***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***
December 9, 2010
Contact: Tina Schrader
GRASS RIVER HISTORY BOOK MAKES PERFECT GIFT FOR A WORTHY CAUSE
The truth is that the quality of human life in Michigan depends on nature on such treasures as the Grass River Natural Area. The natural beauty of our state is much more than a source of pleasure and recreation. It shapes our values, molds our attitudes, and feeds our spirit
-Governor William G. Milliken
This glowing endorsement appears on the back cover of Uncommon Conservation: The Story of Saving Grass River, the just published history of the origins of Grass River Natural Area, Antrim County.
Written by Heather Shumaker, the soft cover book is laced with anecdotes of the key personalities and organizations that preserved one of Michigans oldest and largest nature preserves. Its the 40-year story of a unique collaborative project by volunteers that is now known nationally as the Grass River Model of exemplary conservation by the National Park Service.
If you value the quality of the Grand Traverse Bay water you play in, thank Grass River. The 1,400 acre wetland is one of the prime Chain of Lakes water filters, cleansing the millions of gallons of water that ultimately wind up in Grand Traverse Bay at Elk Rapids.
Just in time for holiday giving, the 88-page soft cover booklet contains an 8-page color insert and retails for $12.00.
The best part: EVERY penny goes to environmental education programming at Grass River Natural Area.
Order yours today by calling the Grass River office at 231-533-8314. It is also available at Horizon Books, downtown Traverse City.
Author Heather Shumaker and long time Grass River activist Warren Studley will be at Horizon Books on Tuesday, December 21, for a public book signing and meet n greet gathering. Time: 4 to 6 p.m.
Tina Schrader, Office Manager
Grass River Natural Area
PO Box 231; Bellaire MI 49615
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