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About Us

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Service Area

Allegan, Kent, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, and Ottawa counties (Michigan)

About Us

The West Michigan Conservation Network (WMCN) is a partnership of environmental groups, educational institutions, governmental organizations, and private citizens working together to conserve and enhance our natural communities. The ultimate goal of the West Michigan Network is a sustainable, healthy natural habitat, benefiting both the native organisms and the people of West Michigan.

WCMN focus areas include: Maintaining and/or improving the health and resilience of natural communities by implementing and facilitating ecosystem restoration, utilizing invasive species management and other complementary approaches; Increasing public environmental understanding to encourage shared value for vibrant, functional ecosystems as well as increasing partner capacity and expertise to benefit all regional conservation work; Supporting sustainable organizational structure and function through partner engagement, internal and external Network communication, and project management.

Participating Organizations

(Calvin University) Plaster Creek Stewards, Ada Township Parks & Recreation, Adopt-A-Hemlock, Allegan Conservation District, Aquinas College, Black River Habitats, Blandford Nature Center, Caledonia Community Schools, Calvin University Ecosystem Preserve & Native Gardens, Cascade Township Parks, City of East Grand Rapids, City of Ferrysburg, City of Kentwood Parks and Recreation Department, Cornerstone University (Biology Department), Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, GEI Consultants of Michigan, Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation, Grand Valley State University, Groundswell, Gun Lake Tribe, Izaak Walton League – Dwight Lydell Chapter, Kent Conservation District, Kent County Parks, Kitchel-Lindquist-Hartger Dunes Preserve, Land Conservancy of West Michigan, Lower Grand River Organization of Watersheds, Michigan DNR Parks and Recreation Division, Michigan Garden Clubs, Michigan Nature Association, Michigan State University Extension, MiEcoBuzz, Montcalm Area Master Gardener Association, Montcalm Conservation District, Muskegon CC Institute of Agricultural Technology, Muskegon Conservation District, Muskegon River Watershed Assembly, Native Edge LLC, Native Plant Guild, Newaygo Invasive Plants Project, North Country Trail Association, Oceana Conservation District, Ottawa Conservation District, Ottawa County Parks, Outdoor Discovery Center – Macatawa Greenway, Parshall Tree Service, Revery Studio, Rogue River Watershed Partners, Stantec, The Nature Conservancy, The Stewardship Network, The Sunhart Center of Design & Design, Trout Unlimited, U.S. Forest Service, West Michigan Environmental Action Council, West Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative, West Michigan Regional Shoreline Initiative, Wild Ones– River City Chapter, Wittenbach Wege Center.