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StoryWalk on the Preserves

StorkWalk on the Preserves is back! COL partnered with four local libraries to bring family friendly stories to COL preserves starting March 21st!

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Stewardship Workday

Join us for a Stewardship Workday on May 14 at the Merritt and Younger Family Preserve!

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Conservation Corner: Native Landscaping

Join COL and ecologist and landscape architect Jack Pizzo on June 8 to learn how to "go native" in your backyard!

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Work for COL

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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