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About “And this our life, exempt from public haunt,
Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,
Sermons in stones, and good in everything.”

—William Shakespeare, As You Like It, 1599

Photo by James Cook

The Saugatuck Dunes Coastal Alliance (SDCA) was incorporated in the spring of 2007 as a 501c3 non-profit organization in response to imminent threats to the Saugatuck Dunes—part of the largest and most significant assemblage of freshwater dunes on the planet Earth.

The SDCA is very proud to include the following member organizations: the Douglas Lakeshore Association, Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Society, Holland League of Women Voters, Laketown Alliance for Neighborly Development, Concerned Citizens for Saugatuck Dunes State Park, the Kalamazoo River Protection Association, and the Lake Michigan Shore Association.

Since our founding, various individuals, philanthropists, organizations, and bodies of government have worked together in order to protect and preserve the 171-acre Saugatuck Dunes Natural Area, the 122-acre Tallmadge Woods, and the 22-acre McEnroe Conservation Easement; however, many threats still exist to rural open space, farmland, and to the very wild heart of Saugatuck—the Saugatuck Dunes.

We invite you to join our organization today and visit this dynamic website often to stay posted on the latest happenings in the Saugatuck Dunes coastal region.

Thank you for your support,

David Swan
President of the SDCA

 
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