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Little Traverse Conservancy Establishes Two New Michigan Preserves


More than 2,411 feet of Michigan shoreline has been preserved, thanks to two recent land donations to the Little Traverse Conservancy — one on Drummond Island, the other near Good Hart. 

The new Forslund Dix Point Nature Preserve, located on the northwestern tip of Drummond Island, includes 56 acres of land and 1,800 feet of shoreline along the St. Marys River. The land is a donation from the family of Carl Forslund Jr. in memory of their late parents, Carl and Anne Forslund, which was gifted “to keep this much-loved part of Drummond Island untouched and accessible for generations to come,” the family said in a statement. The nonprofit now has three nature preserves on the island totalling 102 acres.

The other new preserve, the Margaret Robinson Deane and Rob Deane Family Nature Preserve, protects 611 feet of undeveloped Lake Michigan shoreline, along with five acres of hardwoods and conifers. The Deane family donated the land, which is only accessible by boat. 

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