West Michigan members

West Michigan is home to some the oldest and newest environmental organizations in our state. All are working diligently to protect it.

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Dwight Lydell Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America

The Dwight Lydell Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America seeks to conserve, maintain, protect and restore the natural resources of the Michigan. It does so through educational and recreational opportunities in and around its Belmont location. 

Environment Kalamazoo

This coalition of southwest Michigan groups promotes an environment beneficial to life through protection and wise management of natural resources in the public interest, recognizing the interrelationships of air quality, energy, land use, waste management and water resources.

Kalamazoo Climate Crisis Coalition

This group of people and groups mobilizes collective action to achieve immediate and drastic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and adoption of renewable energy. It does so by grounding itself in social, racial, economic, and environmental justice.

Kalamazoo River Watershed Council

The Kalamazoo River Watershed Council works collaboratively with its neighbors, government agencies, local officials and businesses to improve and protect the health of the Kalamazoo River, its tributaries and its watershed.

Michigan Land Trustees, Inc.

Michigan Land Trustees seeks to revitalize rural and urban communities by promoting responsible land use and the development of localized food and energy systems. It is based in Bangor.

Newaygo County Environmental Coalition

What began in 2008 as Recycling for Newaygo County has grown to an organization that supports local sustainability and conservation that creates healthy lands, waters, and skies now and for the future. It brings individuals, communities, and other organizations together together to inform, educate, and advocate.

Rogue River Watershed Partners

The mission of the Rogue River Watershed Partners is the long-term protection and enhancement of the Rogue River and its tributaries through education, community stewardship and watershed-based land use planning.

Saugatuck Dunes Coastal Alliance

This nonprofit organization formed in 2007 in response to imminent threats to the Saugatuck Dunes—part of the world's largest and most significant assemblage of freshwater dunes. Since then, it has teamed up with its members and volunteers to protect its namesake place.

West Michigan Environmental Action Council

Founded by a diverse group of concerned citizens and organizational stakeholders, WMEAC responds to emerging issues and new threats to west Michigan’s natural and human ecologies. It places special focus on building sustainable communities and protecting water resources from its Grand Rapids headquarters.