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Watch as our Staff and Board Members describe how Chikaming Open Lands (COL) preserves land for the future of our area.

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Chikaming Open Lands Acquires its Ninth Nature Preserve!

Chikaming Open Lands (COL) acquired its ninth nature preserve, a 34-acre parcel of land on East Road on September 18, 2014.

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2014 Barn Benefit: Most Successful Ever!

Chikaming Open Lands' 2014 Barn Benefit was our most successful ever, raising more than $90,000 in support of our mission!

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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