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A New Nature Preserve in Buchanan!

We are so excited to announce our acquisition of the Myron Perlman Nature Preserve, our first property in Buchanan Township!

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In Memorium: Peter Van Nice

It is with a great deal of sadness that we relay the news that one of Chikaming Open Lands’ founders, Peter Van Nice, passed away on December 7.

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Snowman Hunt!

Help! Snowmen are loose on our preserves! From Dec. 27- Jan. 21, see if you can find them...

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Tracks & Scat Hike

Join COL on January 14 for a guided hike in Edward & Elizabeth Leonard Wildlife Preserve.

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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