In 1976, four dedicated volunteers met to lay out a plan that would identify, protect, and care for West Michigan’s Natural areas. The organization that was born was named the Natural Areas Conservancy of West Michigan (NACOWMI) and they immediately set out with lofty goals. Early projects included several conservation agreements, Saul Lake Bog, Lake Breeze natural area and an addition to the Saugatuck State Park.
In 1997, the name was changed to The Land Conservancy of West Michigan and the projects continue to grow. Today, we are an accredited land trust with an office in Grand Rapids, governed by a board of directors, and operated by a professional staff.