Consumers Energy Gives $500,000 for Conservation Efforts in Michigan

Consumers Energy has donated $500,000 to protect Michigan’s environment.

One of the groups receiving the money is Huron Pines, a conservation organization that works all across the state. They’ll receive $200,000 for the Protect Wild Places Project, which looks to restore 5,000 acres of wildlife habitat. It will also maintain 150 miles of inland waterways and shorelines across the Great Lakes.

The money will allow Huron Pines to reach out to more organizations who can help clean and take care of the environment.

“It allows us to do more hands-on work with more local communities, watershed groups, businesses, all kinds of different partners, all the people that it really takes to protect land and water,” said Brad Jensen, Executive Director of Huron Pines.

Consumers Energy also granted money to the Au Sable Institute, Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy, and the Bay Area Community Foundation.