Conserving Ottawa Sands

Morning Mix – FOX17

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

For hikers, campers, anglers, or those just looking for a place to get closer to nature, there's a new park opening soon. The property is 345 acres and sits between the Kitchel Lindquist Hartger Dune Preserve and Ottawa County’s 513 acre North Ottawa Dunes natural area. The site has long been used for sand mining, but has been inactive in recent years. Now, for the first time, the public could finally have the opportunity to experience the natural beauty this property holds. Ottawa County Parks and the Land Conservancy of West Michigan, working in partnership, have a limited-time opportunity to save it from future development and conserve it for public enjoyment.

The efforts to improve the Ottawa Sands property are a shining example of the types of wildlife conservation and management that will ensure the state's forests, waters and wildlife are protected and preserved for generations to come.

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