Summer 2008
Vol. 16 No. 2

I should ask that a gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life..." Rachel Carson

In this issue...

Reflections from the President

Legislative Victory for Land Conservation

Tree Planting Workshop

Stewardship Report

Margarete Hasserdot is the Rotary "Citizen of the Year"

Geology Rocks Unveiling

Wildlife Signs

Nature Area Update

Recent Membership Drive

New Options for Donors

Watchful Eyes

GINLC Awarded Grant

Our Wish Came True

Did You Know?

Thank you

Memorial and Honors


Upcoming Events...

Nature Area Open
Saturdays 10AM to 2PM
Thursdays 6PM to 8PM
(Weather Permitting)

Late July - September
Lotus in Bloom
(Nature Area)

November 8
Annual Meeting


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Recent Membership Drive

In late May, the Conservancy sent introductory letters out to all Grosse lie households. Although the Conservancy was established in 1993, many residents are not familiar with it. Some thought we were a local arm of the nationwide "Nature Conservancy"; we're not. Others thought we were part of the township's Open Space program; we're not. We are an independent non-profit organization dependent on membership contributions to accomplish our goals. The board decided this was a good time to "get the word out" to all who were not familiar with us.

To our current members - we apologize for contacting you in this way. To make the project cost effective, we had to include every Grosse Ile household in the mailing. You are in our membership database and we haven't forgotten about you!

If you've been a faithful member, but are not currently contributing, please know that we still need you! Though these are difficult economic times, we ask that you continue to support GINLC by making a contribution appropriate for you.

To see if your membership is up-to-date, please look at the mailing label on this newsletter. It will show the last or current year of your paid membership.

New Options for Donors

Recently we added the option of receiving donations by credit card and by PayPal. So, when it's time to renew your membership, or if you want to make a special donation for a memorial or honorarium, you can do it quickly and easily at our secure website, if you prefer.