Become a Member of the Howell Nature Center Family

Here at the Howell Nature Center (HNC), we are all one family! Our intent is
to foster relationships and create a real sense of belonging. To be a part of something FUN and amazing, and to partner with the community in helping families grow together and connect with nature. We strive to offer our community a unique setting where people, nature and wildlife flourish together in harmony. With 230 rich acres of rolling hills and trails, lush gardens and multiple high adventure courses all nestled alongside beautiful Pleasant Lake, HNC attracts nature and adventure lovers from far and wide.
As a nonprofit organization, we rely on community generosity to not only provide support for HNC as a whole, but to expand our education, wildlife and camp programs so that all children can experience the wonders of nature, and all wildlife that come to our doors have the best chance at being released back to the wild. We welcome you to become a member of
the Howell Nature Center – a place to HEAL, GROW and BE WILD!


Our Wildlife Clinic is at capacity. We cannot accept any adult patients at this time. For all other injured or orphaned wildlife, you MUST get prior approval by phone before bringing them to the Howell Nature Center. Call our Wildlife Helpline at 517-548-5530.  Additional licensed rehabilitators listed by county can be found at:

What a beautiful day for a pleasant run through the woods! We greatly appreciate all of you who joined us to raise funds for wildlife. We also want to thank our volunteers!

Huge shout out to Hanover Citizens Insurance and J. J. Jinkleheimer & Company for being our presenting sponsors! We also want to thank our showcase sponsors: Spirit of Alexandria Foundation, Kem Krest, Merrell, Recycle Livingston, and VCA Animal Hospitals. Finally, we want to thank our trail sponsors Cook & Hayden Vision Care, Gordon Food Service, Runners Athletic Company, and Tri-County Roofing & Siding.