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...
In the News from Around the State & World Wide Web
Fall Property Clean-Up / Dump the Junk
Nature Area Reopens & Refuge-Gibraltar Bay Unit Ceremony
In the News: From Around the State & World Wide Web
From Heart of the Lakes, Michigan's Center for Land Conservation Policies
The Grosse lie Nature & Land Conservancy was the featured member on the Heart of the Lakes website for the month of April. They also reported that after tallying the numbers from the annual Protected Acres Survey, they were pleased and excited to announce that their members surpassed an all-time half million acres protected! As of December 31, 2009 member land conservancies have protected a total of 509,125 acres of natural, scenic and working farms and forest lands throughout Michigan.
Heart of the Lakes is a statewide coalition of individuals and organizations dedicated to land conservation, including 27 member land conservancies. Rachel Kuntzsch, Executive Director of Heart of the Lakes noted, "the lands protected by Michigan's conservancies provide significant public benefit for local communities and for the state."
From the University of Windsor's Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research
Our Gibraltar Bay and Intrepid Pond projects are now listed under the Soft Shoreline Engineering Case Studies (#16 and #17 respectively) on the website of the University of Windsor's State of the Strait Conference: Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research. A total of 38 soft shoreline projects are highlighted. See our website's News page for the link to the article.
From Freshwater Future
GINLC was highlighted with a photo and news clip in the Freshwater Future's Spring 2010 Newsletter under the headline "Celebrating Milestones-Success from the Field." Freshwater Future provided a grant for our Intrepid Pond planting project in 2009. They are an organization that works to protect aquatic habitats in the Great Lakes basin by providing financial, technical, communications and networking assistance to citizens and grassroots watershed groups.