Michigan State Senator Tom Casperson (R-Escanaba) introduced two bills that would allow funding from Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund to be used for non-land protection purposes. Senate Bill 214 would divert Trust Fund resources to maintaining road infrastructure for the timber and mining industry and for harbor dredging and S.B. 0164 would appropriate $30 million […]
“Roots” is the first installment in a four-part series of articles written by Ann Arbor Community Farm’s Kat Oshman, detailing the relationship between the Community Farm and Legacy Land Conservancy. To learn more about the farm’s operations and conservation easement with Legacy, please Click Here.
Dr. Rudolph Reichert, a retired surgeon and prominent member of the Ann Arbor community, donated 92 acres of land to Legacy. The property is located in Dexter and Putman Townships, and consists of two kettle lakes, ponds, near-shore habitat abutting Portage Creek and Little Portage Lake, wetlands, swamp, marsh and dry oak forests. Legacy is filled […]
Neil Weidmayer recently protected 90 acres of farmland in Freedom Township with Legacy Land Conservancy! Protecting this acreage was a priority because it is considered “prime farmland” and “farmland of local importance” by USDA and the Natural Resources & Conservation Service. The land will continue to be cultivated for Weidmayer Farms, the owner’s agricultural business. […]