Conservation Tag

Fall Trail Building Workshop

Join us for a free hands-on workshop focused on the basics of trail building. Learn how thoughtful trail design keeps our communities, streams, and natural areas healthy. Local experts will cover proper tool selection, trail design, and building techniques to help you create or reimagine...

Preserved! LaFontsee Galleries Opening (Grand Rapids)

For the past eight months, 16 artists with ties to West Michigan have been visiting natural areas protected by the Land Conservancy. Using diverse approaches, these painters, photographers, ceramicists and fiber artists have crafted pieces capturing the vibrant natural surroundings found in the protected lands....

Ottawa Sands Dedication

In July, the Land Conservancy of West Michigan was able to pay off the outstanding mortgage and transfer its portion of Ottawa Sands to Ottawa County Parks, completing the park system’s acquisition of the scenic property. Generous support from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund,...

Saugatuck Sunset Hike

Named one of America’s best beaches, the sands of Saugatuck have called travelers far and wide to enjoy its clean shoreline, squeaky sand, stunning dunes, and beautiful sunsets. Join The Nature Conservancy and the Land Conservancy of West Michigan for a guided hike as we...

Preserved! Frauenthal Center Gallery Opening (Muskegon)

For the past eight months, 16 artists with ties to West Michigan have been visiting natural areas protected by the Land Conservancy. Using diverse approaches, these painters, photographers, ceramicists and fiber artists have crafted pieces capturing the vibrant natural surroundings found in the protected lands....

Teresa O’Brien finds healing in nature

PRESERVED! Artist Interview Series Teresa O’Brien grew up immersed in art and aesthetic. Her childhood home in St. Louis, Missouri, was filled with paintings done by her grandfather, an architect by profession and a watercolorist by passion.  “Creativity was part of what I lived and breathed,” O’Brien said. [caption...

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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