Invasive Species Program

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

Community Pride

Help clean up our community, beaches and remove invasive species. By contributing a little time, we can all make a difference. Thanks for helping 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.

Native Plant Sale

Help protect our species by gardening with native plants! AFFEW will offer a variety of native plants for sale in early June. These important plant species provide nectar, pollen, and seeds that serve as food for insects, birds and animals. They also require minimal maintenance and water.

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 are currently working with Foster School 5th graders on various projects.


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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