• Join us for Preserved!

    Join us for Preserved!

    Registration is now open for our Preserved! gallery openings this October. We hope you'll join us for these unique exhibitions featuring new artwork by 16 acclaimed artists capturing our protected natural areas!

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  • Volunteer with Us

    Volunteer with Us

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

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  • Celebrate the Dedication of Ottawa Sands

    Celebrate the Dedication of Ottawa Sands

    Join us on Tuesday, October 15 to celebrate the dedication of Ottawa Sands! There will be cider, donuts, naturalist-led hikes and more! 

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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.

Protect

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

Enjoy

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

Care

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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Projects

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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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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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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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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