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

Back to Newsletters

First Annual Nature and Wildlife Photo Contest
by Liz Hugel

We were delighted to receive a total of 39 entries, which were matted for display at the Earth Day Celebration. Karen Skrocki, a local nature photographer, judged the photos for quality and appeal and. although it was difficult to narrow down the awards, she awarded a "Best in Show" and two "Honorable Mentions" Our judge and guests were pleased and impressed with the entries for the quality to the photographs and the creative titles.

Best In Show for "Winter Blossoms" was awarded to Chelsea Karrar of GI High School.

Honorable Mention for "Ducks on Waterfall" was awarded to Alex Wozney of GI Middle School.

Honorable Mention for "Moonlit" was awarded to Corrine Carter of GI High School.

People's Choice Award for "Reflection of Sky in Lake" was presented to Tara Lang of GI High School.

Click here to see these photos.

Awards and certificates were presented to the winners on Tuesday May 5th at Grosse Ile High School by Ken Tilp, Treasurer. We thank the management of Kathy's Cafe for their donation of several gift certificates. Photos were displayed afterwards at the Middle School and High School. The Conservancy will host the contest again in 2010, encouraging students to spend time over the year appreciating, capturing and sharing nature's beauty.