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Help us conserve cherished places with a year-end gift to Chikaming Open Lands today...

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Read the Fall/Winter 2020 Newsletter!

The 2020 Fall/Winter Newsletter is now available to read online. See what's new and exciting at COL!

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We've raised the funds necessary to protect Sugarwood Forest!

Thanks to the generous support of our community, we are now able to preserve one of the last remaining old-growth forests in Southwest Michigan!

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StoryWalk on the Preserves

COL is partnering with four local libraries to bring StoryWalk on the Preserves! Enjoy four different story books on COL preserves starting March 21.

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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