When Rich and Kristin Perry purchased 10 acres just off the shores of the Flat River, their main goal was to build a house and have property to raise their family on.
Then their neighbor put his 50 acres of wooded riverfront land up for sale.
Since it was acquired four years ago, much has changed at The Highlands, an urban natural area protected in collaboration between the Land Conservancy and Blandford Nature Center. Once an abandoned golf course characterized by overgrown turf grass and non-native ornamental trees, the property has
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.
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
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 Eastern Glacial Corridor in a Q&A with LCWM Stewardship Director Justin Heslinga.
Can you speak to the ecological importance of the Eastern
Warm sand between your toes, bright sun on your skin, the whisper of the breeze blowing through marram grass—these are just a few of the ways a walk along the shore of Lake Michigan awakens the senses. These qualities of the shoreline have made it