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Consumers donates for conservation stewardship


To the Editor:

The Consumers Energy Foundation has made a $5,000 grant to the Six Rivers Regional Land Conservancy to support land stewardship on protected lands in Lapeer, Oakland, Macomb, Genesee, and counties.

Land stewardship includes on-the-land activities, such as species monitoring and ecosystem management. Six Rivers Regional Land Conservancy's Land Stewardship Program, which provides science-based professional stewardship for local natural areas, is an essential part of the Conservancy's effort to conserve and connect a network of open spaces and natural areas in the metropolitan Detroit area.

Since its beginning in 1885, Consumers Energy has focused on protecting and enhancing Michigan's unique natural heritage. The Consumers Energy Foundation continues to emphasize preservation, education and stewardship of our state's land, water and air.

Educational programs are an important part of the Land Stewardship Program, including coordination of the Headwaters Cluster of The Stewardship Network, which offers educational programs and field experiences to help citizens and private landowners learn to care for the natural areas they love. Conservancy educational programs also include a wide array of programs for young people and children to prepare them to become the next generation of stewards of our land and water.

Edith Assaff, Development and Outreach Director, Six Rivers Regional Land Conservancy
January 14, 2009

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