The ODC Network was commissioned in 2018 with a grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to develop a master plan for a Kalamazoo River Greenway to connect Allegan county communities with a greenway corridor addressing environmental restoration, recreation, conservation and education. The plan is designed to serve as a guide for the development and upkeep of ecological, recreational, and educational assets along the Kalamazoo River in Allegan County.
The KRG features several parks, natural areas, and state game areas. View the interactive map for directions and more information on recreational opportunities at each site.
In an effort to preserve the watershed and connect our communities to the wonderful opportunities this greenway has to offer, we’re working in close partnership with federal, state, and local agencies to protect and restore the Kalamazoo River. Use the interactive map or download the KRG Greenway Plan (below) to learn more.
Acquired in 2022, the River Junction Preserve acquisition permanently protects nearly 300 acres of riparian, floodplain, and upland habitat at the intersection of both the Kalamazoo and Rabbit Rivers for fish, terrestrial, and aquatic wildlife. The conservation land management services of the ODC Network will protect the property’s rich biodiversity and increase the property’s ecological value.
The River Junction Preserve will be publicly accessible in fall 2023.
Acquired in 2017, Rabbit River Preserve is a 65 acre natural area along the Rabbit River in Hamilton. This ecologically diverse property is home to a variety of native flora and fauna as well as unique natural features. Trails are free and open to the public year round.