Vol. 13 No. 1
"Vision without action is only a dream. Action without vision only passes time. Vision with action can change the world." - Joel Baker
In this issue...
Reflections from the President
from the President
As I start my first year as the President of the Grosse Ile Nature and Land Conservancy I would be remiss in not recognizing the contributions of both Bruce Jones and Kurt Kobiljak, who up until now, have been the only two Presidents the Conservancy has had since its inception in 1993. They have guided this organization with unlimited energy, dedication and a great deal of imagination. They have both contributed greatly to the quality of life we currently enjoy on Grosse Ile through the many projects they have implemented with the assistance of many Conservancy volunteers and the many individual Conservancy members and Corporate sponsors who have provided the finan-cial support. We are also very grateful that both Bruce and Kurt are still active with the Conservancy. Thanks to both of you for all you have done!
In January, the Board met to develop our priorities for 2005. Here is a brief summary of our major goals for this year:
Two additional projects are the installation of an osprey-nesting platform at Quarry Pond and developing a database summarizing the flora, fauna and minerals observed by visitors to the Nature Area. Three potential boy scout projects include a new kiosk which will help to inform and educate visitors to the Nature Area, a new trail on the east side of the Nature Area and additional duck nesting boxes around the Nature Area and lower Detroit River ecosystem.
As you can
see we have established a very ambitious set of goals. We can use your
help, both as volunteers on projects and financially, to success-fully
complete all of these goals during 2005. If you would like to help, have
questions, or suggestions for future projects you can contact us through
our website, or through any one of the Board members listed on the cover
page of this newsletter. On behalf of the Board I would like to thank
all of you for your continuing support of the Conservancy!