membership

SWMLC members are truly a Force for Nature and, with your support, we feel like the possibilities are endless!

A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who donated toward membership in SWMLC’s recent 2023 year end appeal.

Your response was incredible!

Current and past SWMLC Board Members donated a remarkable $350,000 challenge and, in response, new and renewing SWMLC members donated over $500,000 toward matching it – an amazing total of $850,000!

With this crucial support, we can continue and grow the important conservation work we do together in southwest Michigan: protecting nature, restoring habitat, supporting plant and animal populations, building climate resiliency, storing carbon, conserving clean headwaters, and creating places where everyone can connect with nature.

Thank you for walking this conservation path with us. We can’t begin to express how grateful we are for the overwhelming show of support you’ve made.

THANK YOU!

Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy depends on member support to

improve habitat for wildlife, protect watersheds that provide drinking water for thousands of people, help families to save the land they love, and provide public natural areas where people can enjoy nature’s benefits.

Through membership in Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy, you will join the many other folks who also love nature and are taking action to make sure that it will always be here for people and wildlife.

membership levels

Blue Green Society ~ $1000 sustaining

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

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

 Invitations to exclusive Blue Green Society events

 Priority RSVP to public SWMLC events with capped attendance

 Special invitations to all public SWMLC events

 Invitation to the Annual Members’ Meeting

  Subscription to print-version of Protecting Nature newsletter

 SWMLC car magnet (one time)

 SWMLC reusable tote bag

 SWMLC cap and 10% discount on additional swag

 SWMLC t-shirt (or comparable)

 

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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

 priority RSVP to public SWMLC events with capped attendance

 Special invitation to all public SWMLC events

♦  Invitation to the Annual Members’ Meeting

♦  Subscription to print-version of Protecting Nature newsletter

 SWMLC car magnet (one time)

 SWMLC reusable totebag

  SWMLC cap and 10% discount on additional swag

 SWMLC t-shirt (or comparable)

 

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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

 priority RSVP to public SWMLC events with capped attendance

 Special invitation to all public SWMLC events

♦  Invitation to the Annual Members’ Meeting

♦  Subscription to print-version of Protecting Nature newsletter

 SWMLC car magnet (one time)

 SWMLC reusable totebag

  SWMLC cap and 10% discount on additional swag


LEVEL UP TO INCLUDE:

–  free SWMLC t-shirt (or comparable)

 

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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

 priority RSVP to public SWMLC events with capped attendance

 Special invitation to all public SWMLC events

♦  Invitation to the Annual Members’ Meeting

♦  Subscription to print-version of Protecting Nature newsletter

 SWMLC car magnet (one time)

 SWMLC reusable totebag


LEVEL UP TO INCLUDE:

– free SWMLC cap and 10% discount on additional swag
–  free SWMLC t-shirt (or comparable)

 

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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

  Priority RSVP to public SWMLC events with capped attendance

 Special invitation to all public SWMLC events

♦  Invitation to the Annual Members’ Meeting

♦  Subscription to print-version of Protecting Nature newsletter

 SWMLC car magnet (one time)


LEVEL UP TO INCLUDE:

–  SWMLC t-shirt (or comparable)
– SWMLC cap and 10% discount on additional swag
– SWMLC totebag

 

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Photo: Nick Sobel
Little Brown Bat ~ $50+

students and seniors receive an additional 50% discount

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

  Priority RSVP to public SWMLC events with capped attendance

 Special invitation to all public SWMLC events

♦  Invitation to the Annual Members’ Meeting

♦  Subscription to print-version of Protecting Nature newsletter

 SWMLC window cling (one time)


LEVEL UP TO INCLUDE:

–  free SWMLC t-shirt (or comparable)
– free SWMLC cap and 10% discount on additional swag
SWMLC totebag
– SWMLC car magnet

 

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Photo: USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station, SRS, Bugwood.org
Group / Club Membership ~ $200+
MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

♦  Your club/group logo and name in our Annual Report edition of Protecting Nature newsletter

  Invitations to SWMLC’s Annual Members’ 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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Business Membership

Please contact us for suggested donations for organizations of your size.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

♦  Link to your business’ web or social media page from SWMLC’s website

♦  Your business logo and name in our Annual Report edition of Protecting Nature newsletter

  Invitations to SWMLC’s Annual Members’ 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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Gift memberships tell the recipient that you recognize and honor their love for nature, and may be purchased at the SWMLC Swag Store.

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? Email Reality Rojas or call 269-324-1600, ext. 309.

Ready to join? Need to renew?
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