Are you or your organization interested in learning more about the West Michigan Conservation Network  or becoming a partner?  Keep reading!

The West Michigan Conservation Network (WMCN) is a partnership of environmental groups, educational institutions, governmental organizations, and private citizens working to conserve and enhance our natural communities.

WMCN is working to achieve its goals by:
1. Maintaining and/or improving the health and resilience of natural communities through ecosystem restoration, invasive species management and other complementary approaches.
2. Increasing public environmental understanding to encourage shared value for vibrant, functional ecosystems and by increasing partner capacity and expertise to benefit all regional conservation work.
3. Supporting sustainable organizational structure and function through partner engagement, internal and external Collaborative communication, and project management.

(For more detail on WMCN’s desired outcomes and the strategies we are employing to achieve them, please review our Strategic Plan.)

If our goals, strategies and outcomes align with your organization’s or personal mission, then joining the WMCN will likely be mutually beneficial!

You may also be a “fit” for WMCN because you or your organization are involved in protecting, restoring or managing natural lands and waters within our seven county service area – Allegan, Kent, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana and Ottawa. Or, perhaps, you are simply interested in what is being done to address conservation challenges in west Michigan.

Whatever the reason, we encourage you to consider contacting us to learn more and get involved. If you are still on the fence about joining, consider asking one of our existing partners about the benefits they have received from from participating. There is no cost to join us, and participation is as simple as attending partner meetings. Beyond that, your level of involvement is completely up to you!

Now, more than ever, protecting our lands and waters requires cooperation and collaboration.  We appreciate your interest!

To learn more click here to view our ‘Why Be a Partner’ PDF or contact us at