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 Nature Conservancy News Release

Michigan Chapter: 101 East Grand River Lansing, MI 48906-4348 | Website: nature.org/michigan Email: michigan@tnc.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- Aug. 25, 2003 

Contact: Melissa Soule, Communications Director(517) 316-2268 or msoule@tnc.org

Nature Conservancy Takes Show On The Road

Local Meetings Being Held To Tell Bigger Story

LANSING, Mich. The Nature Conservancy will be hosting a series membership meetings around the state next month to tell members and interested local residents about the future of conservation in Michigan.

All meetings will begin at 7 p.m. on the following dates and locations:

Thursday, Sept. 4

7 p.m.

Ann Arbor

Matthei Botanical Gardens

Tuesday, Sept. 9

7 p.m.

Marquette

U.P. Office

Thursday, Sept. 25

7 p.m.

Grand Rapids

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts

Last night's meeting in Traverse City included local members and partners. final meeting in Kalamazoo has yet to be determined but will be announced at a later date, most likely in late October. All meetings are free and open to the general public.

The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive. The Nature Conservancy counts at least 1 million members worldwide, including more than 32,000 in Michigan. The Conservancy and its members have protected more than 80 million acres on Earth, including more than 73,000 acres in Michigan. The Nature Conservancy embraces a non-confrontational, market-based approach for accomplishing its science-driven mission.

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Melissa Soule, APR, Communications Director
The Nature Conservancy-Michigan Chapter
101 E. Grand River, Lansing, MI 48906-4348
(517) 316-0300 * Direct to Melissa: (517) 316-2268
http://nature.org/michigan * Email: msoule@tnc.org
 
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