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10/2/2017 Member News
CNC Installs Photography Exhibit Portraying the Seasons


Jamie Hockstra
Director of Marketing and Communications
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CNC Installs Photography Exhibit Portraying the Seasons

Chippewa Nature Center (CNC) will unveil a new photography exhibit at a special event entitled CNC through the Seasons on Thurs, Oct 12 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is free and is geared for attendees ages 18+.

This commissioned, four-season photographic exhibit by photojournalist Kent Miller is a testament to the extraordinary impact Howard L. Garrett (1926-2016) had on helping us see the beauty of nature. Over the course of a year, Miller spent hours capturing the beauty of the land, animals, plants and people of CNC. His breathtaking images will capture your interest and imagination. The exhibit was sponsored through a grant provided by Neil and Annmarie Hawkins in honor of Howard as a testament to the extraordinary impact one man had on nature and on helping us all see the beauty and power of nature in our lives.

Garrett’s influence on countless community organizations and people was extraordinary. He was one of the members of the Midland Nature Club who turned the dream of a nature center into a reality. His unwavering commitment to nature-based education continued as he served on the founding Board of Directors, including as President from 1970-77. His legacy may be most visible through the Howard L. Garrett Arboretum of Michigan Trees & Shrubs. He achieved his goals of celebrating his 90th birthday and witnessing CNC’s 50th anniversary and the National Park System’s 100th anniversary, all in 2016. Howard’s life will continue to inspire the organizations he influenced, especially Chippewa Nature Center.

CNC will display images from Miller’s year of photography for public viewing through the end of 2017.

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