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    We are creating a strategic conservation plan and we need your help. Share why you value land conservation by taking our 4-minute survey!

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    Learn all about wildflowers to look for in West Michigan with our handy wildflower guide.

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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

The Highlands

The Highlands is a collaborative project between the Land Conservancy and Blandford Nature Center. It is located in the heart of Grand Rapids at the former Highlands Golf Club and is currently undergoing planning and restoration.

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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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147
Properties
11453
Acres
75
Miles of Shoreline
8
Counties Served

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