Spring 2008
Vol. 16 No. 1

In this issue...

Reflections from the President

Welcome New Board Members

GINLC Education Committee Report

Stewardship Notes

Land Acquisition

Nature Area Season Planned

Nature Area Clean Up

2007 GI Conservationist of the Year Award

Doug Thiel Honored for Service

Annual Meeting

Arbor Day

Conservancy Awarded Pond Restoration Grant

2007 Christmas Bird Count

Did You Know?

Thank you

Newletter Sponsor

Upcoming Events...

May 3
Nature Area Opening Day

10AM to 2PM

April 19
Island Clean Up
Call Jake Atkins
(734) 676-5536
for meeting site

April 19 & 26
Nature Area Clean Up

9:00AM to Noon
Nature Area

April 20
Earth Day

Centinnial Farm
1PM to 4PM

May 10
Arbor Day
Tree Planting Seminar

10AM to 11AM
Centennial Farm
Register - 675-2364
(Rec. Department)
No Fee

May 14
BASF Presentation
Riverview Project

Township Hall


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Arbor Day

Michigan celebrates Arbor Day on the last Friday in April, this year on April 25. Tree Facts:

One tree is saved for every 4-foot stack of news­papers recycled.

One acre of trees produces enough oxygen for 18 people every day.

It takes 40 gallons of sugar maple sap to make 1 gallon of syrup.

Recycling a ton of paper saves 17 trees and 3 cubic yards of landfill space.

One acre of trees absorbs enough carbon dioxide during a year's time to equal the amount you pro­duce when you drive your car 26,000 miles.

The Michigan state flower is the flower of a tree - the Apple Blossom. The Eastern White Pine is the Michigan state tree.