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New Property Acquisitions in 2020 Protect Land for Future Generations

New Property Acquisitions in 2020 Protect Land for Future Generations

October 30, 2020

Each year with the support of our members and donors, MNA builds on our network of more than 180 Nature Sanctuaries and this year, despite its challenges, has been no different. Several major land acquisition projects stand out which include both new and existing sanctuary addition projects. Early in 2020, with funding from a North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant and in partner

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10th Annual Photo Contest Winners Announced!

10th Annual Photo Contest Winners Announced

October 23, 2020

We are excited to announce the winners in this year’s 10thAnnual Photo Contest. This year’s photo contest saw more than 200 entries from over three dozen photographers. After much deliberation, the photo contest judges selected the winners based on their photographic and ecological qualities. The winning photographers will be honored with a framed print of their winning photo, a commem

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Victory for Land and Water Conservation Fund

Victory for Land and Water Conservation Fund

August 5, 2020

On Tuesday, August 4th, the Great American Outdoors Act, which was passed by the House and Senate this summer, was signed into law. This bill guarantees $900 million dollars annually to the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) from oil and gas revenues, providing much-needed funding for natural lands and parks across the country. In its 50 year history, the LWCF has provided $329 millio

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MNA Provides Guidance on Sanctuary Visitation During COVID-19

MNA Provides Guidance on Sanctuary Visitation During COVID-19

June 12, 2020

MNA Nature Sanctuaries remain open from dawn to dusk for individuals and families wishing to get outside to enjoy nature. We ask that visitorsadhere to state andCDC guidelines and recommendations.Please keep gatherings to a minimum. We encourage you to visit MNA Nature Sanctuaries with members of your own household. Travel Only travel with members of your household Do not visit an M

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10th Annual Photo Contest Opens June 15th!

10th Annual Photo Contest Opens June 15th

June 5, 2020

MNA isproud to announce that we will be accepting entries for our 10th Annual Photo Contest beginning on Monday, June 15th, in honor of National Nature Photography Day. Since 2011, professional and hobbyist photographers have beeninvited to submit their bestimages of nature from all around the state of Michigan. Over the years, we have seen several hundred entries received from dozens of photograp

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2019 Year in Review Released

2019 Year in Review Released

April 23, 2020

Each year, we set out to protect, maintain, and restore critical habitat in the fragile ecosystem that makes up this unique state. And each year, we are met with challenges – some that are surmountable, and some that are seemingly overwhelming. 2019 ended with a number of positive conservation achievements. We celebrated the removal of the Kirtland’s Warbler from the Federal end

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MNA Response to COVID-19 Concerns

MNA Response to COVID-19 Concerns

March 13, 2020

The Michigan Nature Association is committed to helping stop the spread of COVID-19 and has taken the following measures to ensure the safety of all staff, volunteers,visitors, and the public: Effective immediately, the MNA office in Okemos is closed to all guests and non-essential visitors. External ev

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MNA Adds to Swamp Lakes Moose Refuge Nature Sanctuary

MNA Adds to Swamp Lakes Moose Refuge Nature Sanctuary

January 21, 2020

As part of a North American Wetlands Conservation Act grant, MNA recently completed the transfer of a 118+ acre parcel from The Nature Conservancy on the south and eastern side of MNA’s Swamp Lakes Moose Refuge Nature Sanctuary in the Upper Peninsula’s Luce County. Photo by Andrew Bacon The sanctuary is part of a landscape known as the Swamp Lakes which is of significant impo

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