Leelanau County Land Will Remain Undeveloped

Two sections of land will be protected from future development in Leelanau County thanks to a longtime farmer and businessman.

Glen Noonan is protecting two large parcels of his land through an easement with the Leelanau Conservancy.

One of the sections will preserve 200 acres in Empire Township and is home to a Kettle Hole, which is a depression in the land created by melting glacial ice.

The second section of land will be protected in Kasson Township and covers Polack Lake.

Noonon grew up near the parcel in Kasson Township, the easement allows him to retain his ownership but protects the land from future development.