Grand Traverse Conservation District
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Our mission is to lead, facilitate and inspire exploration, appreciation, conservation and restoration of our natural world.
Based out of the Boardman River Nature Center in Traverse City, Michigan, the Grand Traverse Conservation District is a community-serving organization that cares for the people and places that make Northwest Michigan so special.
We’ve been working for nearly 80 years to provide gateways to the natural world, restore natural areas, train future generations of conservation leaders, and support sustainable, local agriculture.
- Over 3,000 acres of public parklands and 35+ miles of trails to explore in Grand Traverse County
- The Boardman River Nature Center offers an interpretive gallery and rotating exhibits that change with the seasons.
- Nature Day Camps, School Field Trips, and Youth Programming to ensure the next generation is connected to the outdoors
- Adult and Family Programming