Partner Projects

Our Partners are working together to educate the public about environmental issues and encourage the residents of West Michigan to value healthy ecosystems.  Take a look at some of the great work they are engaged in.


Native Plant Guild

The Native Plant Guild (NPG) is an alliance of local businesses and organizations that offers West Michigan a variety of ecological landscaping services.  It began as an idea, a seed.  A Seed GerminatesNative plants begin small, but work together to improve water quality,…

Kent Conservation District

Did you know that Michigan’s Conservation Districts are unique local units of state government that utilize state, federal and private sector resources to solve today’s conservation problems? Each Conservation District encourages landowners, citizens and governing communities to turn to it…

Save MI Hemlocks

Background  West Michigan Conservation Network partners are teaming up to launch efforts to control and eradicate Hemlock Woolly Adelgid. Funding for the work in West Michigan has been obtained by a grant distributed through the EPA’s Great Lakes Restoration. Grant…

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. The property adjoins Blandford and the purchase will essentially double the size…