Author: Land Conservancy

Water: Fall Newsletter 2021

This fall's newsletter is centered around all the ways land conservation supports the quality of our watersheds. In this issue, you'll read about the Land Conservancy's strategy for protecting West Michigan's Big Forests & Wild Rivers, a project to daylight an underground stream at The

Focal Region Feature: Big Forests & Wild Rivers

The Land Conservancy of West Michigan’s Strategic Conservation Plan identifies three regions where we will focus conservation efforts. In this article, we explore the Big Forests & Wild Rivers region in a Q&A with LCWM Conservation Easement Stewardship Specialist Nick Sanchez.  Why is the Big Forests

Return to daylight

Work will soon start on the next chapter of restoration at The Highlands. The collaboration between the Land Conservancy and Blandford Nature Center to transform the former golf course into an accessible, natural space with restored habitat continues with a first for both organizations: daylighting

Volunteer Spotlight: Karen Andrus

During the week, Karen Andrus works as an environmental engineer for Steelcase. On the second Saturday of every month, there’s a good chance you can find her on a Land Conservancy nature preserve, equipped with work gloves and whatever tools the day’s tasks require.  A long-time

Volunteer Spotlight: Bob Synk & Theresa Pawloski

Every Second Saturday, the Land Conservancy invites volunteers to help with various stewardship activities on its preserves. If you’ve attended one of these events recently, there’s a good chance you were working alongside Bob Synk and Theresa Pawloski. Bob and Theresa are frequent volunteers at