Become a Member

Why become a Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy member?

Because you want to help ensure that we all have clean water to drink, clean air to breathe — and natural, open spaces in which to play.

Because you know our natural places are disappearing and you want to help protect them.

Because you love the natural areas that characterize southwest Michigan, and you want to make sure they’re here for future generations to enjoy.

We think southwest Michigan is special and we know that you think so, too.

Please consider an annual membership with SWMLC.

Your support enables us to continue our stewardship restoration work, landowner outreach, conservation projects, and public events. Membership is a wonderful way to let us and the community know that conserving land in southwest Michigan is important to you. Your contributions provide the financial resources we need to protect our remaining natural places, and we need your help now more than ever!


Membership levels and benefits are explained below.

Or click here to go directly to our secure membership donation page:  join now!


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Southwest Michigan
Land Conservancy
8395 East Main St.
Galesburg, MI 49053


269-324-1600 conserveland@swmlc.org


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Introducing our new membership levels! We’ve recently renamed them to help draw attention to some of our most threatened and endangered species in southwest Michigan, and spread the word about how you can help. And we’ve restructured our membership benefits to ensure that they are meaningful to you, and provide a significant value for your support.

Blue Green Society ~ $1000 sustaining

The Blue Green Society is an exclusive group of supporters who pledge to support SWMLC’s mission annually at the Mitchell’s Satyr Butterfly level or above. The Blue represents the abundant waters that surround us here in southwest Michigan, and the Green represents the rich and diverse land that we’re blessed with.

♦  Exclusive annual Blue Green Society guided hike
♦  Invitations to early receptions at major SWMLC events
♦  SWMLC window cling
♦  Subscription to Landscapes newsletter
♦  Member invitation to the Annual Meeting
♦  Special invitation to all public SWMLC events
♦  Priority RSVP to public SWMLC events with capped attendance
♦  SWMLC car magnet
♦  Painted Sanctuary Calendar
♦  Free SWMLC cap and 10% discount on additional swag
♦  Free SWMLC t-shirt (or comparable)

Mitchell's Satyr Butterfly ~ $1000+

 

This inconspicuous little brown butterfly lives only in prairie fen wetlands, and is a federally- and state-endangered species. Its biggest threats are loss of habitat and chemical runoff of pesticides and fertilizers that pollute the fens.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
 Subscription to Landscapes newsletter
 Member invitation to the Annual Meeting
 Special invitation to all public SWMLC events
 priority RSVP to public SWMLC events with capped attendance
 SWMLC car magnet
 Painted Sanctuary Calendar
 free SWMLC cap and 10% discount on additional swag
 free SWMLC t-shirt (or comparable)

Photo: Nate Fuller

Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake ~ $500+

 

This charismatic but shy, “swamp rattler” is now listed as a federally-threatened species. It is also state-listed as a “Species of Special Concern.” This beautiful snake lives in prairie fen wetlands and nearby open uplands. It is most threatened by habitat loss, and humans who kill it out of fear and lack of understanding.
MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
 Subscription to Landscapes newsletter
 Member invitation to the Annual Meeting
 Special invitation to all public SWMLC events
 priority RSVP to public SWMLC events with capped attendance
 SWMLC car magnet
 Painted Sanctuary Calendar
 free SWMLC cap and 10% discount on additional swag


NOT INCLUDED
–  free SWMLC t-shirt (or comparable)

Photo: public domain

Cerulean Warbler ~ $250+

This cheerfully blue songbird lives in the upper canopy of large tracts of deciduous forest near river systems and water bodies. It is currently listed as state-threatened, and its biggest threats are habitat loss and fragmentation.
MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
 Subscription to Landscapes newsletter
 Member invitation to the Annual Meeting
 Special invitation to all public SWMLC events
 priority RSVP to public SWMLC events with capped attendance
 SWMLC car magnet
 Painted Sanctuary Calendar


NOT INCLUDED
– free SWMLC cap and 10% discount on additional swag

–  free SWMLC t-shirt (or comparable)

Photo: Michigan Natural Features Inventory

Spotted Turtle ~ $100+

This little turtle with the amiable face lives in bogs, fens and grassy marshes. Due to loss of wetland habitat and removal of turtles from the wild by collectors, the spotted turtle is now listed as state-threatened.
MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
 Subscription to Landscapes newsletter
 Member invitation to the Annual Meeting
 Special invitation to all public SWMLC events
 priority RSVP to public SWMLC events with capped attendance
 SWMLC car magnet


NOT INCLUDED
–  free SWMLC t-shirt (or comparable)
– free SWMLC cap and 10% discount on additional swag
– Painted Sanctuary Calendar

Photo: Nick Scobel

Little Brown Bat ~ $50+

50% discount for students & seniors

This tiny little mammal (less than ½ an ounce!) lives in buildings, caves, trees, rocks, and woodpiles. It prefers sites near bodies of water since it feeds largely on aquatic insects. The little brown bat is state-listed as a “Species of Special Concern,” and its biggest current threat is the “White Nose Syndrome” fungus.
MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
♦  
SWMLC window cling
 Subscription to Landscapes newsletter
 Member invitation to the Annual Meeting
 Special invitation to all public SWMLC events
 priority RSVP to public SWMLC events with capped attendance


NOT INCLUDED
–  free SWMLC t-shirt (or comparable)
– free SWMLC cap and 10% discount on additional swag
– Painted Sanctuary Calendar
– SWMLC car magnet

Photo: USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station , USDA Forest Service, SRS, Bugwood.org

Matching Gifts ~ double your gift to help protect nature in southwest Michigan!

Are you an employee of — or retired from — a company with a matching gift program? Contributions to SWMLC are matched by many corporations.
Send your company form along with your gift and we’ll be happy to follow-up!
Questions? Call Nicole at 269-324-1600 x307 or email nmspeedy@swmlc.org.

Group / Club Membership ~ $200+

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
♦  
Your club/group logo and name in our Annual Report edition of Landscapes newsletter
  Invitations to our Annual Meeting
  Opportunities for group workdays and/or guided hikes — great ways to build team spirit!
  One SWMLC speaking engagement per year
  Invitations for you and your members to attend SWMLC events — excellent opportunities to network with like-minded supporters!

Business Membership

Please contact us for suggested donations for organizations of your size.
MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
♦  
Your club/group logo and name in our Annual Report edition of Landscapes newsletter
♦  Your business’s banner or logo posted at our Annual Meeting
  Invitations to our Annual Meeting
  Opportunities for group workdays and/or guided hikes — great ways to build team spirit!
  One SWMLC speaking engagement per year
  Invitations for you and your members to attend SWMLC events — excellent opportunities to network with like-minded supporters!

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