Flower Creek Dunes Expansion and Restoration Project (MI)
Grant Recipient:

Grant Awarded:

$335,395

Lake Basin(s):

Michigan

Project Location(s):

Muskegon County, Michigan

The Flower Creek Dunes area has been recognized as an important conservation target since at least 1960 for its unique ecological features including a Great Lakes marsh community and high quality forested dune habitat along the shoreline of Lake Michigan. This project will secure and protect in perpetuity 20 acres of shoreline property that lies immediately south of the confluence of Big Flower Creek and Lake Michigan and is directly adjacent to the existing 35 acre Flower Creek Dunes Nature Preserve held by the Land Conservancy of West Michigan. This property contains varied habitats including approximately 1,000 feet of Lake Michigan shoreline, 1,000 feet of Big Flower Creek, forested and open critical dune habitat, and a portion of Great Lakes marsh habitat. The project will restore and manage the property to preserve critical dune and wetland habitat supporting a significant population of the federally endangered Pitcher’s thistle and other federally and state listed species that have been documented on the property.

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