• This fall, take a break with us!

    This fall, take a break with us!

    With your health and safety in mind, we are not hosting our fall event this year. Instead, we're inviting you to take the night off. But you can still show us your support!

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  • Back the Dunes!

    Back the Dunes!

    The Land Conservancy has a chance to add 43 acres of forested dune habitat to Flower Creek Dunes Nature Preserve, more than doubling its current size. You can help!

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  • Strategic Conservation Plan

    Strategic Conservation Plan

    The Land Conservancy has developed its first-ever Strategic Conservation Plan—a proactive approach to protecting natural areas in West Michigan for the next 10-15 years.

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  • A note on COVID-19

    A note on COVID-19

    We have made a few changes to our regular operations to ensure our staff and volunteers remain safe while furthering our mission to keep nature nearby.

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  • Make a gift to the Land Conservancy!

    Make a gift to the Land Conservancy!

    Support keeping nature nearby in West Michigan. Make a donation to the Land Conservancy of West Michigan today!


  • Volunteer with Us

    Volunteer with Us

    Join us for Second Saturday Workdays and help us take care of our preserves.

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Keeping Nature Nearby

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 communities and local governments in creating natural areas, and helping private landowners protect their own land.


Working with families & communities to protect the land close to their hearts


Offering natural places for the enjoyment of residents and visitors to West Michigan


Providing training and tips to help people become better environmental stewards

Help protect and care for the forests, streams, and prairies throughout West Michigan

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Back the Dunes!

With your help, we have a chance to once again double the size of Flower Creek Dunes Nature Preserve and protect the world of mystery on the other side of its dunes!

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Wildflower Guide

The guide includes 30 native species with descriptions, bloom times and locations. The guide is interactive with links between pages and outbound links for further information on the flowers and is formatted for easy use on mobile phones.

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Citizen Photo Monitoring

Signs installed at five different nature preserves will help you to capture pictures of a changing landscape. Your pictures will be used to monitor the progress of volunteers and staff who have worked tirelessly to remove invasive species, restore native plants and help create healthy ecosystems for wildlife and people to enjoy.

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With the sweep of a brush or click of a camera, a moment and a place in time is preserved. It is through art that we understand the past and inspire the future. And it is through conservation that the special natural areas that surround us in West Michigan are preserved forever for future generations to visit and enjoy. Through Preserved!, the Land Conservancy of West Michigan partners with local artists to raise awareness of the importance of conserving West Michigan’s natural areas.

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