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Support conservation in our community by making an online donation to Chikaming Open Lands today.


Earth Day Workday

Spend Earth Day volunteering at a local nature preserve! Help COL clean up trash around the old barns and parking lot at Leonard Wildlife Preserve.

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StoryWalk is BACK!

Life-sized storybook pages are lining the hiking trails at four COL properties. Enjoy reading them as you walk through the preserves!

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We're Hiring: Outreach Intern

COL is seeking a summer Outreach Intern to assist with the planning and implementation of outreach and education programs like the #10Trail Challenge.

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View the 2023 Donor Listing

COL wishes to acknowledge these individuals and organizations for their generous support and assistance in 2023.

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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