Author:Land Conservancy

2022 Holiday Hike Challenge Results

This holiday season, many of you set out to find the big red holiday bows hanging on trees in 16 of the natural areas the Land Conservancy has helped protect. You travelled across West Michigan with your friends, family, and pets and discovered gorgeous natural places—some for the first time!  A hearty thanks to everyone who...

Sunrise at The Highlands

2022 Year In Review

The year 2022 brought many wonderful gifts and experiences for the Land Conservancy of West Michigan. Join us as we reflect on the year!  Land Protection Staff News April Scholtz retired from her position as Land Protection Director at the Land Conservancy of West Michigan after nearly 30...

Letter from the Executive Director

Fall is my favorite time of year, and observing the changing season got me thinking about nature and the transitions that occur in the natural world. In the autumn, plants move their energy into their roots in preparation for the period of rest ahead. The...

Groundbreaking restoration work at The Highlands

This summer, ground broke on one of the final pieces of the restoration work at The Highlands, a natural area protected in collaboration by the Land Conservancy and Blandford Nature Center.   Construction began on the stream daylighting project in early July. The project will bring...

April Scholtz and her husband John stand before a lake at Ottawa Sands County Park

Land Protection Director April Scholtz retires

The Land Conservancy of West Michigan would not be the organization it is today without April Scholtz, who retired this spring after a nearly 30-year tenure as its Land Protection Director.    April was the Land Conservancy’s first and longest-serving employee. She was hired as LCWM’s...

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