Lake Michigan dunes

6:16 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Donors Hope for State's Assistance on Buying Lake Shore Land

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Group is waiting for state to approve $500,000 grant
Private donors are interested in helping purchase 150 acres of duneland adjacent to the Saugatuck Dunes State Park, but the state has to show its commitment to the project, according to the head of the group that will handle the fundraising."At this moment, the ball is in the state's court," said Vaughn Maatman, executive director of the Land Conservancy of West Michigan.Benefactors want to contribute to the $9.5 million needed to buy the land north of Kalamazoo River.
6:13 am
Mon August 18, 2014

Fundraising Effort to Preserve Dune Woodlands in Berrien County

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Property is near Lake Michigan and south of Warren Dunes State Park
SAWYER - A land conservancy group is helping preserve a section of Chikaming Township woodland that has been part of a church camp for kids for more than 90 years At the same time, the efforts of the Deer Creek Open Space Association will provide money that Tower Hill Camp needs to operate, according to organizers.
6:42 am
Mon April 15, 2013

Battles expected over dune developments in Michigan

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The state has 50 applicants for developments in dune areas. Michigan has 80,000 acres of publicly held dune areas
When Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation in August easing restrictions on development in critical sand dune areas, it set the stage for battles across the state between private property owners and conservation groups. Today, the first major dunes fight will be joined in Muskegon County's White River Township.
8:28 pm
Sun April 14, 2013

Van Buren County tentatively approves study of Lake Michigan dune

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The study will investigate human impacts and ways the dune can be managed
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PAW PAW, MI -- The Van Buren County Board of Commissioners has tentatively OK'd a research proposal for the large sand dune that straddles the North Point Land Preserve and the Syndicate Park subdivision south of South Haven. "Essentially, the proposal is to take an academic review of Syndicate Park," Commissioners John "Mike" Henry said during Tuesday's county board meeting.