Local Partners

Local Partners

Friends of the Ludington State Park | Volunteer group formed in 1994 dedicated to preserving, enhancing and promoting Ludington State Park.

Mason-Lake Conservation District | Mason and Western Lake Counties’ best resource for watershed & groundwater stewardship, wildlife habitat promotion, and soil preservation.

Pere Marquette Watershed Council | Dedicated to preserving the Pere Marquette River.

Sable Dunes Audubon Society | Mason County chapter since 1982 of the Michigan Audubon Society.

West Shore Community College | Offers a comprehensive general education curricula for the local community.

Information from Seminars Hosted by AFFEW

Freshwater Future | Works with the community towards a healthy future for the waters in our Great Lakes. Offers PFAS Test and Response Kits for residential use. More information about PFAS: Is PFAS in your drinking water? | PFAS Action Plan | What’s in a name? Would PFAS, by any other name be as toxic?

Going Green, Building Sustainably, and Growing the Triple Bottom Line | Future Fit Business Benchmark | Download the information presented by Norman Christopher on Going Green for Your Business in Ludington on April 22, 2019.

Native Plants and Vegetable Gardening in Michigan

A Way to Garden | Spring Garden Calculator

Black Cap Farm | Native nursery in Onekama, MI

Birdsfoot Native Nursery | Native plant nursery offering wholesale perennial wildflowers and grasses from MI genotypes, grown with pollinator friendly practices.

Go Beyond Beauty | Resource for garden professionals and others who exemplify business and landscaping practices that benefit and protect our region’s natural areas.

Plant It Wild | Information on native plants including a variety of Michigan resources.

Environmental Resources in Michigan

Community Sustainability Partnership | A regional guide about Grand Rapids working toward a triple Bottom Line.

Comprenew | A nonprofit electronics refurbisher and recycler, committed to giving your retired electronic devices new life, whenever possible located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Conservation Resource Alliance | Works with businesses, government and landowners in northwest lower Michigan to implement programs to enhance the habitat value and beauty of the region.

Ecocycle | Home for the Be Straw Free campaign and other recycling information.

Electronics Recycling and Data Security | Destroy data before refurbishing or reselling used electronic equipment

Environmental Working Group | A guide to navigating personal care product labels.

GreenHome Institute | Green Building Classes and Services

Michigan DNR | Your resource for outdoor activities in Michigan.

Michigan Nature Association | protects and maintains natural areas that contain examples of Michigan endangered and threatened flora, fauna, and other components of the natural environment.

Michigan Recycling Coalition | Michigan’s only dedicated statewide advocate for recycling and composting.

Northwest Invasive Species Network | Works with local partners to manage populations of invasive species that threaten northwest Michigan’s high-quality natural areas.

Recycle, Michigan™ | is a marketing campaign developed to raise awareness and participation in recycling programs across the state.

The Mesothelioma Center | Information on the dangers of handling asbestos and why it’s important to let professionals remove and dispose of it properly.

Water Stewardship for Michigan | is a partnership of organizations that provide educational assistance to Michigan’s residents to identify and reduce contamination risks to water and other natural resources.