September GreenBack group: the Dahlem Conservancy

Our GreenBack group for September is the Dahlem Conservancy, a Jackson-based environmental organization and land conservancy that oversees the John and Mary Dahlem Educational Center.

The Dahlem Center is located at 7117 South Jackson Rd., on a beautiful stretch of winding, country road, and features five miles of hiking trails through prairie, swamp, and forest land. It’s a “hidden jewel” in Jackson county, and it’s a great place to take kids to help them appreciate the outdoors.

The Dahlem Center holds many kids-focused programs, including this weekend’s Goblin Walk.

American 1 chose the Dahlem Conservancy because of its educational programs for the community, its efforts to protect “wetlands and other unique lands in South Central Michigan,” and for making the outdoors accessible to everyone in Jackson County. You can hike the trails for free during daylight hours, and the Center has a special-needs half mile trail.

We had 153 new members referred to American 1 in September, which means we’re donating $306 to the Dahlem Conservancy’s endowment fund – to make sure the center can continue to provide great programming and environmental stewardship for our area.

For questions about the Dahlem Conservancy, or programs at the Dahlem Center, call (517) 782-3453.

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