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

On May 15, your traveling photographer happened to catch our past two Conservationists of the Year working side-by-side on the planting at the "Gateway" project, south of Elizabeth Park and east of Jefferson in Trenton. Doug Thiel (2009) and Pam Frucci (2008) came up with the gateway enhancement idea earlier in the year while discussing the seemingly constant litter found along Grosse Ile Parkway.

Although solutions to that problem have not been implemented, subsequent discussions with new Conservancy member Roberta Urbani led to DTE sponsorship of the entryway enhancement project and involvement of the DTE Green Team in the planting work at Jefferson and Grosse Ile Parkway.