Preserving nature just miles from the city

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•GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOOD)  Living in an urban area such as Grand Rapids, may lead you to believe that nature and efforts to preserve our natural resources are far away. But that really is not the case. eightWest got a chance to visit the Lamberton Lake Fen Nature Preserve, which is just a short distance from Interstate-96 at Plainfield Ave NE.  A lot of work goes into managing environments like this one, this is why the Michigan Wildlife Council is dedicated to increasing public knowledge about the wildlife conservation efforts that are happening every day to protect our wildlife and natural resources. Efforts like those of the Land Conservancy of West Michigan.  This organization is a non-profit land conservancy that works with private landowners and governmental organizations to permanently protect and care for land. They currently manage the Lamberton Lake Fen Nature Preserve.

The Michigan Land Conservancy was founded in 1976 and has permanently preserved more than 130 properties and more than 9,600 acres of land to date.  Their service area is not just limited to Grand Rapids, they are in all or parts of eight counties, including Allegan, Kent, Ottawa, Newaygo, Muskegon, Oceana, Mason, and Lake.

Lamberton Lake Fen Nature Preserve

3118 Plaza Drive NE

Grand Rapids

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