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Watch as our Staff and Board Members describe how Chikaming Open Lands (COL) preserves land for the future of our area.

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Chikaming Open Lands Announces the Save the Trails Campaign

Chikaming Open Lands is asking the community to help raise funds to preserve 23 acres of valuable woodland west of Red Arrow Highway in Sawyer.

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Chikaming Open Lands Acquires its Ninth Nature Preserve!

Chikaming Open Lands (COL) acquired its ninth nature preserve, a 34-acre parcel of land on East Road on September 18, 2014.

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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