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MNA to Close Twin Waterfalls Memorial Plant Preserve in 2021

Twin Waterfalls Closure

April 30, 2021

Beginning on May 5, 2021, the Michigan Nature Association will be temporarily closing the Twin Waterfalls Memorial Plant Preserve (also known as Memorial, Tannery, and Rudy M. Olson Falls)to all visitors. MNA is taking this action to make the following improvements to the preserve: Reroute the walking trail system Address erosion sites Install new trailhead infrastructure and alter acces

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MNA Announces Virtual Events in 2021

MNA Announces Virtual Events in 2021

December 16, 2020

We missed seeing our members, donors and volunteers after canceling our series of in-person events in early 2020. For 2021, we will be working to bring new content to our members and supporters in a digital format. Our "Michigan Nature at Home" Virtual Speaker Serieswill bringstories of Michigan's natural history, photography, and science to our viewers. On January 14, we will

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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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