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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.
The Kalamazoo River Watershed Council works collaboratively with its Kalamazoo 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 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.
Muskegon Save Our Shoreline seeks to monitor and protect Muskegon Lake and other lakes in the Muskegon area from filling, degradation and all forms of pollution. It also promotes public access to Muskegon County lakes and streams.
Preserve the Dunes seeks to protect coastal sand dunes and adjacent ecosystems in southwest Michigan from impairment and destruction from mining, over-development and other inappropriate uses. It is based in Coloma.
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.
Statewide members with west Michigan offices
Michigan Energy Options guide communities toward being more sustainable and resilient through the adoption of energy efficiency and renewable energy. It does this with unbiased expertise, research, results-driven programs and collaboration with stakeholders. It has impacted 2 million residents across the state from its East Lansing, Marquette and Grand Rapids locations.
Michigan Lakes and Streams Association, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation made up of organizations, corporations, lake associations, and individuals who share the goal of preserving and protecting Michigan’s vast heritage of inland freshwater resources. It is based in Kalamazoo.
Michigan League of Conservation Voters Education Fund
Michigan LCV's Education Fund engages elected officials, business leaders and Michigan residents to take action on the most pressing land, air and water issues facing the state. It conducts nonpartisan civic engagement work - such as "get out the vote" efforts and citizen organizing on specific policy issues - from its Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Traverse City offices.