The Chippewa Watershed Conservancy is a nonprofit conservation group dedicated to the protection of open space and wildlife habitat in the counties of the Chippewa River Watershed in central Michigan.We have an opportunity to protect a true historic and cultural landmark
thanks to the children of the late Wakelin and Kathleen (Katy) McNeel. The landmark we are speaking about is Bundy Hill, the highest geologic point in Isabella County. Bundy Hill is an iconic feature with significant scenic, historic, cultural, recreational and educational importance both to local residents and visitors. So what does this mean for you?
It means this special piece of Isabella County's landscape will be forever protected as natural space, and open to the public for quiet recreation and scenic enjoyment. We’ll hold events there, nature walks, natural science education activities like Wakelin McNeel did 40 years ago. In addition to our organized outings, you will be able to visit on your own whenever you want. We need to raise $240,000 to buy Bundy Hill and the surrounding 100 acres.
We’ll use these funds to purchase the land, add new trail signage, support closing and fundraising costs, and provide for stewardship and endowment funds to ensure that we can properly maintain and monitor it now and forever.Can you imagine it? Bundy Hill permanently protected and publically accessible forever. We can do this. We owe it to our history and to future generations.