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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.

Latest News

Land Conservancy Elects New Board Members and Officers

The Land Conservancy of West Michigan is pleased to announce the election of the following to the organization’s Board of Directors: Suzanne DeVries-Zimmerman, Frank Dunten, Gary Greer, Michael Julien, and Bob VanStright. Suzanne DeVries-Zimmerman is a lecturer in the Geological and Environmental Sciences Department at Hope College. Her experience and research focuses on sand dunes…

Registration Now Open for Harvest Moon Celebration

Registration is now open for the Harvest Moon Celebration, a special event for Land Conservancy members, friends, and fellow nature lovers. The Harvest Moon Celebration will be held on Thursday, September 4, at the Hydrangea Blu Barn in Rockford, Michigan.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. The event will feature a strolling dinner, live music, a…

Help Establish Anderson Woods Nature Preserve in Muskegon County!

At the Land Conservancy, we have the opportunity to establish a new public nature preserve near Duck Lake State Park in Muskegon County. This forested natural area that is centrally located to Muskegon, Whitehall, and Montague will include a trail system that is wheelchair and stroller accessible. We need help from our members and the…

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