Group opposes construction in Ludington School Forest

October 7, 2018

The Ludington School Forest has friends.

The group calling themselves Save the Ludington School Forest is a grassroots organization dedicated to preserving the forest. The group believes that the school forest is a ready-made learning environment.

Members of the group told the Daily News that they believe that the school district needs updating and would support a facilities plan, but just not in the school forest.

“We are very pro-education and we want the schools to get the money and we would work to help the millage pass,” said Kris Campbell.” But we don’t want it done in the school forest.”

“We are arguing now that 20 years has gone by (since that last inquiry about building on the school forest) as far as the community is concerned,” said Steve Bachleda. “We did not realize that there was a division (between the Outcalt property and the school forest) until we started looking into it further.”

Ludington Area Schools has proposed constructing a new building on the Outcalt property, which is 70 acres situated along the southeast corner of Jebavy Drive and Bryant Road. There is an 80-acre parcel of property that stretches from Jebavy Drive to Johnson Road that is the school forest property.

See full story in Saturday’s Ludington Daily News print of e-Edition

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