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


  • Ottawa Sands County Park

    There is an interesting story about how Ottawa Sands County Park became the newest addition to the Ottawa County Parks system.  The 345-acre property, tucked between North Ottawa Dunes County Park and City of Grand Haven Open Space, was formerly used for sand mining but has been inactive in recent

  • Chief Hazy Cloud Park

    Kent County Parks is currently working on a long-term project to nearly triple the size of Chief Hazy Cloud Park.  The expansion, which has been part of the Kent County Parks Master Plan for more than two decades should be completed over the next 18 months. Chief Hazy Cloud Park,

  • 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.

  • Grand River Greenway

    For Ottawa County Parks, the end goal is in sight! The Grand River Greenway is an amazing example of a vision coming to life through extraordinary public/private cooperation.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.