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Chippewa Watershed Conservancy

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Address
306 S University Ave
Mount Pleasant, MI 48804
Phone
(989) 772-5777
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The Chippewa Watershed Conservancy (CWC) protects natural habitat and open space in the counties on the Chippewa River.
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Description
The mission of Chippewa Watershed Conservancy (CWC) is to protect wildlife habitat and open space in the counties of the Chippewa River Watershed. CWC is a nonprofit conservation organization which owns 22 nature preserves open to the public for passive outdoor recreation. Eighteen of the 22 nature preserves are located in Isabella County and 9 of them are on the Chippewa River.

Some of CWC’s flagship nature preserves include Audubon Woods Preserve, Bundy Hill Preserve, Halls Lake Natural Area and Sylvan Solace Preserve. All these properties have parking lots, signage and well-established hiking trails.

CWC also manages 39 conservation easements on private lands which protect a variety of conservation values such as air and water quality, wildlife habitat, forest health and outdoor recreation. To date, it has permanently protected over 5,300 acres.

In addition to protecting wild places, CWC offers a variety of environmental education outings including guided hikes, paddling trips and more. It connects people to public land in their communities by providing opportunities to build and maintain hiking trails, clean up trash, manage invasive species and more.

Visit www.cwc-mi.org for more information on nature preserves, educational outings and ways to get involved with CWC.
Events
Dec
21 Fri

Guided Winter Solstice Hike

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join Isabella Conservation District Education Coordinator and CWC Board Member, Mike LeValley, for an exploratory hike on the shortest day of the year
Jan
1 Tue

First Day Hike at Bundy Hill

Start off your 2019 on the right foot by hiking to the summit of Bundy Hill -- the tallest point in Isabella County.
Feb
2 Sat

Guided Snowshoe Hike

10:00 am - 11:30 am
Explore Chippewa Watershed Conservancy's Sylvan Solace by snowshoe.
Feb
9 Sat

Signs of Winter Animal Activity Hike

10:00 am - 12:00 am
Join us for an exploration winter wildlife activity at Chippewa Watershed Conservancy's Halls Lake Natural Area.
Mar
23 Sat

Seasonal Changes Guided Hike

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Explore Chippewa Watershed Conservancy's beautiful Sylvan Solace Preserve and look for early signs of spring.

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