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2021 in Review

In 2021, we continued to be amazed by your outstanding support for the protection and care of West Michigan's natural areas. Please join us in reflecting on an incredible year for land conservation! Land Protection The Land Conservancy is proud to have supported the permanent protection of...

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...

Asters and goldenrod

Whether you ask an artist or a biologist, both will tell you that Canada Goldenrod and New England Asters are perfectly paired. Read a guest blog by Maisie Wiler about the unique relationship between these wildflowers....

Remembering Valerino Castro

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Valerino Castro, a man who played a pivotal role in the establishment of the Land Conservancy’s first nature preserve.  Valerino and his wife Maria owned the land that is now Saul Lake Bog Nature Preserve. Under their care, the land...

Taking on Oak Wilt

If you have recently hiked through Saul Lake Bog Nature Preserve, you may have noticed that some of the trees bear blue or red markings.  If you guessed that those markings denote trees that will be removed, you are right. Unfortunately, oak wilt has been discovered on the preserve and has already killed dozens of oaks. The disease will continue to spread without action, and that...

Legacy: Spring Newsletter 2021

The work of a land trust is inextricably linked to legacy. Tasked with protecting natural lands in perpetuity, we are ensuring that the world we leave behind includes spaces where plants, wildlife and humans alike can thrive. Land Conservancy supporters are creating this legacy—whether they...

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