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Saugatuck Dunes in the News

1704, 2018

Environmental group still opposing marina development

By Sydney.Smith / (616) 546-4219 Posted Apr 17, 2018 at 11:00 AM DOUGLAS — The Saugatuck Dunes Coastal Alliance announced April 16 its ongoing legal strategy to oppose a development they say is putting the dunes at risk. read more [...]

812, 2017

Saugatuck Dunes Face Imminent Threat

Dec 08, 2017 David Swan TCLF first listed Saugatuck Dunes as a threatened site in its 2011 Landslide: The Landscape I Love. But efforts to protect the lightly settled coastal area at the mouth of [...]

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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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