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Have you ever walked along the Crystal River? Have you explored the dune and swale ecology of this beautiful place? Did you know the Leelanau Conservancy played a key part in preserving the natural beauty of the river through a “transfer and assist program”? JoinConservancy docents JoAnne Gerben and Sharon Oriel to visit the Crystal River on foot. You will see dunes that are only one foot high and trees in the swale that are small in diameter and old in age. There are no trails where we will be walking so rugged footwear is recommended. Bug spray is also suggested. To join the walk, turn off M-22 near Glen Arbor onto CR-675. Go a very short distance after you have crossed the Crystal River. Park on the shoulder just passed the Tree Song Private Drive. If you see the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore sign, you have gone too far.