• Saugatuck Harbor Natural Area

    Saugatuck Harbor Natural Area

    Hiking trails loop through the dunes, around wetlands, to the north shore of the Oxbow Lagoon, along the Kalamazoo River channel, and the Lake Michigan shoreline, offering scenic views at every turn.

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  • Maas Family Nature Preserve

    Maas Family Nature Preserve

    Maas Family Nature Preserve is a popular stop-off point for users of the White Pine Trail, particularly in May and June when the purple lupine is in full bloom.

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  • Pere Marquette Wild

    Pere Marquette Wild

    One of Michigan’s iconic and wild rivers is in peril. Donate today to help save the river and your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar thanks to a matching gift challenge put up by several anonymous friends of the river.

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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 creating natural areas, and helping private landowners protect their own land.

Protect

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

Enjoy

Providing training and tips to help people become better environmental stewards

Care

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

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

One of Michigan’s iconic and wild rivers is in peril. Uncontrolled development along the river presents numerous threats to the health of the river and wildlife that depends on it. These threats include pollution, stream-bank erosion, invasive species, and other issues that put the wild and natural qualities of the river and the watershed in jeopardy. We believe there is a solution.

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Painting at Maas Preserve

Preserved!

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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