Fall 2009
Vol. 17 No. 2
"When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect." - Aldo Leopold

In this issue...

A Message from the President

Landscape Worth Considering

A Cool Summer

First Annual Nature and Wildlife Photo Contest

Stewardship Corner

Thank You Intrepid Pond Donors!

Protecting the Bushes & Trees at Intrepid Pond

News from Lansing

Membership Renewal

GINLC Logo Items for Sale

Nature Area/Gibraltar Bay Unit News

Memorials and Honors

Earth Day

Surf Over

Smart Growth on Grosse Ile Video

Upcoming Events...

Saturday November 7
Annual Membership Meeting
10:00AM - 11:30AM
Centennial Farm
Recreation Building
Continental Breakfast

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News from Lansing
by Ingo Hasserodt

We are glad to report that the Conservancy received another 7 wooded lots in the Grosse Ile Woods subdivision from the State of Michigan land bank. We now own and protect from development a total of 47 lots or about 7 acres in that subdivision. Together with the open space properties of the Township, the major portion of this woodland that extends north of Horse Mill from the Thoroughfare Canal to almost Meridian is protected.

The plat of this subdivision was originally designed with mostly small 50'x 130' lots and very few were ever developed.

The pretty wooden house on the corner of Meridian and Horse Mill, we believe, was the original sales office. The woodland is mostly old growth with some magnificent old trees in the interior.