Vol. 16 No. 1
In this issue...
April 19 & 26
Our Conservancy is making steady progress protecting vacant land on the Thoroughfare Canal.
Last year due to the kind donation of Mr. & Mrs. Wittbold, three wooded lots on the north bank of the Thoroughfare Canal were added to our land inventory.
Two adjacent lots, now owned by the State of Michigan, are about to be deeded to us by The Michigan Land Bank thanks to the assistance of Supervisor Kobiljak. This, including the two lots donated by Mr. & Mrs. Morse in previous years will provide the Conservancy with about four hundred feet of wooded water frontage of high environmental value.
In addition, the Conservancy already protects six lots on the south shore of the Canal on Halley Crescent with the Township owning most of the vacant wooded lots all the way up to the Meridian Bridge.
There are several more wooded vacant lots on the Canal that are unlikely to ever be developed due to the lack of sewers in the area and are therefore of little value to their present owners.
Our long-range vision is to protect all the remaining wooded lots on the Canal between the Meridian Bridge and the Trenton Channel, protecting a valuable riparian habitat and providing the people of Grosse Ile with a scenery reminiscent of a time prior to development.