West Michigan Cluster

West Michigan Cluster

Service Area: Allegan, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, and Ottawa Counties

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Goal: Formed in 2006, the West Michigan Cluster of the Stewardship Network is a sustainable and effective collaboration of environmental groups, educational institutions, governmental organizations, and private citizens working to conserve and enhance our natural communities through ecosystem restoration and public education.

To achieve this goal, the WMC has implemented a vision for regional conservation utilizing the following strategies:

  • 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 driving engagement to assist in protecting those values.
  • Supporting sustainable organizational structure and function through targeted outreach, effective partnership engagement, and efficient resource and data management.
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West Michigan Cluster Contact Information

Do you have any questions regarding the West Michigan Cluster? If so, please don't hesitate to ask! Contact the West Michigan Cluster Coordinator Ginny Wanty (Volunteer) by email at: wmc@stewardshipnetwork.org

West Michigan Cluster Partner Organizations

Allegan Conservation District
http://allegancd.org/

Aquinas College-Biology Department
http://www.aquinas.edu/biology/

Black River Habitats
http://www.blackriverhabitats.com/

Blandford Nature Center
http://www.blandfordnaturecenter.org/

Calvin College Ecosystem Preserve
http://www.calvin.edu/academic/eco-preserve/

Cascade Township
http://www.cascadetwp.com/

Fen View Design, LLC
http://fenview-design.com/

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks
http://www.friendsofgrparks.org/

GEI Consultants of Michigan, PC
http://www.geiconsultants.com/locations

Grand Valley State University
http://www.gvsu.edu

Howard Christensen Nature Center
http://kentconservation.org/

Izaak Walton League - Dwight Lydell Chapter
http://www.michiganikes.org/

Kent Conservation District
http://kentcd.org/

Land Conservancy of West Michigan
http://www.naturenearby.org/

Mecosta Conservation District
http://mecostacd.org/

Michigan Department of Natural Resources
http://www.michigan.gov/dnr

Michigan Garden Clubs
http://michigangardenclubs.org/

Michigan Nature Assocation
http://www.michigannature.org/

Muskegon Conservation District
http://muskegoncd.org/

North Country Trail Association
http://northcountrytrail.org/

Oceana Conservation District
http://www.oceanaconservation.org/

Ottawa County Conservation District
http://northcountrytrail.org/

Ottawa County Parks and Recreation Commission
http://www.miottawa.org/parks/

US Forest Service - Baldwin Ranger Station
http://www.fs.usda.gov/hmnf

West Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative
http://www.glstewardship.org/About/RegionalHubs/WestMichiganGreatLakes.aspx

Wild Ones - River City Grand Rapids Chapter
http://rivercitywildones.org/

Wittenbach/Wege Agriscience & Environmental Education Center
http://www.lowellschools.com/education/school/school.php?sectionid=1149&