Preserving a wild and scenic West Michigan landmark

The Pere Marquette River makes conservation look easy. One of the longest undammed rivers in the Midwest, the Pere Marquette is 66 miles of wild and clear beauty. But keeping it that way has taken a half-century of actively protecting, …

Sunrise in Shiawassee

Exploring Michigan’s Wetland Wonders

Looking for an adventure? Then grab your binoculars and explore a Wetland Wonder near you. Michigan has seven Wetland Wonders scattered across the southern Lower Peninsula that offer exceptional wildlife viewing, bird watching, paddling and hiking opportunities. Created in the 1950s and …

Profiles of environmental stewardship

Volunteers Betsy Pollock and Steve Powell were searching for invasive plants. Along the way they found each other. “It’s a wonderful thing when your hobby, interests and your love life come together.” says Powell. “I’m a very lucky guy.” Pollock …