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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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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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Special Event

Ross Coastal Plain Marsh Preserve Ancient sand dunes from the shores of postglacial Lake Nipissing created a mosaic of botanical communities on this beautiful and environmentally important 1,449-acre preserve, the most outstanding being three coastal plain marshes. These wet meadows … Continue reading

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House Bill 4540

State lawmakers are considering a bill to make location and condition of energy pipelines secret. House Bill 4540 would exempt information about existing and proposed energy infrastructure from disclosure under the Michigan Freedom of Information Act. This is supposed to … Continue reading

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No Ice Is Safe Ice

Two recent articles show why “no ice is safe ice.” Links are embedded below. Both are worth reading. Last week a Huffington Posts blog by Tom Gill showcased the beauty and magnificence of shelf ice on Lake Michigan. The article … Continue reading

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Support for White River

The property adjacent to the White River Township Dunes Sanctuary has been under threat from development for 20 years. Three times a developer has applied for DEQ permit to develop the plot. Three times a permit has been denied. In … Continue reading

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Agreement Reached in White River

Last year the DEQ rejected G-Bro’s permit application to build an access road across the White River Critical Dunes Sanctuary to gain access to a landlocked property with 200 feet of lakefront. G-Bro, a real estate developer, subsequently sued the … Continue reading

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Repeal Biodiversity?

Wrongheaded Bill Is Real Threat The Natural Resources Committee of the Michigan House of Representatives has scheduled action on Senate Bill 78 for its meeting at 8:30 AM Tuesday, December 9. This is a bad bill and if passed into … Continue reading

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