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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Reflections from the President
by Liz Hugel

GINLC President Hugel with Congressman Dingell
photo by Karen Skrocki

We're a little behind in our newsletter mailing, almost as behind as the arrival of spring. While the calendar heralds spring in March, some years we experience a few spring-like days beforehand. Those days were elusive this year; we had so much winter that by April many of us had become overanxious. The gusty winds and rains that felt colder than snow didn't help. So, when April's "Second Sunday" event at the Refuge & Nature Area arrived, we were desperate for nice weather. Luckily we were blessed with a perfect day and the few cold days following it were more bearable.

Since our last newsletter, we have been incredibly busy. Our project and event planning are cruising forward, with five new board members actively involved. So, take a few minutes to bring yourself up to date with Conservancy news you might have missed from the last six months.