January 10, 2017
Topic (Rivers & Lakes)
December 12, 2016
The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act Receives Strong Bipartisan Support Learn More
December 05, 2016
Report provides roadmap for the future of Michigan, addresses critical issues Learn More
November 18, 2016
Ten fish and one crayfish added to USFWS injurious species list Learn More
September 19, 2016
Learn about a global conservation program close to home Learn More
Four-year Project Develops Information to Help Improve Stream Health across the Western Lake Erie Basin
September 14, 2016
Understanding and modeling the potential benefits of agricultural conservation practices to stream water quality and fish communities throughout the western Lake Erie basin watershed Learn More
August 18, 2016
August 01, 2016
Join Conservation Experts for a Walk at the John A. Woollam Preserve Learn More
June 29, 2016
Resources available to support collaboration as a means to practicing conservation on a regional scale Learn More
June 06, 2016
June 14, 2016
The Nature Conservancy has been selected as the 2016 Community Improvement Initiative recipient, receiving grant funding from the Saginaw Community Foundation. Learn More
The Nature Conservancy and Michigan Agri-Business Association Announce Major Water Quality Initiative in Saginaw Bay
May 04, 2015
$20 Million Farm Bill Partnership Will Boost On-Farm Conservation to Protect Water Quality Learn More
Blooomfield Hills, Michigan
April 23, 2016
May 5 Science Talks lecture at Cranbrook’s Natural Sciences Museum Learn More
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
April 04, 2016
The public is invited to hear Fire Expert Rodolfo Zuniga-Villegas explain about the challenges and benefits of prescribed fire. Learn More
April 01, 2016
A big conservation win was announced by The Nature Conservancy for the headwaters of Michigan’s longest river, the Grand River. Learn More
In 2008, the governments of the eight states in the Great Lakes basin adopted the Great Lakes–St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact (the Compact) and are waiting for ratification from the federal government to finalize the agreement. Rich Bowman, chair of The Nature Conservancy’s Great Lakes Public Policy Team, explains the impact of the Compact on the Great Lakes. Learn More
Ann Arbor, Michigan
March 22, 2016
Large-scale changes to agricultural practices will be required to meet the goal of reducing levels of algae-promoting phosphorus in Lake Erie by 40 percent, a new University of Michigan-led, multi-institution computer modeling study concludes. Learn More
January 22, 2016
Nature Conservancy State Director Helen Taylor one of three newly elected trustees. Learn More
The Nature Conservancy Awards Garden Grants to Southeast Michigan Schools through "Nature Works Everywhere" Program
January 14, 2016
Lowe’s and The Walt Disney Company help advance educational program that empowers students to implement urban environmental solutions through hands-on learning Learn More
Lansing, Michigan and Ann Arbor, Michigan
December 15, 2015
Funding from Mott Foundation Fuels Development of Blue Accounting Learn More
The Nature Conservancy Invites the Public and Local Village Residents to the 116th Annual Christmas Bird Count
December 03, 2015
October 13, 2015
New public-private partnership will boost on-farm conservation to protect water quality Learn More
October 07, 2015
Capitol Hill Visits Highlight Value of Lands and Waters Learn More
Elk Rapids, Michigan
August 20, 2015
Team From The Nature Conservancy, Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Central Michigan University Work Together To Increase Native Fish Population Learn More
Mouth of the Two Hearted River State Forest Campground, Michigan
August 12, 2015
Gov. Rick Snyder and The Nature Conservancy commemorate 10-year anniversary of the ‘Big U.P. Deal’ in Luce County. Learn More
July 15, 2015
The Nature Conservancy recently named Peter S. Walters of Milford as chair of its Michigan Board of Trustees. Learn More
The Nature Conservancy Applauds Great Lakes Leaders For Signing Water Quality Improvement Pact for Lake Erie Basin Waterways
Quebec City, Quebec
Topic (Rivers & Lakes)
June 13, 2015
New agreement aims to reduce phosphorus loading by 40 percent in the next 10 years. Learn More
January 15, 2015
Invasive Species Package Makes Michigan a National Leader Learn More
The Nature Conservancy and Michigan Agri-Business Association Move Forward with Innovative Water Quality Partnership in Michigan's Saginaw Bay Watershed
January 14, 2015
USDA announces funding for Saginaw Bay RCPP Proposal. Learn More
February 19, 2014
The Nature Conservancy recently welcomed three new trustees to the board. Learn More
December 01, 2015
How many tons of rock does it take to re-engineer a Lake Michigan reef? About 450 for starters. Read the full story.
September 22, 2015
If you've ever wondered what the golden glow of dawn looks like over the headwaters of Michigan's longest river, then watch this video. Read the full story.
August 12, 2015
“What a way to show off pure Michigan," Governor Rick Snyder said. The Governor and other state leaders helped celebrate 10 years of the Big Upper Peninsula Land Deal. Read the full story.
Traverse City Ticker
May 22, 2015
Can you imagine the masters of the world's industry partying right here in Traverse City? It happened almost 100 years ago. Read the full story.
The Columbus Dispatch
May 09, 2015
Pollutants feeding the toxic algae blooms that have been turning parts of western Lake Erie green and contaminating drinking water in recent summers aren't just coming from Ohio. Read the full story.
University of Wisconsin-Madison News
April 28, 2015
A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences describes a powerful new model to help decision makers maximize the cost-effectiveness of barrier removal projects that also restore migratory fish habitat. Read the full story.
April 03, 2015
More than a year after construction began, the court that began as trees in Michigan's Upper Peninsula will be the most famous playing surface in college basketball this weekend. Read the full story
March 26, 2015
The Nature Conservancy is set to receive $2.5 million in federal funds to help implement conservation practices across 10,000 acres of cropland in the Saginaw Bay Watershed, federal officials announced Thursday, March 26. Read the full story.
March 16, 2015
The city of Saginaw is seeking money from the state of Michigan to build a park on an empty industrial property that was once home to General Motors' Malleable Iron plant. Read the full story.
February 18, 2015
To many Toledoans, the Detroit River is just another waterway on a map. But maps don’t reveal much about a river, nor do they explain how Detroit’s industrial legacy played a key role in defending America’s freedom during World War II. Read the full story.
Port Clinton News Herald
January 23, 2015
Each spring, thousands of people from across the world visit the Port Clinton area to watch colorful migrating birds. But they don't just visit here. Read the full story.
The Michigan Agri-Business Association
January 14, 2015
Leaders from The Nature Conservancy and Michigan Agri-Business Association (MABA) today hailed an announcement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack that the Saginaw Bay Watershed Conservation Partnership was selected to receive $10 Million in funding under the new Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), which was created under the 2014 Farm Bill. Read the full story.
Michigan Association of Conservation Districts
November 03, 2014
The award, presented during the MACD Annual Convention held in Bellaire, recognizes an individual, business, organization or agency who partners with Conservation Districts to help Michigan citizens conserve their lands and Michigan's natural resources. Read the full story.
International Joint Commission (IJC)
October 28, 2014
What does a 95 percent loss look like? Imagine losing 95 percent of your retirement portfolio. That would take another career to rebuild. What if we lost 95 percent of the water in the Great Lakes? Every lake except Ontario would be bone dry. Read the full story.
Grand Rapids Press
April 11, 2014
The Nature Conservancy has received a $1 million grant to go toward its 2013 purchase of St. Martin Island and acquiring additional wetland habitat. Read more
March 21, 2014
It’s not just kids who suffer from “nature’s deficit.” This Earth Day, make a commitment to reconnect with nature. Read more
February 14, 2014
Investing in nature, the source of everything we hold dear and depend on, is not only wise, it is essential. Read more
January 10, 2014
The ongoing protection of our lands and waters from invasive species is not going to go away, so how do we make it part of daily life and practice? Read more
Great Lakes Echo
January 06, 2014
A four-phase, five-year process is underway to restore one of the largest coastal wetlands in Lake Erie. Read more
November 22, 2013
This Thanksgiving, take a moment to reflect on where your food comes from. Read more
October 29, 2013
Northern Michigan restoration project at Point Betsie succeeds thanks to The Nature Conservancy and other Northern Michigan nonprofits. Learn more
October 18, 2013
During a divisive government shutdown, Congressional leaders from both sides still agree on the importance of natural resources. Read more
September 13, 2013
Take a trip along Route 23 and discover some of the unique and pristine places that are Pure Michigan. Read more
August 02, 2013
Sometimes inspiration comes from looking at something through a different set of eyes. Read more
June 16, 2013
Two significant Great Lakes events happened in Michigan in the last two weeks. We should all be spreading the word and encouraging more of the same. Read more
Rivers & Lakes
June 15, 2013
Why should we be concerned about aquatic invasive species in the Great Lakes? And why should we tell others? Here are 5 reasons. Read more
May 12, 2013
Science tells us the one thing we can count on is change. So why don’t we do a better job of planning for it? Read more
The Bahamas Weekly
May 02, 2013
Senior Scientist Dave Ewert attended a workshop on the Kirtland's Warbler, a bird that lives in Michigan and The Bahamas only. Read more
April 05, 2013
A tiny trickle turns into a torrent of conservation issues for Michigan. Read now
Great Lakes Echo
March 26, 2013
Jason Whalen strapped on his snowshoes, loaded his camera equipment onto a sled, and set out for the snow-covered wilds of the north coast of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to capture the icy beauty of its winter months. Read more
March 15, 2013
Mark Tercek, president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy, will be the keynote speaker at Inforum's 51st Annual Meeting on May 21, 2013 in Detroit. Read more
Conservancy Talk blog
February 28, 2013
What happens when the yellow brick road turns green? That’s what The Nature Conservancy explored on the set of Oz: The Great and Powerful in Pontiac, Michigan to find out how Hollywood has been incorporating environmentally friendly practices during production. Read more
Great Lakes Echo
Rivers & Lakes
February 18, 2013
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has proposed a $21 million plan to dredge harbors. Patrick Doran, director of conservation for the Michigan Chapter of the Nature Conservancy and Jon Allan, director of the Office of the Great Lakes, discuss dredging and the future of the Great Lakes’ water levels. Listen
October 23, 2012
The Department of Natural Resources today announced that its draft Regional State Forest Management Plans (RSFMPs) - designed to help the DNR sustainably manage Michigan’s nearly four million acres of state forest lands - are now available for public review. The Conservancy's Rich Bowman is quoted in the article. Read more
Marquette Mining Journal
October 05, 2012
Randy Swaty, ecologist with The Nature Conservancy, is quoted in an article about getting out and enjoying the fall colors. Read more
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