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Flower Creek Dunes Preserve Doubles in Size


The Land Conservancy of West Michigan has announced that more than 17 acres of sand dunes along Lake Michigan has been added to the Flower Creek Dunes Nature Preserve in Montague, Michigan. 

Thanks to 100 private donors and grants, the added acreage nearly doubles the size of the dune preserve, which was established in 2012 and originally covered 14 acres. After an anonymous donor saved the preserve from being sold in 2016 and 2017, a $1.95 million campaign began.

Several endangered species, including Pitcher’s thistle and migrating Piping Plovers, inhabit and/or visit the area.

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