The Monroe County Chapter (MCC) is a Local Chapter of Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy (SMLC). It is made up of volunteer residents dedicated to preserving the natural and rural character of Monroe County, Michigan. MCC is neither political or adversarial in nature. We strive to help land owners find positive, voluntary ways to protect their land. MCC supporters care deeply about land preservation in their community and have first-hand knowledge of the local resources and opportunities. We strive to work cooperatively with all parties to ensure a balanced future for our County.
From a regional perspective, Monroe County is highly important in that it still contains large amounts of significant open space in the southeast Michigan region. The county is bounded entirely on its east side by Lake Erie. It has a large proportion of the remaining remnants of the very rare and highly threatened oak openings/lakeplain prairie natural community type. Monroe County contains an unusually high number of rare underground cave formations called karsts. It also has some of the very best farming soil in the world.
MCC operates as a local committee of the Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization which serves the seven county southeast Michigan region. Together we work with other local and regional conservation groups, such as the Land Trust Alliance and American Farmland Trust, to find ways to ensure that this and future generations will have access to the fantastic resources currently in our care.
Please join us if you would like to make a stand for land conservation and the permanent protection of open spaces in Monroe County..
The Monroe County Fund funds SMLC and MCC work in Monroe County.
To support The Monroe County Fund, click here for SMLC's Donation Form.
Or, go to SMLC's Giving Options Page and write "Monroe County Fund" in the memo line of the option you choose.
To join Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy click here for SMLC's Membership Form. Check the box for Monroe County Chapter.
Contact Us at:
Monroe County Chapter
Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy
8383 Vreeland Rd.
Superior Township, MI 48198
call: (734) 484-6565