Preservation campaign means good news for Antrim, Kalkaska counties

Linda Gallagher, Contributing Writer
Grand Traverse Regional Conservancy, Torch Lake Nature Preserve

The Grand Traverse Regional Conservancy’s land protection specialist Todd Vigland along the shoreline of 89 acres of property at the south end of Intermediate Lake in Kearney Township that is now permanently preserved from development thanks to the organization’s $71.4 million fundraising effort. 


REGION — The incredible success of a $70-plus million fundraising project means that a number of valuable properties will be permanently preserved in both Antrim and Kalkaska counties.

As part of the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy’s five-year-old Campaign for Generations, funding is now complete for more than a dozen land acquisition projects, including the new Torch Lake Nature Preserve near the eastern shore of Torch Lake, two properties on Intermediate Lake, and in Kalkaska County, a 1,300-acre former Boy Scout camp made possible with the financial support of a well-known Antrim County couple.

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