The Conservation Stewardship Department works with the community to enhance their property for wildlife habitat. We encourage environmental awareness and stewardship and provide the education, resources, and assistance necessary to improve ecological systems in Southwest Michigan. Much of the work performed by the Conservation Stewardship Department would not be possible without the help of volunteers and citizen scientists, if any of the projects below interest you, please follow their respective contact links to get involved.
Join us for:
Master Rain Gardener Course, February 25-March 27, 6:15-8:15 pm
Organizer: Kalamazoo River Watershed Council, Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, and partners
Location: KVCC Food Innovation Center Cost: $45.00
The first Kalamazoo area Master Rain Gardener course co-hosted by the Kalamazoo River Watershed Council and Kalamazoo Nature Center in partnership with Kalamazoo Valley Community College and Kalamazoo Valley Museum is an in-depth and in-person class that will teach you everything needed to create a living rain garden at your home or place of work. A rain garden mimics nature by letting rain water soak into the ground. It's a garden bed planted in a shallow depression with plants especially adapted for dry and wet conditions. Registration required; learn more here!