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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Our Wish Came True

In the spring issue of our newsletter, we placed a "Wanted ad" and asked for a donation of a little wagon to pull the smallest of our Nature Area visitors along the paths. As soon as the airport manager, Derek Thiel, learned about the request, he knew exactly the person to contact.

Art Cortis, the owner of the Grosse Ile Pilot House, stored a "Big Foot Panel Wagon" in his garage and immediately agreed to donate it to the GINLC. At the time he was very happy that the wagon would be put to good use and he hoped that many little kids would enjoy their ride through nature. Although we have been recently saddened by the news that Mr. Cortis passed away on June 24th, we will remember him with fondness whenever we put the wagon to use with the youngsters.