Participation for Mason County residents is free. Visit the Mason-Lake Conservation District’s website for a list of accepted items.

Microplastics in the Great Lakes

It’s Plastic Free July! Learn more about ways you can make a difference and view a video presentation on microplastics. Learn about the harmful effects it has on our health and the damage it has on the Great Lakes and aquatic environment.



Get Involved

AFFEW Programs & Activities


Over the years AFFEW has held numerous presentations on environmental concerns, workshops and balanced forums. We also work with local businesses to encourage sustainable practices and partner with U Dig It Community Garden’s summer youth Dig It! program.


AFFEW partners with several local organizations to maintain sustainable practices and address environmental concerns. By building relationships, we are able to make a difference within the community by providing education, volunteers and support.

Earth Day

Join AFFEW for our annual Earth Day celebration! The day will include workshops, kid’s activities, a family hike and green enterprise booths. A variety of raffles will take place throughout the day and food will be available for purchase. A must do!

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Recycling Resources in Mason County – FRONT PAGE

Recycling Resources in Mason County

The Mason County area has a wide variety of businesses that will recycle or repurpose unwanted items. Your participation will help keep these items out of landfills and have less impact on our natural resources. Click the button on the top left of the map to view a legend of businesses by category. Please contact us if you are aware of other local businesses that provide recycling services.

Green Business Front Page

Get Local with Green Businesses

The Mason County area has several businesses that follow sustainable practices. AFFEW commends these businesses that show a concern about our environment and community. Click the button on the top left of the map to view a legend of businesses by category. We are always interested in hearing about other area businesses that should be added to this map.   

Events in Mason County Michigan

Environmentally Friendly Events

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