A wide variety of programs are offered year-round for children, families and adults, along with school programs, Nature Preschool and Nature Day Camp.
CNC is also home to a complex of three restored 1870s log buildings. The Center offers free admission daily, except during major events. A native plant sale held each spring offers native genotype plants, advice and help with planning natural areas. Wildflower hikes throughout the year and The Garrett Arboretum of Michigan Trees and Shrubs encourage participants to learn about native plants. A rain garden, butterfly garden, parking lot bioswales, and the Wildflower Walkway with woodland species all feature native plants. The land and facilities staff strives to control invasive exotics.
Grand Rapids Dominican Sisters
2025 Fulton St
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
River City – Grand Rapids Area Chapter
The Kalamazoo Nature Center is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to inspire people to care for the environment by providing experiences that lead them to understand their connection to the natural world. The Kalamazoo Nature Center’s mission is to inspire businesses, golf courses, schools and private landowners to enhance wildlife habitat through native landscaping. Our Great Lakes Ecological Program offers services such as site evaluation, management plan development and implementation. Specializing in invasive species control and prescribed fire, the Great Lakes Ecological Management team has worked with government, non-profits, and private landowners to implement large and small-scale restoration activities.
Lemkin House Inc.
PO Box 51334
Kalamazoo, MI 49005
Kalamazoo Area Chapter
Mott Community College’s Green Initiatives Team was formed to advocate for recycling and sustainability issues on campus. The college has recycling available for paper and beverage containers, it hosts environmental speakers and groups on campus, and promotes the use of native plants in the first garden of its kind on school grounds. As part of its strategic initiatives to engage the community at large, Mott College helps to promote education and stewardship among its employees and students through service learning and outreach efforts and by hosting environmental groups on campus. These efforts are helping to improve the quality of life in a multicultural community.
Pierce Cedar Creek Institute
701 W Cloverdale Rd
Hastings, MI 49058
Kalamazoo Area Chapter
Set on 742 acres in rural Barry County in southwest Michigan, Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, a mix between an environmental education center, nature center, and biological field station, provides visitors with an opportunity for outdoor education and exposure to a blend of diverse habitats including wetlands, forests, streams, lakes and prairies. The mission of our non-profit organization is to promote environmental education, research, preservation and appreciation. For more information, directions, and to view a complete calendar of events please visit www.cedarcreekinstitute.org.
The purpose of Tomahawk Archers is to practice, protect and perpetuate the sport of archery and bow hunting within the community. Encourage good ethics and sportsmanship among all participants; cooperate with local, state and federal wildlife and conservation organizations in regards to land and wildlife management. To sponsor an indoor archery league, maintain a field course and conduct outdoor tournaments and games in accordance with the rules of Tomahawk Archers. At first glance, Tomahawk and Wild Ones working together might be a stretch. However after explaining Wild Ones mission, our entire membership is jumping on the natural movement and understanding its importance. We are located in the very fragmented Oak Openings region. We are working to removing invasive species throughout our property and opening up our prairies and woods so the natives may re-sprout.