One of 5 chapters of the statewide Michigan Botanical Society, a conservation group that focuses on the identification, preservation, and enjoyment of the native flora of the Great Lakes area. Conducts educational lectures, field trips, conservation projects, and supports the peer-reviewed science journal The Great Lakes Botanist. Programs are free and open to the public while the statewide forays are open only to members. Dues $30, students $20 (includes newsletters and issues of The Great Lakes Botanist).