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Announcing the 2021 Annual Photo Contest Winners!

2021 Annual Photo Contest Winners Announced

October 14, 2021

We are excited to announce the winners in this year’s Annual Photo Contest. This year’s photo contest saw more than 200 entries from over three dozen photographers. After much deliberation, the photo contest judges selected the winners based on their photographic and ecological qualities. The winning photographers will be honored with a framed print of their winning photo, and their ph

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Volunteers Make 'Swift' Work

Volunteers Make Swift Work

October 7, 2021

Volunteers Jim Rossman and Paul Rice are highly valued by MNA staff for their willingness to tackle projects requiring a higher-than-normal set of building, carpentry, and construction skills. So when we decided to erect a chimney swift tower on the grounds of our office building in partnership with Michigan Audubon, they responded with an enthusiastic "yes"! The tower - and other

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MNA Announces 11th Annual Photo Contest

11th Annual Photo Contest

May 21, 2021

MNA is proud to announce that we will be accepting entries for our 11th Annual Photo Contest beginning on Tuesday, June 15th, in honor of National Nature Photography Day. Since 2011, professional and hobbyist photographers have been invited to submit their best images of nature from all around the state of Michigan. Over the years, we have seen several hundred entries received from dozens of p

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MNA to Close Twin Waterfalls Memorial Plant Preserve in 2021

Twin Waterfalls Closure

April 30, 2021

Beginning on May 5, 2021, the Michigan Nature Association will be temporarily closing the Twin Waterfalls Memorial Plant Preserve (also known as Memorial, Tannery, and Rudy M. Olson Falls)to all visitors. MNA is taking this action to make the following improvements to the preserve: Reroute the walking trail system Address erosion sites Install new trailhead infrastructure and alter acces

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MNA Announces Virtual Events in 2021

MNA Announces Virtual Events in 2021

December 16, 2020

We missed seeing our members, donors and volunteers after canceling our series of in-person events in early 2020. For 2021, we will be working to bring new content to our members and supporters in a digital format. Our "Michigan Nature at Home" Virtual Speaker Serieswill bringstories of Michigan's natural history, photography, and science to our viewers. On January 14, we will

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New Property Acquisitions in 2020 Protect Land for Future Generations

New Property Acquisitions in 2020 Protect Land for Future Generations

October 30, 2020

Each year with the support of our members and donors, MNA builds on our network of more than 180 Nature Sanctuaries and this year, despite its challenges, has been no different. Several major land acquisition projects stand out which include both new and existing sanctuary addition projects. Early in 2020, with funding from a North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant and in partner

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