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Success! COL has acquired the Turtle Creek property!

With the help of nearly 40 neighbors and community members, we have protected the Turtle Creek property, which will be our 11th nature preserve.

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Another fabulous Barn Benefit for the books!

Chikaming Open Lands held its Seventh Annual Barn Benefit on September 17.

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Getting our school kids outside and immersed in nature

We are so excited to be launching a new environmental education program, Mighty Acorns, this fall with River Valley Elementary School.

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Chikaming Open Lands seeks Education and Outreach Coordinator

We are looking to hire an Education and Outreach Coordinator. Click through to read the position description, and to find out how to apply.

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Chikaming Open Lands is the local land conservancy dedicated to preserving the open spaces and natural rural character of southwest Berrien County.

We protect and restore native plant and animal habitat in the area, improve water quality in our rivers, streams and in Lake Michigan, and permanently preserve ecologically significant forests, prairies and wetlands, as well as prime farmland and other open spaces in this community