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Site Visit & Boardman/Ottaway River Tour with the Green & Blue Network


Event Details

When

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5 pm - 4 pm EDT

Location

Traverse City, MI

Cost

CMF Members: $25
Nonmembers: $50


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About the Event

Join your CMF peers for a special in-person immersive experience focused on collaboration to enhance environmental and economic outcomes in Northern Michigan with the Green and Blue Network! Together we will visit the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy’s new headquarters and educational center and learn about their innovative strategy to conserve land and protect local watersheds. Then we will take in the beautiful fall colors and float (or walk) down the Boardman River, learning about the projects along the way.

This fun and engaging experience will highlight the partnerships between philanthropy, government and tribal communities that have brought expansive environmental projects from ideation to reality.

Partners/Spouses are invited to attend this event, but registration is required.
You can register your spouse/guest after you enter your own registration information and select the "SAVE AND ADD ANOTHER" button on the bottom of your registration page. You then enter their email address and contact information. If you have any questions, please contact Denise Temple for assistance.


COVID-19 Protocols

  • A COVID-19 test with negative results is required within 72 hours of the program.
  • A signed waiver will be required for each registered attendee prior to the event.
  • All attendees will be invited to wear one of three color-coded bracelets to indicate to other attendees their personal comfort with in-person interaction: red (greet from six feet), yellow (elbows only), green (high-fives permitted).

Before you register, please read the Full COVID-19 Protocols 


Agenda

  • Thursday evening: Cocktail reception, dinner, networking and a short program.
  • Friday morning: Following breakfast, participants will visit the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy’s new headquarters and educational center located just outside of Traverse City and learn about their innovative strategy to conserve land and protect local watersheds.
  • Friday afternoon: Following lunch at the Grand Traverse Conservation District’s outdoor pavilion on the shore above the Boardman/Ottaway River, participants will take advantage of one of the following options:
    • Walking Tour along the Boardman/Ottaway Riverwalk and the Great Lakes Fisheries Commission Fishpass project.
    • A special Floating Tour on the Boardman/Ottaway River, where you will see the work up-close to remove four dams and restore the natural habitat.

Hotel Blocks

We have secured 3 hotel blocks at the hotels listed below. You can extend your stay at any of the 3 hotels but pricing will be at regular weekend rates for that time of year and is based on availability. Note that Thursday night activities will take place at the Hotel Indigo Traverse City.

Hotel Indigo, 263 West Grandview Parkway, Traverse City, MI 49684
Standard King or Queen for $169 plus 6% state tax and 5% local assessment
Reservations must be made by September 22nd. You can call 231-932-0500 ext. 0 and ask for the Council of Michigan Foundations block OR you can complete this form and email or fax it back to the hotel. Full instructions are located in the document. Cancellations can be made up to 72 hours before October 6 for a full refund. Valet parking is available in their underground garage at $15.00 per vehicle per night with unlimited in-and-out access.

Cambria Hotel & Suites, 255 Munson Avenue, Traverse City, MI 49686
Single King Suite for $179 plus 6% state tax and 5% local assessment
Reservations must be made by September 20 by calling 231.778.9000 and asking for the Council of Michigan Foundations block or can be booked online at https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/JC03H4

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, 420 Munson Ave, Traverse City, MI, 49686
Double Queen for $129 plus 6% Sales tax and 5% city tax
Reservations must be made by September 22 at https://www.radissonhotelsamericas.com/en-us/hotels/country-inn-traverse-city-mi  To receive this rate, pick the dates of October 6 and 7 and under the Special Rates drop down menu then select Promotional Code and enter COMF22 


Sponsors

The event sponsors make it possible for us to offer the event at a reduced rate for attendees. Thank you to the following organizations for their generous sponsorship of this event!

Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation
Rotary Charities of Traverse City
Oleson Foundation
Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation
Neithercut Philanthropy Advisors
Great Lakes Fishery Commission
Cherry Republic


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