Pennfield Charter Township, Calhoun County, Michigan
Conservation Area: Danklefsen Acres – 32.7 Acres
Location: Pennfield Township, Section 28 and 29 TIS, R7W
Street Address: Dream Drive, east of M-66
Conservation Area Description Danklefsen Acres, located north of Bailey Park in Battle Creek, Michigan consists of marsh land within close proximity to the Battle Creek River. The property, formerly land-locked, was granted a permanent easement from a generous neighbor.
Education and Research
Future plans to partner with local naturalists, the City of Battle Creek, Pennfield Township and Calhoun Conservation District may include plans for trails, a picnic area, and an observation deck. The original vision began in 2014 in to develop a nature preserve for local residents.
Hunting Lease Rights
Janet Danklefsen and Carol J. Danklefsen, sisters and both Michigan residents, donated the property in 2004 to Calhoun Conservation District to be protected as a nature preserve. Adjoining property neighbors Mark and Stephanie Lambert granted a permanent easement to Calhoun Conservation District in 2017 to allow for access to the property. A vision to develop the formerly landlocked wetlands natural area for use by birdwatchers, hikers, and outdoor enthusiasts still continues to be a future goal.