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.

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/

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://kentconservation.org

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

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/

Muskegon Conservation District
http://muskegoncd.org/

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/

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

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&

City of Ferrysburg

Gun Lake Tribe

Calvin College Plaster Creek Stewards

Enchanted Gardener

Kitchel-Lindquist-Hartger Dune Preserve

Muskegon Watershed Assembly

Rogue River Watershed Partners

West Michigan Regional Shoreline Development Commission

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

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

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

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

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

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

Montcalm Conservation District
http://montcalmcd.org/

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

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

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

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

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