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“You have GOT to be kidding!” Looking back five years, it’s amazing that Alicia Minter, Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Detroit, and Keith Flournoy, Belle Isle Manager, did not utter those words. It was June of 2008 when Sarah Earley, Founder of the Belle Isle Women’s Committee, and I, then President of the Bloomfield Hills branch of the Woman’s National Farm & Garden Association and a complete stranger, had proposed a cooperative project to plant enough daffodils on Belle Isle to make it a tourist attraction. Once we had reached that goal, and keep in mind we’re talking about 980 acres, to spread the daffodils into the city proper. We had given it the name of “Daffodils for Detroit.”…more
Check out this video from last year’s Koi Transfer – http://vimeo.com/64990281
Join us on Saturday, April 26th for this year’s Koi Transfer. Donations are welcome – see our wishlist on our event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1425066041076807/
Thanks to the Knight Foundation and Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan for supporting the Belle Isle Conservancy with a training and capacity building grant!
Seeking donations for the Koi Transfer on April 26th. See our wishlist...…more
The Belle Isle Conservancy's Spring Clean Up will be on Saturday, April 26th, 2014 from 9 am to 12 pm. To sign-up, visit https://BelleIsleSpringCleanUp.eventbrite.com. …more
places to see
Belle Isle Aquarium
Belle Isle Aquarium is open every Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Free admission and parking.
The Dossin Museum is open every Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. June 15 through September 1. Free admission.
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- 4.10.14Michigan DNR