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2107, 2018

Padnos Suing the Army Corps of Engineers!

Posted: Jul 19, 2018 The landowner Jeff Padnos announced his lawsuit today against the Army Corps of Engineers (ACE).  All the more reason that we need ALL of you to send your comments to ACE by July [...]

1206, 2018

North Shore of Saugatuck fills wetland

Posted: Jun 9, 2018 The Army Corps of Engineers reports that the North Shore of Saugatuck Development has filled-in an area 1000 square feet in one of the globally-imperiled interdunal wetlands. It is disappointing that the Bosgraaf [...]

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It is good to see that the Michigan Department of Natural Resources includes the Padnos property within the proposed expansion boundary for Saugatuck Dunes State Park. This is a public policy vision that has been firmly established for more than thirty years.
The yellow dotted line on the map below highlights the proposed expansion boundary.

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As if suing the Army Corps of Engineers over a land dispute and threatening to sue Fire Chief Janik weren't enough. Now Jeff Padnos, Scott & Brian Bosgraaf, and their lawyer Carl Gabrielse, acting as Northshore of Saugatuck, are now questioning the treaty rights of the two federally-recognized Tribal Nations, Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi and Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians. ...

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