SMLC Board President Jonathan Trevarthan, Oakland County Parks Planning Supervisor Melissa Prowse, and Chris Bunch, Executive Director of Six Rivers Land Conservancy provided dedication comments. Jill Lewis, Executive Director of SMLC, and Erik Elgin, SMLC Stewardship and Outreach Specialist, also provided comments. Jack Smiley, founder of SMLC, was also among several other notable celebrities in attendance.
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Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy, a 501(c)3 nonprofit and qualified conservation organization established 25 years ago, has protected approximately 3,400 acres across southeast Michigan through the conservation of natural lands and open space to provide wildlife habitat and to enrich the lives of people. SMLC has a history of conserving land in partnership with Federal, State, and local governments and other conservation organizations. www.smlcland.org
Six Rivers Land Conservancy works to preserve natural, agricultural and important community lands in the region. It works in the watersheds of the Belle, Clinton, Flint, Huron, Rouge and Shiawassee rivers in Oakland, Macomb, Lapeer, Genesee and St. Clair counties. We work with private landowners and public agencies to ensure land remains in its natural or agricultural state and to acquire property for public recreational and educational uses. www.sixriversrlc.org