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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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.