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Welcome to DeVries Nature Conservancy!

Nestled on the banks of the Shiawassee River just five minutes from downtown Owosso, the fresh air and calming spaces of DeVries Nature Conservancy bring nature close to home. Open from dawn to dusk 365 days a year, our grounds are a great place to experience the four seasons, whether by foot, snowshoe, cross-country ski, kayak, or canoe!

Explore our website to find information about us, our upcoming events and activities, fun things to do while visiting our grounds, ways to get involved and much more. If you can't find what you're looking for, let us know. Our staff is happy to help.

DeVries Nature Conservancy is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and all donations are tax-deductible. Please Note: we are not affiliated with The Nature Conservancy.

Enjoy our 136 acres every day from dawn to dusk. Please follow posted rules. Download our trail map here!

Our Nature Playscape is open every day from dawn to dusk. If you use digging materials from the shed, please put them back when you're done.

Our Nature Center is open Monday-Friday from 9 am - 4 pm. Our Nature Center houses many live animals to view! 

Movie Under the Stars

Enjoy the end of summer with a MOVIE UNDER THE STARS! We'll be watching the animated movie "Migration" on the lawn behind the nature center. 

  • This event is free!
  • Registration is recommended. You can sign up here on our website. If you have any trouble, call 989-723-3365.
  • Popcorn will be available while supplies last.
  • We love donations! Any contribution you can make helps us keep this event free for everyone.
  • The event start time is 8pm, but the movie will begin as soon as it's dark enough.
  • Bring chairs or blankets; we will be on the lawn.
  • Rain cancels.

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Found a baby animal and not sure what to do?

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says it best: "Keep Wildlife Wild!"

We know that it is hard to do, but the best thing you can do to help these baby animals is to leave them alone. These animals most likely do not need our help and are best left in their habitats.

To learn more about what to do if you find a baby animal, check out the DNR's website.

If you believe the animal is actually injured, you can find a list of licensed rehabilitators hereDeVries is NOT a licensed rehabilitator!

Contact us today!

2635 N. M-52
P.O. Box 608
Owosso, MI 48867

Nature Center: (989)723-3365 

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2635 N. M-52, P.O. Box 608, Owosso, MI 48867 • (989) 723-3365 •