Fall 2010
Vol. 18 No. 2
"Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain." - Henry David Thoreau

In this issue...

Reflections from the President

Hennepin Marsh Tire Clean Up

Past Conservationists of the Year Caught on Film Doing More Good Works

Summer Camp Visitors

Gray's Drive Pothole Project

Fall Update on the Intrepid Pond at Commerce Park

Local Organization and Venerable Giant Company Coopoerate on Grosse Ile Environmental Enhancement Project

In the News from Around the State & World Wide Web

Membership Renewal

GINLC Logo Items for Sale

Gibraltar Bay Unit & Nature Area Status

Memorials and Honors
Corporate and Major Sponsors

Earth Day

Land Acquisition

Board Update

New Board Members Needed

Upcoming Events...

Fall Property Clean-Up / Dump the Junk
Meet at Nature Area
East River Road
Saturday, October 16
9AM - Noon, 1-4PM
Sunday, October 17

Nature Area Reopens & Refuge-Gibraltar Bay Unit Ceremony
Saturday, October 23

Saturday November 6
Annual Membership Meeting
10:00AM - 11:30AM
Centennial Farm
Recreation Building
Continental Breakfast
Guest Speaker:
Marcy Sieggreen, Detroit Zoo
"SE MI Amphibians & the Grosse Ile Survey"

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Board Update

Keith Zook

After four years of service to the board Henry Mlott requested leave. The board accepted his resignation with regret, but appreciated his service assisting at the Nature Area. We hope to see him when the Nature Area re-opens. Jacqueline Davies also resigned for family reasons.
At the June board meeting we were delighted to elect Keith Zook to join the board. Keith has been a Conservancy member and volunteer for many years.

Zook first came to Grosse Ile in 1963 to teach mathematics. He was assigned a classroom with a river view on the second floor of the 191 1 building. He and many of the students could name the freighters that passed by. as I thought I was in heaven and I fell in love with Grosse lie," says Zook. "It is a special place." He also coached Track and Cross Country and started the computer program in Grosse Ile Schools. After 34 years, he left Grosse Ile Schools and started a new career providing computer services to other districts and small businesses.

Keith says that he looks forward to working with the Grosse Ile Nature & Land Conservancy projects. "It's a special organization," he adds.