West Michigan Cluster
The West Michigan (WMC) of The Stewardship Network was formed in 2006 by The Nature Conservancy and the Land Conservancy of West Michigan. Representatives from environmental groups, municipalities, conservation districts, county parks, state and federal government agencies and private landowners comprise the WMC. This diverse group is successful because we partner together to carry out our common mission, as we share responsibilities, and resources.
The WMC's goal is to teach people how to be better stewards of the land and water. We work in partnership with nature to preserve and restore original landscapes so future generations may enjoy the beauty of our natural heritage.Our main focus in WMC is invasive plant species; specifically, our development of Early Detection Rapid Response (EDRR) program. Our emphasis is on oriental bittersweet, pale or black swallow-wort and Japanese knotweed. Our next step is the formation of a Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA) with the US Forest Service to provide expanded services and programs for invasive species.
West Michigan Cluster Contact Information
Do you have any questions regarding the West Michigan Cluster? If so, please don't hesitate to ask! Contact the West Michigan Cluster Co-coordinators Ginny Wanty (Kent County MSU Extension) and Mike Bruggink (Fen View Design) by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
West Michigan Cluster Participating Organizations
Newaygo County Volunteers EDRR