How can you help families and the environment with $18,000? Well, you can get an enclosed trailer and fill it with nets, plastic pans, forceps and magnifying glasses. Binoculars, animal track identification stamps, books and games. Nature focused books, animal and plant ID guides, snowshoes for all ages and winter sleds.
This grant is a first of its kind for HeadWaters Land Conservancy and Kids Outdoors Otsego (KOO) as partners in bringing healthy, nature inspired, year-round outdoor educational activities to northeast Michigan.
Thank you to everyone who donated to the J.A. Woollam Match Grant. We had an original match of $45,000 and met that goal very quickly. Then John Woollam “upped” the match to $60,000 and again we were able to reach that goal for the match.
The J.A. Woollam match grant is very important to HeadWaters Land Conservancy. Thank you John Woollam, Together We Save Land Forever!
We celebrated Earth Day by having a Recycling Fair on Saturday, April 22nd at Jay’s Sporting Goods in Gaylord Michigan. Area youth constructed useful items from re-purposed and/or recycled items. Over 70 fantastic exhibits were displayed.
Salvation Army, Habitat Restore and Crossroads Industries also had displays of examples of items that could be re-purposed and reused to keep out of the landfill.
Hourly workshops were held to craft unique items from wood, wine corks, strips of material, wine bottles and plastic bottles.
We’re excited to announce that HeadWaters Land Conservancy is now an AmazonSmile participant! AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support the conservancy every time you shop at Amazon, at no cost to you. Simply click on the banner below and sign in with your Amazon account information (or create an account if you do not already have one).
With every eligible purchase you make, Amazon will donate 0.5% to HWLC. Your Amazon experience does not change; you will still find the same low prices, huge selection and convenience that you know and love, but with the added bonus of supporting local conservation. As you are filling your cart with holiday gifts this season, know that you are supporting us in our mission to preserve land for everyone’s benefit and helping to sustain our vibrant communities.
Are the cold, snowy days calling you outdoors? Where are you and your family finding winter fun this season? There are many great ways to experience “Up North” Michigan in the winter months, tell us what activities you enjoy most. Just make sure to have the hot cocoa ready when everyone comes back inside!