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SWMLC closed on the purchase of the 120-acre Garvey property. This purchase protects one mile of frontage on the Black River and the vital wildlife habitat that exists there.

This property is now SWMLC's Black River Preserve.

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Black River Habitat Tour - 22-October-2011

Xtn_garvey_river_photo.jpgFifty-five people showed up to explore the beautiful Garvey Preserve with Two Rivers Coalition, the Bangor-South Haven Heritage Water Trail Association and Soutwest Michigan Land Conservancy. This property, located just a few miles southeast of South Haven, encompasses 120 acres with several miles of combined frontage along the Black River and three tributaries. The site was acquired by SWMLC through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.  [Click here for story.]

With plenty of fall colors and beautiful weather it was the perfect time to enjoy the Garvey Property. Activities included a walking tour of the preserve led by Nate Fuller, SWMLC's Stewardship Director and by Dr. Gerould Wilhelm, Principal Botanist/Ecologist of Conservation Design Forum.  They described the significant natural features and elaborated on the project vision which received the highest overall ranking of US Fish and Wildlife Service / Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) joint venture proposals submitted in the eight Great Lake states.  A lunch of grilled Chicago Dogs and baked beans, Michigan apples and apple cider capped off a perfect day.  Photos of the event are shown below.

This event was sponsored by the Dan Garvey, Two Rivers Coalition, Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy, and the Bangor South Haven Heritage Water Trail Association.


Dan Garvey - Property Owner [Click here to view full size picture]
Dan Garvey - Property Owner

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