Natural Resources

We promote and protect our unique natural resources.

With more than 230 natural lakes and 350 miles of rivers and streams and half of the county contained in the Manistee National Forest, Newaygo County clearly boasts a wealth of natural resources. In fact, these resources are some of our best-known features.

To maintain the beauty and abundance that makes our county unique, we are committed to promoting our natural resources to current residents and visitors while also preserving them for future generations. We do this by focusing on responsible, economically sustainable methods.

Learn more about grantmaking or how you can give to efforts in this area. You can also download our specific community and economic development grantmaking guidelines.