In case you were wondering if the 2014 annual meeting is worthy of your October 3-5 weekend, heed Traverse City Record-Eagle reporter Marta Hepler Drahos. She wrote in a September 19 story, that "The speakers list reads like a 'Who’s Who in Michigan Conservation' directory."
You can't do much better than that! Well done, Annual Meeting co-chairs Ruth Caputo and Mary Lee Orr.
So if you haven't already, register now, because Thursday (9/25) is the deadline!
Tim Glover of Zion, IL, was the lucky winner of a new rain barrel, when he attended the "Stormwater from the Ground Up" presentation on Saturday, September 21, 2014. The program at the Zion-Benton Public Library was sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Lake County.
Thanks to a generous donation from a League member, we have been able to add seven to the number of rain barrels out there. In regard to providing the raffle prizes, the member said, "How powerful is it to actually offer a rain barrel to an audience that you have been suggesting use them?"
The 7th and final drawing will take place on Monday, September 29, 7 pm, at the LWV Wilmette-sponsored program at the Wilmette Community Recreation Center.
Thanks for coming and congratulations, Tim!
LWVLMR President Henrietta Saunders and member Suzanne Dixon of LWV Holland, MI took some time out from the Great Lakes Restoration Conference in Grand Rapids for a fun display of their love of Lake Michigan.
The Conference was organized by the Healing Our Waters - Great Lakes Coalition. This year was a special celebration of a decade of the coalition's Great Lakes advocacy and of founder Peter Wege.