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Nature Preserve Restoration & Trail Improvement Grant Made for Livingston Land Conservancy

February 12th, 2024 Back to Browse Stories

Newly awarded grant funding from the Community Foundation for Livingston County, an affiliate of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, will support restoration work and trail improvements at The Livingston Land Conservancy, a nature preserve on property owned by a local library.

The Charles and Albert Parker Families Nature Preserve is on property owned by the Brighton District Library and protected under a permanent conservation easement held by the Conservancy. It’s a 4.5-acre natural area along Charles Orndorf Drive in Brighton. The property was donated to the Library by Elizabeth and Helen Parker in 1994, with a conservation easement to permanently protect it.

Conservancy President Sara Thomas said “We’re thrilled that the Community Foundation approved our vision to make improvements to the Parker Families Nature Preserve to enhance outdoor educational opportunities for the benefit of residents of Livingston County and beyond – especially young people, to help increase their understanding and appreciation of nature.”

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