Oak Wilt Part III: The Finale (For Now)

Oak Wilt Part III: The Finale (For Now)

Two weeks ago timber contractors from Tri County Logging (TLC), a division of HMI Hardwoods LLC, removed 30 red and black oak trees from Legacy’s Reichert Nature Preserve as part of our ongoing effort to control oak wilt on the property. TLC agreed to take on the smaller-than-usual job to help Legacy stop the spread […]

Oh These Irish Hills! gives back

Oh These Irish Hills! gives back

ANN ARBOR, MI—Oh These Irish Hills! donated $1,540 to help protect—forever—the Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan Council’s (GSHOM) Camp O’ the Hills at Wamplers Lake. “When our committee learned of the Conservancy project for Camp O’ the Hills, we all agreed it would be the perfect cause for our annual Run for the Hills 5K,” […]

In memoriam

In memoriam

With great sadness we mourn the passing of John Phillip Surratt, longtime Conservancy friend and Trustee.  Phil was a champion for conservation and a mentor to many.  After earning undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Michigan, Phil became president of American Title Company of Washtenaw, serving in that capacity from 1969 until his […]

Restoration at work

Restoration at work

Legacy’s stewardship team and volunteer Sara Lupkas spent October 26 tossing handfuls of fluffy white and tiny brown seeds at the Lloyd and Mabel Johnson Preserve’s prairie restoration site, 15-acres of former farmland. Native grasses and wildflowers—from seeds collected at a Legacy conservation easement, at the Reichert Nature Preserve, and at the planted prairie communities […]