Category Archives: Dune Protection

Next chance to stand up for critical sand dunes

Today, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will hold a public hearing about a permit application to pave and widen a road that runs through 130 beautiful acres of dunes, along the coast of Lake Michigan near Saugatuck. 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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Saugatuck: Another Loss

On Saturday, February 8, the Chicago Presbytery voted to approve the sale of the 130-acre Presbyterian Campground in Saugatuck to developer, David Barker, for $10,000,000. The property is on Oval Beach, which is one of the most beautiful beaches in … Continue reading

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DEQ: Singapore Dunes Can Be Permitted

After many years of opposition by local citizens and environmentalist the DEQ has determined that a permit can be issued for the development of Singapore Dunes. The property is 300 acres on Lake Michigan, north of the Kalamazoo River in … Continue reading

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The Singapore Dunes Public Hearing: Observations & Comment

On Monday, August 26, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality convened a public hearing at the Saugatuck High School Auditorium, in order to receive views and information from the public regarding proposed roadwork by Singapore Dunes, LLC. Singapore Dunes proposes … Continue reading

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Saugatuck – Singapore Dunes DEQ Public Hearing

A public hearing will be held August 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Saugatuck High School Auditorium (401 Elizabeth Street in Saugatuck). The Department of Environmental Quality is asking for your voice and opinion to determine the public interest. It … Continue reading

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DEQ Public Hearing in Saugatuck

The following announcement was posted in the today’s DEQ Calendar: AUGUST 26, 2013 6:30 p.m. PUBLIC HEARING ON PERMIT APPLICATION SUBMITTED BY SINGAPORE DUNES, LLC, SOUTH HAVEN, FOR ACTIVITIES IN ALLEGAN COUNTY, MICHIGAN. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s Water … Continue reading

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