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2021 Year in Review Now Available

2021 Year in Review Now Available

April 6, 2022

As we continue to celebrate70 years of protecting Michigan nature from 1952-2022, we are taking a look back at our 2021 accomplishments with ourrecently-released Annual Report. Though we were limited in how we could engage our supporters with in-person events, still we found ways to protect Michigan nature forever, for everyone, with many land acquisition, stewardship, and partnership projects.

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MNA Provides Updated Sanctuary Visitation Guidance

MNA Provides Updated Sanctuary Visitation Guidance

April 1, 2022

MNA Nature Sanctuaries remain open from dawn to dusk for individuals and families wishing to get outside to enjoy nature. We ask that visitorsadhere to state andCDC guidelines and recommendations. Travel Check local traffic,weather, and health conditions prior to traveling to an MNA sanctuary Do not visit an MNA sanctuary if sick or if you have been in contact with someone who is or

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Keep the U.P. Wild Coalition Passes 300 Members

Keep the UP Wild Coalition Passes 300 Members

March 11, 2022

Since launching in June 2021 with just over 60 members, the Keep the U.P. Wild coalition on Wednesday topped 300 partner organizations calling for Wilderness designation for four areas of the Upper Peninsula. While Michigan's strong environmental community is represented in the coalition through groups including the Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition, Michigan Environmental Council, Mi

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Massasauga Collaboration Advances

Massasaua Collaboration Advances

February 22, 2022

The 2021 summer issue of Michigan Naturemagazine included an exciting announcement of a multi-year grant award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to aid in the conservation and recovery of priority Eastern massasauga rattlesnake populations in the state. The Eastern massasauga is Michigan’s only venomous snake, but its population decline led to a ‘threatened’ listing under t

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Announcing the 2021 Annual Photo Contest Winners!

2021 Annual Photo Contest Winners Announced

October 14, 2021

We are excited to announce the winners in this year’s Annual Photo Contest. This year’s photo contest saw more than 200 entries from over three dozen photographers. After much deliberation, the photo contest judges selected the winners based on their photographic and ecological qualities. The winning photographers will be honored with a framed print of their winning photo, and their ph

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Volunteers Make 'Swift' Work

Volunteers Make Swift Work

October 7, 2021

Volunteers Jim Rossman and Paul Rice are highly valued by MNA staff for their willingness to tackle projects requiring a higher-than-normal set of building, carpentry, and construction skills. So when we decided to erect a chimney swift tower on the grounds of our office building in partnership with Michigan Audubon, they responded with an enthusiastic "yes"! The tower - and other

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MNA Announces 11th Annual Photo Contest

11th Annual Photo Contest

May 21, 2021

MNA is proud to announce that we will be accepting entries for our 11th Annual Photo Contest beginning on Tuesday, June 15th, in honor of National Nature Photography Day. Since 2011, professional and hobbyist photographers have been invited to submit their best images of nature from all around the state of Michigan. Over the years, we have seen several hundred entries received from dozens of p

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