West Michigan Conservation Network

Description: The West Michigan Conservation Network (WMCN) is a collection of organizations and individuals who are working together to address conservation issues in seven West Counties. The area covered are Allegan, Kent, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, and Ottawa Counties.

https://wmconservation.net/

Focus: The West Michigan Conservation Network (WMCN) is a partnership of environmental groups, educational institutions, governmental organizations, and private citizens working to conserve and enhance our natural communities. WMCN will achieve this goal by:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Supporting sustainable organizational structure and function through partner engagement, internal and external Network communication, and project management.

Contact Information

If you are interested in getting involved with the WMCN or have any questions, feel free to contact Drew Rayner at wmconservationnetwork@gmail.com or (616) 402-9608

West Michigan Conservation Network 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/

Calvin College Plaster Creek Stewards

Cannon Township
https://www.cannontwp.org/

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

City of Ferrysburg

Cornerstone University
https://www.cornerstone.edu/

East Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation
http://www.eastgr.org/index.aspx?NID=157

Enchanted Gardener

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 Metropolitan Council
http://www.gvmc.org/

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

Gun Lake Tribe

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

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

Kent Conservation District
http://kentconservation.org

Kent County Parks
http://www.kentcountyparks.org

Kent County Parks Foundation
http://www.kcpf.org/

Kitchel-Lindquist-Hartger Dune Preserve

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

Mecosta Conservation District
http://mecostacd.org/

Michigan Garden Clubs
http://michigangardenclubs.org/

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

Michigan State University Extension
http://msue.anr.msu.edu/

Montcalm Conservation District
http://montcalmcd.org/

Muskegon Community College
http://www.muskegoncc.edu/

Muskegon Conservation District
http://muskegoncd.org/

Muskegon Watershed Assembly

Native Edge, LLC
http://nativedgeco.com/

NIPP-Newaygo Invasive Plant project
https://www.facebook.com/nipp.edrr/

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

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

Ottawa Conservation District
http://www.ottawacd.org

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

Outdoor Discovery Center- Macatawa Greenway
http://outdoordiscovery.org/

Rogue River Watershed Partners

Trout Unlimited
http://www.tu.org/

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

West Michigan Environmental Action Council
http://wmeac.org/

West Michigan Regional Shoreline Development Commission

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&