Water Stewardship Program
Water Stewardship Program (MGSP) is designed to reduce the risks
of water contamination associated wit the use of pesticides and
nitrogen fertilizers. The MGSP is voluntary, locally driven and designed
to address the concerns of individuals by maintaining a focus on the financial
and technical constraints which drive real world decisions.
The program is funded through fees that are assessed on sales of pesticides
and nitrogen fertilizers.
There are 3 major benefits to participating in the Michigan Water
free on farm assessment of groundwater contamination risk. This is done
through a series of fact sheets and work sheets called Farm-A-Syst. (FAS)
The whole process is confidential and the FAS book stays on the farm.
Certified pesticide applicators can earn up to 6 renewal credits by
completing a Farm-A-Syst.
Plan Tubes for storing directions in case of an accidental or natural
disaster and Anti-Backflow Devices - free to participants.
Cost Share - Once a farmer completes a FAS and decides to make changes
to reduce the risk of water contamination on his farm he is eligible
to apply for cost share.
The water program technician services Lenawee, Monroe and Washtenaw
counties and is housed in Lenawee Conservation District, located at
1100 Sutton Rd.
Adrian, MI 49221
FAX to: 517-265-9121
Or you can contact the Water Stewardship Program technician for
Lenawee, Monroe, and Washtenaw via email at: