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Ann Arbor Trout Unlimited


(734) 975-0234

Local members of a national organization conserve, protect, and restore Michigan's cold water fisheries and their watersheds, as well as Huron River and Mill Creek. Meets 2nd Tues. Sept.-May with guest speakers talking about conservation issues and angling opportunities. Dues $35, $17.50 for new members. annarbortu.org.


Environment Michigan

313 S. State, #5 [map]
(734) 662-9797

Statewide environmental advocacy organization. Working to ban plastic grocery bags and one-use foam containers. info@environmentmichigan.org, environmentmichigan.org


Friends of the Border-to-Border Trail

706 Dwight, Ypsilanti 48198 [map]
(734) 487-9058

Dedicated to completing, expanding, and enhancing this non-motorized, 50-mile trail across Washtenaw County. wolverbob@gmail.com, bordertoborder.org V


Huron River Watershed Council

1100 N. Main, #210 [map]
(734) 769-5123

Works to protect and restore the river for healthy and vibrant communities. Envisions a future of clean and plentiful water for people and nature in the Huron River. Membership $35 & up. lrubin@hrwc.org, hrwc.org V


Legacy Land Conservancy

6276 Jackson, #G [map]
(734) 302-5263

Protects natural areas, farmland, and open space in Southeastern Michigan, specifically in Washtenaw and Jackson counties. Provides information about private conservation options, government land protection programs, and the benefits of preserving open lands. info@legacylandconservancy.org, legacylandconservancy.org V


Michigan Botanical Club (Huron Valley Chapter)


(734) 663-5667

Promotes education, enjoyment, conservation, and preservation of Great Lakes flora and natural heritage through illustrated lectures, field trips (mostly in the growing season), and service projects. Meets Jan.-Apr. & Sept.-Nov., 3rd Mon. 7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free and open to the public. Statewide meetings and forays are available to members. Dues $30, students $20 (includes newletters and journal The Great Lakes Botanist). snooden@umich.edu, michbotclub.org V


National Wildlife Federation (Great Lakes Regional Center)

213 W. Liberty, #200 [map]
(734) 769-3351

Est. 1982. Protect and restore the Great Lakes, restore fish and wildlife habitat, prevent the spread of invasive species like Asian carp, reduce runoff causing harmful algal blooms, reduce threat of oil pollution in the Straits of Mackinac from Line 5, ensure clean drinking water for Great Lakes communities like Flint, connect communities and kids with wildlife through Garden for Wildlife programs and Ranger Rick magazine for kids. greatlakes@nwf.org, nwf.org/greatlakes


Sierra Club

621 Fifth St. [map]

Conservation projects to promote land preservation, clean energy, alternative transportation, and parks and recreational facilities. Activities include canoeing, hiking, camping, cross-country skiing, and bicycling. Public welcome at free monthly meeting with featured presenters, 3rd Tues. 7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. National dues: $15 introductory, $39 annual renewal (not required for local activities). HVGSierraClub@gmail.com, sierraclub.org/michigan/huron-valley V

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Stewardship Network

416 Longshore [map]
(734) 996-3190

Works to revolutionize the way people care for their land, water, and air by building community around conservation and stewardship. Works with individuals and organizations, including volunteers, landowners, nonprofits, businesses, and governments. Offers workshops, hands-on stewardship events, discussion groups, and more. staff@stewardshipnetwork.org, stewardshipnetwork.org V


Superior Land Preservation Society


(734) 482-7414

Preserves and protects land in Superior Township; organizes events, speakers, and meetings to promote awareness of land use issues. Publishes biannual "Superior Land Preservation Society News." Meets 3rd Wed. 7 p.m., Old Superior Township Hall, 3040 N. Prospect, Ypsilanti. Dues $25, students & seniors $15, families $50. slpsociety@gmail.com, slps-mi.org V, S


Washtenaw Audubon Society


Sherri Smith, (734) 994-6287

Speakers and slide shows on birds and natural history, emphasizing local areas. Sponsors field trips (some international). "Safe Passage" program works with owners and residents of tall buildings to minimize risks to migrating birds. Conducts annual Christmas Bird Count. Meets Jan.-June & Sept.-Nov., 3rd Wed. 7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Dues $20 family, $10 students and seniors. washtenawaudubon.org V


Wild Ones


(734) 604-4674

Promotes native plants to preserve biodiversity in natural landscapes and to establish native plant communities around homes and businesses. Meets Sept. - Apr., 2nd Wed. 6:45 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Activities in other months include garden visits, plant rescues and exchanges, field trips. Meetings free and open to the public. annarbor.wildones.org




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