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Spots Still Open for the Pride Paddle on June 8th!

Get outside and celebrate Pride! Kayak the Galien River with COL and Harbor Country Pride followed by discounted food & drinks at Ghost Isle Brewery!

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New Opportunities to Forest Bathe on the Preserves

Nature Therapy of Michiana will be holding forest bathing sessions on COL preserves from now through July. A portion of each ticket goes back to COL!

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StoryWalk Ends June 16

Read a story as you hike at four different COL preserves, now through June 16! Scan the QR code at the end of the story to be entered in a drawing!

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June Stewardship Day at Trillium Woodlands Preserve

Help us clear invasive plants at our newest nature preserve located in Niles and be on of the first people to walk this beautiful new property!

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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