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10/18/2017 Member News
CNC Receives Herbert H & Grace A Dow Foundation Grant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 18, 2017

CONTACT:
Jamie Hockstra
Director of Marketing and Communications
989.631.030 | 989.631.7070 f
jhockstra@chippewanaturecenter.org


CNC Receives Herbert H & Grace A Dow Foundation Grant

Chippewa Nature Center (CNC) has been awarded a grant from The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation to support operations over three years from 2018 to 2020. Macauley Whiting, Jr., President of The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation shared, “Chippewa Nature Center is an incredible resource for environmental education and recreation for residents of the Great Lakes Bay Region and beyond. We are proud to support this non-profit organization to improve the quality of life for us all.”

These funds will help support environmental education programs for the thousands of people who visit CNC annually from throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region and around the state of Michigan. CNC offers a diversity of programs including school and scout programs, courses, field trips, workshops, public programs, guest speakers, annual events, Nature Day Camp and Nature Preschool. CNC also offers 19 miles of trails, a Visitor Center with interactive exhibits, and 1,200 acres for visitors to explore and learn about the natural world, free of charge. The mission of CNC is to connect all people with nature through educational, recreational and cultural experiences.

Throughout the years, the trustees of The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation have provided significant and ongoing support of CNC, from operational and major project grants to most recently, the gift of a two-story observation tower previously located at Whiting Forest. It was dismantled in preparation for the Whiting Forest Canopy Walk and Connectivity Project, and installed at CNC’s Wetlands Area property located on Badour Road between Pine River and Ashby roads in Midland this summer.

For more information, visit www.chippewanaturecenter.org or contact CNC at info@chippewanaturecenter.org or 989.631.0830.

Chippewa Nature Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to connect all people to nature through educational, recreational and cultural experiences. Enjoy free admission to 19+ miles of trails from dawn-to-dark, 365 days a year. The Visitor Center, located at 400 S Badour Rd, is open 8 am-5 pm Monday-Saturday and 12-5 pm Sunday and select holidays. Learn more at www.chippewanaturecenter.org.