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The Chippewa Watershed Conservancy’s mission is to protect and restore Central Michigan’s land, water, and wildlife resources to improve the quality of life for all.

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Introducing Starks Preserve

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WE'RE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE OUR 25TH NATURE PRESERVE! The new Starks Preserve is located on Bruder Drive in Deerfield Township, Isabella County. This approximately 8-acre parcel is covered with a…

Michigan Hiking Trails: A Cultural Keystone

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Michigan is widely known as "The Great Lakes State" and is recognized for its uniquely beautiful natural scenery. One of the best ways to experience that iconic scenery is on…

Outdoor Books for Outdoor People (Updated for 2023)

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Happy National Reading Month! It's time to share my list of outdoor books again. In March 2020 I shared this list for the first time and I've updated it each…

Request for Comments – Accreditation Renewal 2022

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The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. The Chippewa Watershed Conservancy (CWC) is pleased…
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