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At the Land Conservancy of West Michigan, we work to keep nature nearby and help people protect, enjoy, and care for natural land in West Michigan. We conserve land by creating public nature preserves, providing support to governments creating natural areas, and helping private landowners protect their own land.  We also institute stewardship initiatives to care for the land and provide educational opportunities through workshops and field trips. Learn more.

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Harvest Moon Celebration - save-the-date- September 23, 2015

Harvest Moon Celebration 2015 scheduled for September 23

Save the date Our Harvest Moon Celebration will be held the evening of Wednesday, September 23, 2015. Join us and all our nature loving friends at the Hydrangea Blu Barn in Rockford.   Featuring Buffet dinner with harvest-inspired, locally sourced food and drinks. Live music Silent auction with nature-inspired experiences. A beautify country setting Mark…

Dr. Eldering - seated at the desk, holding the pen (Source - MLive, courtesy of Grand Rapids History & Special Collections, Archives, Grand Rapids Library

How are Piping Plovers and petri dishes connected?

In the game “Six Degrees of Separation” players are challenged to find the links between two seemly unrelated people or things with the fewest steps possible. In west Michigan, there is a very strong connection between petri dishes and plovers – and the Land Conservancy is right in the middle of it! Here’s how it…

Barred owl

“Who cooks for you?” asks the Barred Owl

“Who cooks for you?” This was the sound I heard last week when I was out in my backyard. (It was somewhat ironic since I was grilling at the time!) The question was actually coming from a Barred Owl. Of course, I doubt there was really any interest in my cooking, that’s just what they…

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