Art of nature found at Howard Christensen Nature Center

Do you see beauty in a snow-covered landscape, or does it simply make you want to head to a warmer climate? Many people, even the “snowbirds,” see beauty in nature. During November and December, the Howard Christensen Nature Center (HCNC) is hosting several workshops and a quilt raffle that are inspired by nature’s beauty. The […]

Wolverine Worldwide employees help build new trail at nature center

WOLVERINE WALKING THE TALK—to encourage enjoyment of the outdoors. The Outdoor Group helped create a new trail at Howard Christensen Nature Center.

Birds, chipmunks, deer and most Michiganders have been spending the last warm days of fall preparing for winter. Volunteers at the Howard Christensen Nature Center have been busy too! On October 21, they completed a new trail to benefit cross-country skiers. This extension of the Ranger Trail will allow skiers to avoid the sometimes treacherously […]

Howard Christensen Nature Center offers new events, activities

Lily’s Frog Pad Inc. staff and volunteers have been busy finding new ways for the community to connect with nature at the Howard Christensen Nature Center (HCNC), which is conveniently located between Cedar Springs and Kent City. Although the natural beauty of the nature center hasn’t changed, several new events and programs for individuals and […]

Many volunteers needed for HCNC management plan

Adults, teens, everybody, are you looking for a rewarding volunteer experience? Enthusiastic individuals are needed, who would enjoy volunteering in the great outdoors at Howard Christensen Nature Center (HCNC). Get community service hours for your college resume. Work with friendly naturalists, teach kids about nature, help maintain the trails—whatever your interests, there is a job […]

A phoenix rises from the ashes

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Howard Christensen Nature Center takes steps to reopen by TOM NOREEN A group of about 30 people gathered at the Tyrone Township Hall on March 3 to learn about the progress made in reopening the Howard Christensen Nature Center (HCNC), 16160 Red Pine Dr, Kent City, as its own nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. The center closed […]