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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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Going Native: Backyard Native Landscaping Seminar- Join us June 20!

Join us at the gorgeous restored prairie on the lakefront property of Peter and Jeanie Van Nice in Lakeside for this landscaping session!

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Help us name our newest nature Preserve! Vote for your favorite!

The community played a huge role in the acquisition of the preserve, so we want you to help us name it! Click through to vote on your favorite name...

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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