Join Pierce Cedar Creek Institute

Become A Member


Of all the many things that matter at Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, members matter most!

Without their dedication to the Institute’s mission, their visits to the Institute’s trails, their participation in the Institute’s programs, their attendance at the Institute’s special events, and their generosity, the Institute would not be what it is today. Nor could it be what it aspires to be in the future. 

Institute members are part of a very special community, the Pierce Cedar Creek Institute community. For them, the Institute is a community center, a place to learn and socialize, a place to have fun and express concerns with others who share a common interest. But it’s more than that. They take what they’ve gained through their experiences and their love of nature and share them with their family, friends, and co-workers, thereby expanding the community. 

Growing this community is very important to the Institute, and we’re running a membership campaign from June through December of this year to prove it. Our goal is to gain 83 new members by the end of 2022. 

You can help us meet our goal by becoming a member, renewing your membership, or purchasing a gift membership!

  • To join or renew, use the Membership form here!
  • To purchase a gift membership, use the Gift Membership form here!
  • Membership Levels

    • Lifetime $2,400 (one time fee)
    • Sustainer $240
    • Supporter $120
    • Patron $60
    • Contributor $30

    Benefits for ALL Membership Levels

    • Free admission to select programs
    • Invitation to Members Only Events 
    • Discounts on programs and workshops
    • Reciprocal benefits at over 140 nature centers
    • 10% off all gift shop purchases and 25% off one item during birthday month
    • Free snowshoe rental with overnight and weekend use available


    Become A Corporate Member

    As a corporate member, you help protect the natural beauty of Barry County, provide important educational opportunities to residents of southwest Michigan and demonstrate your commitment to our community and the environment.

    Thank You to Our Current Corporate Sponsors


    Eastern Bluebirds
    • Coleman Agency of Hastings
    • Commercial Bank
    • Haskin Electric, LLC
    • T.N.R. Machine, Inc.
    • The South Jefferson Street General Store
    • Thornapple Credit Union

    Corporate Membership Levels

    $1,000 Level - Henslow's Sparrow

    • Two family memberships
    • Six program passes
    • Recognition (logo and link) on Pierce Cedar Creek Institute’s website
    • Recognition in Naturally Speaking
    • Free facility rental for a corporate function during business hours (room rental only)

    $500 Level - Sandhill Crane

    • One family membership
    • Four program passes
    • Recognition (logo) on Pierce Cedar Creek Institute’s website
    • Recognition in Naturally Speaking

    $250 Level - Eastern Bluebird

    • One family membership
    • Two program passes
    • Recognition (name listed) on Pierce Cedar Creek Institute’s website
    • Recognition in Naturally Speaking