Protecting our Land, Preserving our Legacy

Forty years ago, the founders of Legacy Land Conservancy had a dream, born of springtimes spent wandering the rivers, fields and woods of our community and nourished by the long thoughtful evenings of winter.  Those dreams have led to the conservation of 4,800 acres of southern Michigan’s most important lands.

We reflect now with great appreciation for all our donors and volunteers who supported us and made these past forty years of land and water conservation possible.

That dream continues in a new generation, with the goal of conserving 25,000 acres of land over the next twenty years.  By protecting these lands, we too will inspire generations to nourish and protect their own dreams.

As 2011 comes to an end we celebrate important steps towards realizing those dreams.

  • Herons and owls take flight just feet from a busy interstate highway thanks to the conservation of a 32-acre habitat in Northfield Township.
  • A designated scenic stream makes the ninth protected property in Arms Creek.
  • The first steps towards a new, 2,000-acre state park bridging Jackson and Washtenaw counties are being taken.

Spend your winter dreaming of gentle streams, quiet woods and scenic farms.

If you have not already made a gift to Legacy, please take a moment to donate now.