You now can donate to the Muskegon Environmental Research & Education Society by using your PayPal account or by credit card. Select the link above to Donate! Thank You for your generous support, without you the Muskegon Lake Nature Preserve would not exist.
The Muskegon Lake Nature Preserve
The Muskegon Environmental Research & Education Society (MERES) is embarking on a fundraising campaign to expand the Muskegon Lake Nature Preserve by purchasing the property that is currently being used as the preserve parking lot. The owner of the property has been kind enough to allow MERES to utilize the property up to this point, but by purchasing the property it will allow MERES to realize the ultimate goal of building an education center on-site. Please click on the the fundraising brochure below for more information regarding MERES ongoing fundraising campaign.
Gift Giving Opportunities
The Muskegon Lake Nature Preserve could not exist with out the generous help of the many people and organizations who have donated funds to bring the Preserve to life. Our continued growth depends on people like you helping keep this place a little spot of heaven right here in North Muskegon.
We accept volunteers and financial support at all levels.
- $25 to $500 - Supporting Member
- $500 to $5,000 - Friend
- $5,000 - Benefactor
- We accept gifts directly to the Education Endowment Fund
- We accept gifts to the Ray and Alma Foundation for continued operation of the Preserve
This fund is administered by the Community Foundation for Muskegon County, and your check should be made out to “Ray and Alma Foundation” and send to, the CFFMC, 425 Western Ave., Muskegon, MI 49440.
Special thanks to our financial supporters:
$5,000 - Benefactors
Ray & Alma Foundation
Herman Miller Foundation
Community Foundation for Muskegon County
Muskegon Conservation Club
Ron & Joan Brown
Jim & Alex Tobleck
Muskegon Conservation District
$500 to $5,000 - Friends
Northern Machine Tool, Inc.
Jerry & Karen Buttleman
$25 to $500 - Supporting Member
Muskegon Garden Club
W. Michigan Herb Soc. Afternoon Group
Save our Shore Line
Michigan Anglers Association
We could not have seen the growth in the Muskegon Lake Nature Preserve without the numerous hours volunteers have given to the Preserve. The members of the Muskegon Conservation Club have been very instrumental in building the various facilities. The Herman Miller Environmental Committee has volunteered many hours of work to helping clear brush and building facilities. Then there are the people who have come and helped out because they feel the Preserve is a valuable asset to the community. To all of you we say, Thank You!