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Our campaign was a success! COL has acquired the Chris Thompson Memorial Preserve.

Thanks to all who supported the acquisition of our newest nature preserve, to be dedicated to the memory of Chris Thompson.

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Deck your halls & support Chikaming Open Lands!

Shop Lynch Creek Farm for your holiday greenery this year, and Chikaming Open Lands will receive 20% cash back on everything you purchase!

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Stewardship Day at Dayton Wet Prairie

Join us at Dayton Wet Prairie for the last Stewardship Day of the season on Saturday, November 10 at 10:00 am.

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Winter Birds

Get ready for winter! Join us at the COL office to learn all about the birds that overwinter and make your own bird feeder to take home.

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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