An Oklahoma billionaire is suing for the right to build homes in Saugatuck. The homes will go on 400 acres of fragile dunes near Saugatuck and Lake Michigan. Recently, the community announced new strategies for protecting this stretch of pristine lakeshore from development. Michigan Now’s Chris McCarus was there.
Michigan Now is broadcast around the state on public radio stations such as Grand Rapids' WGVU 88.5 FM and 1480 AM. This piece is funded in part by Rapid Growth Media and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority
Photograph:Dunes along Lake Michigan just North of Saugatuck (these are not the dunes referenced in this article)Photograph by Brian Kelly - All Rights Reserved