Our 50+ Partner organizations are the driving force behind many community projects. The following are just a sampling of the great work!


  • The Highlands

    The Land Conservancy of West Michigan and Blandford Nature Center are partnering to transform the 121-acre former Highlands Golf Club in northwest Grand Rapids into a natural area for community recreation and education.

  • Lake Sturgeon Restoration

    The Gun Lake Tribe is working with state and federal agencies to help protect and increase the population of Kalamazoo River lake sturgeon.

  • Save MI Hemlocks

    West Michigan Conservation Network partners are teaming up to launch efforts to control and eradicate Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA). HWA is a devastating invasive species now established in Michigan that has damaged forests along the eastern coast of the United States over the past decade.

  • Michigan Dune Alliance

    Protecting the Eastern shores of Lake Michigan is the number one goal of the Michigan Dune Alliance. With an 'Early detection/Rapid Response' approach to invasive species management, the group is doing groundbreaking work on habitat restoration in the 75,000 acres they oversee.

  • Plaster Creek Stewards

    Calvin College faculty, staff and students are leading efforts, along side Grand Rapids groups and individuals, in helping to heal long-neglected Plaster Creek.