Natural Resources Preservation Fund

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Mackinac Island cottager Kitty Hannabass, through a contribution to the Community Foundation, created a special fund in memory of her husband, Hayden, which will provide a never-ending source of funding for projects to preserve Mackinac Island's natural resources.

Hayden Hannabass

"Although I was fortunate enough to spend my growing-up summers coming to Mackinac, I did not really appreciate the natural beauty of the Island until I discovered it through the eyes of my husband, "said Kitty. "I wanted to honor his memory and the things close to his heart and to the hearts of those who love Mackinac." – Kitty Hannabass

 

Invasive Species

Among other projects, efforts to help prevent the spread of invasive species on the island are supported by this fund.

Here you will find a list of some of the more aggressive, invasive plant species found on Mackinac Island. It is by no means complete, but represents the most tenacious and pervasive trees, shrubs and plants which can easily take over and crowd out our native species.

Great Blue Heron
Mackinac Island Woods
Making a Difference!
  • Norway Maple Removal Program - ongoing
Norway Maple

 

Removal of the Norway Maple protects Mackinac's forest from this invasive species.

Making a Difference!
  • Norway Maple Removal Program - 2006

Removal of the Norway Maple protects Mackinac's forest from this invasive species.