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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Homes for the Wood Ducks

Bill Cloutier (back left) and Bob Burns (front right) in the Nature Area, with Boy Scout troop 1721 and parents. Perry Leong, third from the left, back row, is the Scoutmaster for Troop 1721.

On Saturday. February 24, 2007, four wood duck boxes were installed in the waters of the causeway pond and two boxes secured in the trees around Quarry Pond. These boxes were the result of an Eagle Scout project by Justin Bartaway in which he and his Trenton Troop 1721 constructed 30 boxes in 2004.

The Gibraltar Duck Hunters Association and the Friends of the Detroit River provided the funds for the materials. Logistics, site selection and installation oversight was performed by Robert Burns, Detroit Riverkeeper. The Trenton scout troop again provided the labor for this installation. GINLC's board member Bill Cloutier, coordinated the event. Bill is himself an Eagle Scout and is actively involved in the Boy Scouts program. He is currently the Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 1721 and a member of the Order of the Arrow Leadership Group.