Published Photo

Phil Kaatz

Lapeer County Michigan State University (MSU) Extension collaborates with the Rockford Map Publishers, Inc. to publish a county plat book every two to three years as a fundraiser for 4-H and other MSU Extension programming. The plat books provide up to date information as a guide for private land ownership.

The plat book was published in September 2019 for print sale in book form. The books are available for sale from Lapeer County MSU Extension and several other county governmental offices. The plat book is also available as an eBook at the following website:
There have been 408 books sold as of March 2020.

The photo by Phil Kaatz captures the natural beauty and serenity of a spring day in Lapeer County. Any road or highway in Lapeer County may have a burst of stunning landscape around the bend to highlight a field of cover crop. The photo was taken with a Canon EOS Rebel T2i using an EFS 18-55mm lens in early June 2019.
Two photos were submitted as possible options for the book cover and both were used by the graphics editor for the final cover design.