Current Projects

Mertaugh Family Addition to the Birge Nature Preserve 

At the end of August, the Little Traverse Conservancy purchased 155 acres of land lying along more than a half mile of northern Lake Huron shoreline at Search Bay. This project – which has been in the works for more than 14 years – is an addition to the existing Birge Preserve Complex. All told, this complex now consists of 683 acres and more than two miles of Lake Huron shoreline. Funding for the purchase was made possible by the J.A. Woollam Foundation.

Trail Camera Monitoring Program

Our trail camera program has been increasingly valuable to the organization, helping us prioritize our trail efforts on an increasing system of trails.

We are currently seeking funding for additional cameras. If you can help, please contact Kieran or Charles at 231.347.0991.


The Land and Water Education Fund

Established in 2014 by Ian and Sally Bund, the Land and Water Education Fund supports Little Traverse Conservancy, Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, and the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation.  The purpose of the Fund is to provide income to support the education programs of LTC and TOMWC.  Collaborative efforts such as the Watershed Academy which is now in its third year, will be supported by this fund, as will other educational efforts of the two groups.  This fund provides donors with an option that makes the most of their investment in education programs that teach children about land and water issues.

We ask Conservancy supporters to consider supporting the Land and Water Education Fund in their will, trust, or other charitable giving plans.
Contact our office at 231.347.0991 for more information.
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