Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP)

The Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program is an innovative, proactive program that helps farms of all sizes and all commodities voluntarily prevent or minimize agricultural pollution risks.

You can earn:

  • Recognition as a top steward in the community
  • Regulatory protections
  • Preferred consideration for technical assistance and cost share
  • An enduring sense of accomplishment and pride

We promise:

  • The program is 100% confidential, guaranteed by state law
  • We will treat you and your business with respect
  • We will help you with the paperwork and the process
  • We will help you leave a legacy for your children

MAEAP recognition is:

  • Achievable. Nearly 6,100 farms have earned this designation already
  • Something to be proud of. Be among the top 5% of farms who have earned this designation so far


The Blue Water CD has two MAEAP Technicians to service St. Clair (Emily) and Sanilac (John) Counties.

Request a free farm site visit at michigan.gov/mdard/environment/maeap

Learn more about MAEAP at the Blue Water Conservation District and about cost-share here.