Author:Marie Orttenburger

Thomas Hegewald’s images tell stories

[caption id="attachment_15531" align="alignright" width="450"] Thomas Hegewald pictured at The Highlands. Image by Thomas Hegewald[/caption] During a tour of a Scotland nature preserve in 2018, photographer Thomas Hegewald witnessed first hand the healing effect restoration projects can have on a landscape. The land he was touring had...

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2019 Native Plant Sales in West Michigan

We are finally inching toward more spring-like conditions here in West Michigan, and what better way to usher them in than with some daydreaming about native plant gardening? There are already sales happening throughout our service area. Browse plant catalogs, place your orders and mark...

Working together to protect Hamlin Lake

Sand dunes, forests, wetlands, and streams—all contribute to the character and appeal of Hamlin Lake. Located just north of Ludington, this 5,000 acre lake is fed by the Big Sable River. In recent months, two separate conservation projects collectively protected over 300 acres of the...

Save Michigan Hemlocks

The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) is an invasive species that has devastated the hemlock forests in the southeast United States. It was first detected in West Michigan in 2016 and now threatens the hemlocks of our own lakeshore and northern forests. The known extent of HWA...

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