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Conservation group, Huron Pines, is launching a one million dollar fundraising campaign to connect the region to the 4.5 million acres it services. Huron Pines Development Director, Heather Huffstutler says, “It’s really just a whole campaign to engage people across the region in the natural heritage of this wonderful state.”

“The more we work with communities, community leaders, community members, to make on the ground conservation happen, the more successful all of those projects are,” said Huffstutler.

Interested individuals can donate through calling Heather Huffstutler or securely through the Huron Pines website to contribute towards their one million dollar goal. Others can get involved through other volunteer conservation efforts. “For the rest of this year and then through 2024, we will be hosting lots of events and lots of opportunities for people to get engaged close to home throughout the region,” says Huffstutler, “So whether they want to spend some time volunteering planting trees or collecting seeds, we are going to have opportunities like that. We have opportunities to explore natural places and understand the world around us better.”

Opportunities to get involved can also be found on the Huron Pines website and social media accounts. “We’re looking at the next 50 years, this year was our 50th anniversary,” says Huffstutler, “So it’s a really exciting time for us to be building this campaign and continuing our momentum to make more of an impact for everyone around us.”