Michigan Turfgrass Environmental Stewardship Program
"The Michigan Turfgrass Environmental Stewardship Program is intended to organize efforts of the turfgrass industry, state agencies, Michigan State University (MSU), and environmental advocacy groups to advance the environmental stewardship of the turfgrass industry and to recognize environmental achievements. The program was developed at MSU with support from the Michigan Turfgrass Foundation, Golf Association of Michigan, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and Michigan Department of Agriculture. Over the past seven years, the Michigan Groundwater Stewardship Program has provided the base funding to develop the program."
In October 2009, the Albion College made history by receiving certifications from the Michigan Turfgrass Environmental Stewardship Program (MTESP) and the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP). Albion College is the first higher education institution in Michigan to earn these state certifications.
Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program
"The mission of Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) is 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."