Bird Center of Washtenaw County – Flyaway Dinner & Benefit

Bird Center of Washtenaw County – Flyaway Dinner & Benefit

The Bird Center of Washtenaw County is hosting its annual Flyaway Dinner and Benefit this May to celebrate their cause and to raise money for their season opening. This organization is committed to aiding birds, wildlife, and the environment through public education and rehabilitation. All proceeds from this dinner will directly benefit the Bird Center, as it prepares to […]

Michigan Announces New Wild-Foraged Mushroom Harvesting Certification Program

Michigan Announces New Wild-Foraged Mushroom Harvesting Certification Program

Interested in becoming a certified wild mushroom forager? The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, in partnership with Midwest American Mycology Information (MAMI), the Institute for Sustainable Living, Art & Natural Design (ISLAND), and the Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA), has developed a program to train and certify commercial wild mushroom foragers.  Those who would […]

Hearing Held on Bill that Impacts Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund

Hearing Held on Bill that Impacts Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund

Heart of the Lakes testified before the Senate Natural Resources Committee this week, opposing SB 206, legislation introduced just last week by Sen. Darwin Booher (R-Evart). The bill would have detrimental impacts on the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund , arguably one of Michigan’s great success stories:  one-time revenues from the development of state-owned oil and gas resources to […]

Congratulations to Farmers David and Dave Renner!

Congratulations to Farmers David and Dave Renner!

Legacy would like to extend our congratulations to David and Dave Renner, who have been awarded the 2014 Tree Conservationist Award from the Conservation District.  The father-son farming began planting trees on their property in 1969 and have planted about 100 trees per year since. The Renner’s farm sits on Legacy-protected land and is MEAEP […]