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We are grateful to all of those who have supported our programs in this vital way. GLC appreciates all types of talent and is “willing to train.” Contact us for more information on how you can help.

If you have skills and wish to volunteer during 2017, contact Director@GratiotLakeConservancy.org.

Thank you to all of our volunteers!
Your actions sustain GLC!


Some 2017 Volunteer Projects

Removal of invasive plants (especially European marsh thistle) on the GLC preserve.

KISMA weed crew will join volunteers in this effort.
Bring gloves, clippers, and a small digging tool if you have them (we will have supplies on hand).
Bring a bag lunch. Snacks provided. Weather permitting, pontoon boat ride.


Beach Cleanup

Shoreline Clean-up at Gratiot Lake 2017
Saturday, September 16
9:30 am

Meet at the public access to Gratiot Lake or
contact Director@GratiotLakeConservancy.org

Each year, volunteers put in hundreds of hours maintaining trails; opening and closing the field station; putting the dock in and taking it out; painting and maintaining the building; cleaning shoreline; taking photos; preparing mailings, maintaining a database; creating signage, baking goodies; planning programs; writing grants; monitoring water; balancing the budget; tidying the cabin; opening their homes for programs; assisting at programs; maintaining the website; watching the lake; assembling notecards; editing, folding, and stuffing newsletters; and generally pitching in.

Winona Asher Working On Trail

And a special “thank you” goes to…


ALL who donate their time and expertise to GLC.

GLC board officers Louis Lizzadro, Joseph Lizzadro, and Gina Nicholas for helping to keep GLC on track.

Vicky Doyle for taking care of GLC’s Facebook page. If you “do” Facebook take a look and “like” GLC.

GLC webmaster Jim Hay.

Dorothy Jamison for recording lake water transparency data for a decade. You can see the data chart here.

Jim Tercha for pro bono assistance.

Eric Olson for lending his expertise to assessment of moisture issues at the Noblet Field Station.

Nick Wilson for assisting with Field Station maintenance and trail work.

Winona Asher for assisting in invasives removal and trail work.

Pat and Jean Ryan for expert repairs on two GLC canoes, including crafting a new wood gunnel for one.

Eagle Harbor Township for use of the township Community Building for GLC programs

Everyone who provided refreshments and helped with GLC’s Members Meeting.

Newsletter proofreaders Jim Hay and Ben Hay.

Janet Marr for leading the June Botany walk.

David Flaspholer for volunteering his time to prepare and present the “Birds of Gratiot Lake” (see his presentation here).

Will Lytle for taking on the leadership of the GLC canoe trip.

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Contact GLC Program Director: director@gratiotlakeconservancy.org
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