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See the story of how Chikaming Open Lands acquired an important parcel of woodland along the lakefront through the extraordinary fundraising efforts of the neighbors in the surrounding area.

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Bentwood Tavern Give-Back Dinner for COL April 21!

Bentwood Tavern is hosting a Give-Back Dinner to benefit Chikaming Open Lands on Tuesday, April 21!

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Save the Trails Update-WE DID IT!

It's official! Thanks to overwhelming support from the surrounding community, Chikaming Open Lands has acquired the 23 acres of woodland in Sawyer!

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Chikaming Open Lands is the local land conservancy dedicated to preserving the open spaces and natural rural character of southwest Berrien County.

We protect and restore native plant and animal habitat in the area, improve water quality in our rivers, streams and in Lake Michigan, and permanently preserve ecologically significant forests, prairies and wetlands, as well as prime farmland and other open spaces in this community