A 25-year struggle is almost over to save two acres of beach and dunes from development in Muskegon County.
The property will expand the Barrier Dunes Sanctuary and add 204 feet of undeveloped Lake Michigan shoreline to the existing 1,100 feet of public land, bringing the total length to one-quarter mile.
The land had been slated for a road and home construction.
Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation this week to allocate $300,000 to help buy the scenic two-acre parcel.