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Grace Houseal finds her calling through volunteering

[caption id="attachment_16419" align="alignright" width="307"] Grace Houseal holds Charlie the groundhog while volunteering at the Wildlife Rehab Center.[/caption] For Grace Houseal, volunteering with the Land Conservancy of West Michigan opened up a world of possibility. Houseal moved to Grand Rapids from Midland, Michigan to pursue a degree in...

A look back on 2019

With the help of our supporters and volunteers, 2019 was a great year at the Land Conservancy of West Michigan. As we embark on the new year, we want to reflect on last year’s achievements. Join us in looking back on what we have accomplished...

Is There a Watkins in You?

A Year-End Message from Executive Director Joe Engel In 1851, ten years before the Civil War, 22-year-old Carleton Watkins left Oneonta, New York and headed west to seek his fortune after hearing about the discovery of gold in California. After a long journey across the breadth of...

Of Exploration and Observation

The following post is from Preserved! artist Thomas Hegewald. Learn more about the Preserved! program and purchase tickets to the gallery openings this fall here.  By Thomas Hegewald I had a plan this summer. Since becoming acquainted with The Highlands last summer, and thus the Land Conservancy...

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