Issues & Impact

Preserving Parks & Public Land

Our parks and natural areas are vital to the well-being of our communities.

From small neighborhood parks to vast state wilderness areas, these spaces serve as a place where Michiganders can connect with nature and each other. For generations, Michiganders have been working to protect and invest in our parks and natural areas, ensuring that our family picnics, beach days, and camping trips remain possible.

It’s our responsibility to manage these areas responsibly and sustainably for future generations. Unfortunately, some of our leaders fail to recognize the value of these natural resources. Instead, they see them as wasted space or opportunities for profit. This has resulted in state legislators who want to auction off our forests and parks to the highest bidder.

In recent years, we’ve seen critical sand dunes lose protections, funding cuts to cherished parks, and proposals to allow unchecked oil and gas development in historic forests and local communities.

Michigan LCV has been fighting to protect our parks and public land since 1999. In this section, you can learn about the challenges facing our natural areas and what you can do to make a difference in protecting them. Together, we can ensure that these valuable resources are available and preserved for the good of all of us.

How Can I Help?

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Our work centers around people like you getting involved and taking action. Your story is important. We want to know: What brings you to this work? By sharing your story, you can inspire others to get involved as we fight for a healthier future for all Michiganders

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Join our teams across the state who are working together to elect strong leaders to office and to pass stronger laws to protect our land, air and water.

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Protect Michigan's Natural Resources and Public Health


Sustainable Farming

Every five years, Congress passes a new Farm Bill – a legislative package that directly impacts the agricultural industry and dictates how farms across the U.S. operate, how and what types of crops are grown, and more. It is crucial that Congress takes full advantage of the funding for conservation measures and climate-conscious agricultural programs to expand sustainable farming practices that will help us combat the climate crisis while putting healthy food on our tables.

Michigan League of Conservation Voters

All Michiganders deserve a just, liveable future, and we understand what’s at stake. We need to make sure our elected officials share our values. Achieving that is going to take education, advocacy, and political action.

And all three of those strategies rely on you — your commitment and your willingness to fight for justice and the people and places you love.


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There are big threats facing our communities and our state, but members like you are already making a difference.

You can help put Michigan back on track toward being a leader in the nation on clean water and strong environmental protections by helping us tackle the pressing issues facing our state and our communities.

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Because people like you are stepping up and taking action, Michigan LCV has been able to win when it counts. With your help, we are prepared to win the next one.

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Join the movement to protect the Great Lakes state

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