Saturday, February 2, 2008

West Michigan Land Conservancy Aids in Protecting Pere Marquette Acres

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Five new parcels of land in the Pere Marquette watershed have been recently protected with conservation easements. Such easements allow a property owner to prohibit development in perpetuity.

The Land Conservancy of West Michigan states in their Winter Newsletter, "Beloved by anglers and other river enthusiasts alike, the PM, as locals refer to it, is the longest un-dammed river in Michigan and known to be one of the finest trout streams in America. With all of its outstanding scenic, recreational, and wildlife habitat attributes, it's no wonder that the PM was the first river in the state to be listed as a National Wild and Scenic River."

The recent additions to protected land are:
  • 150 acres in Sweetwater Township near Tank Creek. Bigford family.
  • 22 acres in Pleasant Plains Township near Baldwin, by Rich Rasmussen. placed 22 acres near Baldwin under an easement.
  • 150 acres containing the 60-acre Cashion Lake in Webber Township, by the Bunch, Duffing, Anderson and Hendrickson families.
  • Two other properties — 155 acres in Newaygo County’s Home Township and 14 acres in Lake County’s Lake Township — were also protected in 2007.
For more detail, follow the links below.

from the Ludington Daily News, "Land in P.M. watershed protected", Feb 1, 2008
See Land Conservancy of West Michigan
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