Spring 2007
Vol. 15 No. 1
"He who plants a tree plants a hope" - Lucy Larcom

In this issue...

Reflections from the President

Homes for Wood Ducks - Nature Area

Welcome Spring 2007

Volunteers Needed

Member Opportunities

Is a Toad a Frog?

2006 An exciting year!

How to Create a Wildlife-Friendly Backyard

2006 Conservationist

Welcome, New Board Members

Nature Deficit Disorder

Landscape for Learning

Three Generations of Volunteers

Upcoming Events...

April 1 4
Tree Planting
Contact Fred Pepper 692-0517 to help plant trees on GINLC proerties.

April 22
Earth Day
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Centennial Farm

Nature Area Open
Saturday 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Thursday 6PM - 8PM
(Weather Permitting)

Wish List
Computer Printer
Electronic Projector
Display Boards
Benches for Nature Area
Shade Canopy for Nature Area

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2006 Conservationist

Tom Luley was named the "Grosse Ile Conservationist of the Year" at the GINLC's annual meeting.

Tom Luley, a Grosse Ile resident of 25 years, was honored at the annual meeting for his hard work and dedication in the conservation arena by receiving GINLC's 2006 Conservation Award. Tom, a Ford Motor retiree, has been staying active by volunteering his time, energy and his carpentry skills to the conservancy. He has constructed several observation platforms at the Nature Area and has been involved with many other improvements around the island. His labor has led to a much more enjoyable experience for the many visitors to the Nature Area. Tom is always willing to give a hand, whether it's moving wood chips for Landscape for Learning projects at the schools or working with our local churches to organize a Faith & Environment Conference. This winter, along with Margarete Hasserodt (the 2005 Conservation Award honoree), he built tree seedling boxes for the Nature Area.