Featured Project: Reichert Preserve
In 2012, Dr. Rudolph Reichert, at the recommendation of his beloved wife Sue, donated a nearly 100 acre nature preserve to Legacy Land Conservancy. The Reichert Preserve is comprised of eight unique eco-systems, including a large marsh complex that filters the water flowing into the two great watersheds. There are also diverse native forests and a series of ponds that welcome a wide variety of plants and animals.
Legacy Land Conservancy is committed to building on the bequest Dr. Rudolph Reichert and his family has given us. This project requires big thinking and creates a real opportunity to make a difference in our community.
- Look to add adjoining lands to protect the natural environment around the preserve
- Work cooperatively with neighbors, groups and schools to implement education and environmental programs for children and adults to learn first-hand on the Preserve
- Steward the natural habitat to make sure the Preserve provides a home for the plants and animals that have always made southern Michigan so special.
Thanks to the generosity of the Reichert Family and gifts from several donors, we have put together a challenge gift of $200,000 to realize Dr. Reichert’s legacy: until that total is reached, we will match dollar for dollar your donation or pledge from $1 to $10,000. If you wish to contribute more, we will work with you to build on the challenge.
With your support we can assure that future generations will be able to experience the Reichert Preserve for centuries to come.
Featured Legacy Funds
Legacy needs your help to ensure that we are able to keep the promise to future generations that the lands entrusted to us for protection and preservation will be protected forever.
Legacy has established the Forever Fund to ensure that lands we conserve will stay protected for all time. This special fund serves two important functions. It ensures that resources will always be available for annual site visits on all of Legacy’s conservation properties to enforce compliance with the terms of the conservation agreement.