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Danklefsen Acres
Pennfield Charter Township, Calhoun County, Michigan 


Conservation Area: Danklefsen Acres – 32.7 Acres 

Location: Pennfield Township, Section 28 and 29 TIS, R7W

Parcel: 13-18-029-918-20 

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.

Revenue Sources

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.

Image by Emilia Morariu
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