The Gremel Group proudly helps keep nature nearby as a business partner of the Land Conservancy of West Michigan. The Land Conservancy is an accredited nonprofit land trust that works with private landowners, governmental bodies, and organizations to permanently protect and care for natural land. Operating in eight West Michigan counties, the Land Conservancy has helped conserve over 12,000 acres of land encompassing lush forests, marshy wetlands, breezy meadows, and towering lakeshore dunes. Throughout the year, Andy volunteers at the newly established 155-acre Upriver Nature Preserve in northern Newaygo County. The preserve features 5.321 feet of the Little South Branch of the Pere Marquette, which is Michigan’s only undammed river renowned for its water quality and trout-fishing opportunities. You can learn more about the Land Conservancy of West Michigan at naturenearby.org.

Photo caption:  The Gremels lend a hand clearing trails for the Upriver Preserve on the banks of the Little South Branch of the Pere Marquette in northern Newaygo County.

The Gremel Group supports Trout Unlimited’s conservation approach to protect, reconnect, restore and sustain coldwater resources. We believe the best conservation work comes from true partnerships between landowners, agencies, non-profits, municipalities and other stakeholders.

RGS & AWS unite conservationists to improve wildlife habitat and forest health. Since 1961, RGS has promoted stewardship for our forests, our wildlife, and our future. The Gremel Group supports the organization’s vision is to create landscapes of diverse, functioning forest ecosystems that provide homes for wildlife and opportunities for people to experience them.

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