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Eradicate – Japanese Knotweed

The Van Buren Conservation District just held its second Japanese Knotweed Symposium. Presentations covered the identification, control, removal, and remediation of this persistent and tough invasive plant. Hopefully, the symposium will be repeated next year. In the meantime you can find some excellent information about … Continue reading

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Palisades Nuclear Plant Closure Scheduled

Emtergy will close the Palisades nuclear power plant in 2018 in a December 8 press release as reported by MLive. “Entergy recognizes the consequences of a Palisades shutdown for our approximately 600 employees who have run the plant safely and … Continue reading

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Sand Dune Mining: Sargent Sand in Luddington

Sargent Sand has applied for a renewal of their sand dune mining permit in Ludington. It had been assumed that the mine would be closed and the site sold. The mine site has been the subject of negotiations for Michigan … Continue reading

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Denison Property – Saugatuck

More than 300 acres along Lake Michigan and the Kalamazoo River won’t see “McMansions,” said Brian Bosgraaf, president of Cottage Home, the Holland company buying the land owned by the estate of late Oklahoma natural gas tycoon Aubrey McClendon, as … Continue reading

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Opportunities to Volunteer and Learn

On ​Saturday, August 27 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has scheduled a guided hike followed by a “work day” at ​Ross Coastal Plain Marsh Preserve. ​ ​Conservancy scientist Shaun Howard will lead you on a guided hike … Continue reading

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TNC Schedules Birding Hike at Ross Preserve

As part of its first ever Ross Preserve Fall Fest, The Nature Conservancy has planned a birding walk from 9AM to noon on Saturday, September 12. A naturalist will guide the group, help spot and identify birds, and answer questions … Continue reading

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White River Township – Agreement Reached

We have supported and reported on the battle of White River township to preserve a two-hundred-foot wide lot on Lake Michigan. A developer has been trying to initiate development of a lot in a critical dune area adjacent to the … Continue reading

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Ross Preserve Opportunities

On May 22 we posted information about The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC’s) volunteer program for the Ross Preserve in Covert. Preserve the Dunes supports this effort and encourages members and friends to volunteer. Volunteering will be an opportunity to see and … Continue reading

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