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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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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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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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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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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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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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