Spring 2009
Vol. 17 No. 1

In this issue...

Message from the President

Welcome New Board Members

News from Lansing

Intrepid Pond

Landscaping at Centennial Farm

Hennepin Marsh Clean-up

New Detention Pond

2008 GI Conservationist of the Year Award

In Memorium

Annual Meeting

Earth Day

Honors & Recognitions


Membership Renewals
Memorials & Honorariums


Upcoming Events...

April 26
Earth Day

1PM to 4PM
Centennial Farm

May 2
GINLC Clean Up
Meet 9AM
Centennial Farm

May 9
Intrepid Pond Planting

Come when you can 9AM to 3PM
Meet at Meridian and Intrepid

Date to be announced
Fall Property Tour

November 7
Annual Meeting
10AM to 11:30AM
Centennial Farm


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Annual Meeting

Kristi Thiel, Park Ranger from the US Fish & Wildlife Service, Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge, discussed recent activities and plans for the refuge. 

We had a very enjoyable membership meeting this past November.  It included a presentation by Kristi Thiel, Park Ranger for the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge.  She highlighted the slew of activities taking place in the refuge and informed us of the six-pronged wildlife dependent recreational uses that guide public use of refuge lands: hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, wildlife photography, environmental education, and interpretation.  In addition to event programming at Humbug Marsh and Refuge Gateway, she must develop the comprehensive and all-important Visitor’s Service Plan for the site.  That’s the documentation required by FWS to guide access and programming for refuge sites.  It was a most informative presentation and we really appreciated Kristi’s visit.

Bruce Jones (left) spoke with members interested in the Conservancy’s educational programs.

Peter Rock (left) tries to convince Bob Lawrence to market the Conservancy by purchasing and wearing some GINLC clothing.