Birge Nature Preserve grows to the east

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A 40-acre addition to the Birge/Mertaugh/Nye Nature Preserve Complex was recently purchased, adding 2,000 feet of frontage along Steele Creek and a quarter mile of M-134 frontage to this Mackinac County Preserve. Located just a few miles west of Hessel, the Birge Preserve now totals more than 812 acres with 2.7 miles of Lake Huron shoreline. Funding for the addition was provided by Don and Karen Stearns, who have generously helped the Little Traverse Conservancy protect other lands in the...

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