Spring 2011
Vol. 19 No. 1

Spring is a natural resurrection, an experience in immortality -Henry David Thoreau

In this issue...

Reflections from the President

Habitat for Learning

Celebration for the Gibraltar Bay Unit of the Detroit River International Refuge

Gibraltar Bay Fish Survey

Colina Grant

2010 GI Conservationist of the Year Award

Second Sundays at the Wildlife Refuge/Nature Area

Sunday at the Wildlife Refuge

Freshwater Futures Grant

Michigan Amphibians and Mudpuppies Survey

Annual Meeting

Honors & Recognitions

Lifetime Achievement Award

Stewardship Corner

Land Acquisition

Memorials & Honorariums


Small Machines - Big Polluters

Did you know?

Upcoming Events...

May 1
Earth Day

1PM to 4PM
Centennial Farm
Contact Liz Hugel

May 13
Habitat for Learning Workday
8AM to 4PM
Parke Lane Elementary
Contact Courtney Solenberger-McNeill

Nature Area Open
Every Sunday
1-4PM, May 8 to Oct. 30

May 15
Interpretive Nature Walk
1PM to 4PM
Nature Area
Contact Courtney Solenberger-McNeill

November 5
Annual Meeting
10AM to 11:30AM
Centennial Farm


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Lifetime Achievement Award

photo by Karen Skrocki 

At the annual meeting, the Conservancy presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Bruce Jones. He has been involved continuously and without tire in countless educational and land conservation projects over several decades. We applaud Dr. Jones for his efforts and accomplishments as co-founder and first President of GINLC. Along with Conservancy co-founder Bill Heinrich, he envisioned the potential of converting the Nike Site to a Grosse Ile Nature Area and worked tirelessly to make it a reality. We have all benefited from Bruce’s commitment, his motivation, and his unceasing and interminable dedication to the mission of the Conservancy. Thank you, Bruce, for all you’ve done, continue to do, and for inspiring us on this journey.