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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In Memorium

Mrs. Chloe D. Rehfield, an early benefactor of the Grosse Ile Nature & Land Conservancy, recently passed away at the age of 97.
Mrs. Rehfield and her neighbor Dr. Rosemarie Blosen were concerned that the wooded areas of their large backyards would eventually be lost to development. The establishment of the Grosse Ile Nature and Land Conservancy in 1993 gave both ladies the opportunity to protect their backyards with a conservation easement. Due to their generosity almost 2 acres of prime woodlands are now protected in perpetuity.  Since conservation easements remain private property, public access is not permitted without special arrangements.  However, we all can now enjoy the beauty of these woodlands by walking along Parke Lane, south from Horsemill just past the Presbyterian Church.  The easements are on the eastside of Park Lane, opposite the open space woodlands on the west side.