Mary Petterson

Within a few months of moving to Leelanau in 2010, I was introduced to the Conservancy and realized I would very much like to volunteer for this dynamic organization.  While […]

Janet Ward

I am a retired Registered Nurse and Michigan native who was first introduced to the beauty of northwest Michigan as a young Girl Scout attending summer camp at Long Lake […]

Ed Ketterer

It’s a privilege and a delight to be a docent for the Conservancy. I grew up in Ohio, along the shore of Lake Erie, and have always had a strong […]

Peter Wolcott

I am a retired American Foreign Service Officer who has lived in Australia since 1979 where I worked as an economist for the Victorian State Government. A third generation Leelanau […]

Alice VanZoeren

I’ve worked as a naturalist for more than 30 years. I enjoy sharing my interest in nature with people of all ages. I have a degree in Natural History Education […]

Lou Ricord

It’s a treat escorting Leelanau Conservancy members and guests on their visits to our properties. We discover something new on each hike. Isn’t the Leelanau Conservancy doing a fantastic job […]

Bobbie Poor

From the grandmother who kept “pet” snakes in her woodpile, the stepfather who patiently helped classify a 100-insect collection, the botany teacher who sizzled fungi over a high school Bunsen […]

Ann McInnis

I am a retired Cranbrook Schools science teacher and I was a part-time Interpretive Naturalist with Oakland County Parks. I love to share my life-long, keen enthusiasm for all things science/nature […]

David Amos

I loved the idea of being a docent the moment I knew they existed.  Jackie and I both wanted to work with the Conservancy after I retired from Ford the […]