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Video – Syndicate Park – Initial Restoration Completed

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), Coastal Zone Management Program awarded a grant for a dune restoration project in Van Buren County at Syndicate Park. The grant funded planting dune grass, erecting fences and improving the multi-use trail to … Continue reading

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The boat basin cannot be permitted!

NorthShores of Saugatuck acquired the “McClendon Property” at the mouth of the Kalamazoo River after the company was formed late last year. We have been following their evolving plans at presentations to the planning commission. Since 1989 the land has … Continue reading

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Loving our Dunes to Death? Balancing Enjoyment with Conservation

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017  6:00pm – 8:00pm The Heritage Museum and Cultural Center 601 Main Street, Saint Joseph, MI 49085 Free and Open to the Public  ~ Light Refreshments Provided Sunsets and sandy feet, campfires and coastal climbs, star-filled skies … Continue reading

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DEQ Hearing Saugatuck

On October 17, 2017, the DEQ Water Resources Division will hold a public hearing at the Saugatuck High School Auditorium at 6:30 pm with an informational Q & A session at 6:00 pm. The application and related documents can be … Continue reading

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Ross Preserve Tour

The Nature Conservancy has invited everyone to join this year’s Fall Treasure Hunt on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 9-11 a.m. at the Ross Coastal Plain Marsh Preserve, just south of South Haven. Take a tour with Conservancy staff to learn … Continue reading

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After nearly 4 months of dealing with technical problems we have migrated the site to a new web hosting site ( The site will be much more reliable and faster. We will work to get you back up to date. … Continue reading

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Hearing in Saugatuck

Saugatuck’s Planning Commission (PC) met to review two preliminary submittals from Cottage Home, LLC a real estate development company from Grand Rapids that purchased the McClendon land after his death. A schematic site plan for a Planned Unit Development (PUD) with 23 homes … Continue reading

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How You Dune

On May 7 & 8  join Michigan Environmental Council, Heart of the Lakes and WMEAC at the Freshwater Dune Summit. This first-time event welcomes outdoor adventurers, sand dune advocates, academic researchers and tourism professionals with a casual mix of recreation, information, and local … Continue reading

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