Category Archives: Parks

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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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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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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Hearing: Syndicate Park Sand Dune Area

On Monday, March 24 at 3:45 the Van Buren County Commission will hear comments on a proposed grant proposal to the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) for improvements at Syndicate Park Dune Area. The hearing will be at the … Continue reading

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Public Hearing: Pilgrim Haven Park

A public informational meeting on the proposal for Pilgrim Haven Park will be held by Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy (SWMLC) and the South Haven Area Recreation Authority (SHARA). It is scheduled  for 7:00 PM, March 26 at the South Haven … Continue reading

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