Vol. 17 No. 1
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2008 Grosse Ile Conservationist of the Year - Pam Frucci
Pam Frucci was awarded the 2008 Conservationist of the Year Award for her tireless dedication and outstanding contributions to the preservation and stewardship of the natural resources on Grosse Ile and beyond. She is an amazing example of “stewardship” in this community, whether it’s working diligently in a high profile position like Township Trustee, a member of the Open Space/Greenways Committee or doing everyday good citizen of the earth activities like picking up roadside trash. Pam was a founding member of the Island Beautification and Natural Resources Committees and has extended her efforts beyond our island to include serving on SEMCOG committees, the Downriver Recycling Center and Keep Michigan Beautiful. At home, Pam has guided work by local scouts to build trails through our woods and periodically shares her conservationist principles with the community through the Ile Camera. In 2008 Pam started the Friends of Westcroft Gardens, a band of volunteers organized to assist the de Beausset family in their efforts to preserve the natural beauty of their property, the oldest working island farm.