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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Doug Thiel Honored for Service

Doug Thiel was honored at our annual meeting for his enduring dedication to the Conservancy along with his outstanding leadership in support of the preservation and enhancement of our natural resources. He completed nine years of service as a board member during which time he served as President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Stewardship Chair. Those positions give only a glimmer of his contributions however. Doug has been supportive in so many aspects of Conservancy operations, from being instrumental in establishing and designing the GINLC website to negotiating for office space at Centennial Farm. With his love of hiking, bird-watching, hunting and fishing and his educational background in Wildlife Management Biology, Doug has been an invaluable resource in evaluating prospective properties for land preservation. The Conservancy is grateful to have benefited so significantly from Doug's exper­tise, talents and dedication over the years and wish him a restful sabbatical from the board. we look forward to his return.