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Ryan Postema named new Executive Director

Following a nationwide search, Chikaming Open Lands has announced that Ryan Postema has been named Executive Director.

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Discover the natural beauty and hidden secrets of the beach with a guided hike on October 8!

Explore the wild side of our Lake Michigan beaches on this guided "Nature of the Beach" hike with Love Creek naturalist Pat Underwood.

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Help us Protect Turtle Creek!

Chikaming Open Lands is working to acquire 12 acres of valuable woodland next to the New Buffalo Elementary School. Find out how you can help...

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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 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