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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Summer Camp Visitors

This summer we were asked to host the Delray Community Center Camp for an afternoon outdoors. Since we could not accommodate the campers at the Nature Area we planned several hours of walking the trails at Lake Erie Metro Park.

Although heavy rains hit after the 60-70 campers arrived, they had a wonderful time exploring all of the interesting items on display at the Marshland Museum. in addition to a visit with an American bald eagle, the campers had a great time learning about muskrats, turtles, frog calls and lotus from interpreter Gerry Wykes. Our thanks to Gerry for his fabulous impromptu presentation, as well as Carol Morse, Margarete and Ingo Hasserodt, John Leon, Pete Rock and Bruce Jones - all of whom had volunteered as guides.