Keeping Your Water Clean
Christopher D. Anderson
Charlevoix, Emmet, and Otsego Counties
Charlevoix Conservation District
303 North Street
Boyne City, MI 49712
Available Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 8AM to 4:30PM.
To develop and implement a proactive environmental assurance program
ensuring that Michigan farmers are engaging in cost-effective pollution
prevention practices and working to comply with state and federal
environmental regulations. It is an innovative, proactive program that helps
farms of all sizes and all commodities voluntarily prevent or minimize
agricultural pollution risks.
MAEAP was developed by a coalition of farmers, commodity groups, state and
federal agencies, and conservation and environmental groups to provide a
venue for farmers to become better educated about management options in
order to help protect and enhance the quality of natural resources. It is not a
government or regulatory program, but rather a partnership effort unified for
the protection of natural resources and advancement of positive community
and neighbor relations.
With confidentiality guaranteed by law, MAEAP provides a structure under
which Michigan farmers can be assured they are effectively following all current
Right to Farm Generally Accepted Agricultural Management Practices
(GAAMPs) and are working to comply with state and federal environmental laws
specific to each system of the program.