West Michigan Cluster

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.

The Stewardship Network, The West Michigan Cluster covers Allegan, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, and Ottawa Counties.

Partners

Ada Township Parks and Recreation
Allegan Conservation District
Aquinas College-Biology Department
Black River Habitats
Blandford Nature Center
Calvin College Ecosystem Preserve
Calvin College Plaster Creek Stewards
Cardno/JFNew
Cascade Township
City of Ferrysburg
Enchanted Gardener
Fen View Design, LLC
Friends of Grand Rapids Parks
Gaines Township
GEI Consultants of Michigan, PC
Grand Valley State University
Groundswell
Gun Lake Tribe
Howard Christensen Nature Center
Izaak Walton League - Dwight Lydell Chapter
Kent Conservation District
Kent County Parks
Kitchel-Lindquist-Hartger Dune Preserve
Land Conservancy of West Michigan
Mecosta Conservation District
Michigan DNR - State Parks
Michigan Garden Clubs
Michigan Nature Assocation
Muskegon Conservation District
Muskegon Watershed Assembly
NIPP-Newaygo Invasive Plant project
North Country Trail Association
Oceana Conservation District
Ottawa Conservation District
Ottawa County Parks and Recreation Commission
Rogue River Watershed Partners
The Nature Conservancy in Michigan
US Forest Service - Baldwin Ranger Station
West Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative
West Michigan Regional Shoreline Development Commission
Wild Ones - River City Grand Rapids Chapter
Wittenbach/Wege Agriscience & Environmental Education Center

Contact us

Ginny Wanty
Kent County MSU Extension
wmc@stewardshipnetwork.org

Michael R. Bruggink
Fen View Design, LLC
wmc@stewardshipnetwork.org
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