I’m excited to report that the fund drive to save the White River Barrier Dune Sanctuary has been successful! The $970k has been raised and the deal will be complete this spring to purchase the privately owned parcel to protect what will now become a 14 acre site from thoughtless development. The barrier dunes are located just north of the White Lake channel to Lake Michigan in northern Muskegon County, Michigan. A great many people, companies,agencies and organizations should be very proud of what they accomplished.
I was also very pleased that Wood TV of Grand Rapids, Michigan included clips from my blog post “Born With Sand In My Shoes” in a recent news cast (below). The video had previously been incorporated into the West Michigan Land Conservancy website. It was gratifying to be able to demonstrate my support for something I felt strongly about in creating the video.