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About Us

Our mission is to:

  • Preserve habitats and plant and animal species indigenous to this area of the state,
  • Provide an outdoor teaching and research venue for college students and faculty,
  • Encourage passive recreation by members of the college community in ways that emphasize appreciation of the natural sights and sounds of the larger creation,
  • Provide both educational and recreational benefits to the larger Grand Rapids community.

See a glimpse of the Ecosystem Preserve in the video below, created by Calvin student Elizabeth Embertson, for her Introduction to Video Production course: