GINLC Resource Center
Grosse Ile Nature and Land Conservancy is pleased to announce the purchase of 8801 Macomb (the former Salon Sigrid building).
With its central location in the Grosse Ile business district and bordering Open Space, the property is ideal for supporting the mission of the Conservancy “To promote for the public benefit the preservation, stewardship and understanding of the natural resources in the Township of Grosse Ile and surrounding area.”
The building will be renovated to accommodate the Conservancy’s need for office, meeting, and educational space as well as areas for document and equipment storage and equipment repair.
A display area at the entrance to the facility will highlight the Conservancy’s commitment to protecting the environment and provide information on what can be done to ensure future generations live in a healthy natural environment.
The building’s location allows the Conservancy to be involved in all the activities and events that take place along Macomb Street.
Planned landscaping in front of the building will provide an area to sit in the shade, surrounded by nature, and learn about native vegetation while enjoying a walk down Macomb.
Volunteer removing unnecessary shelving
The interior, July 2022
The property will accommodate inside and outside educational programs and exemplify best practices for environmental stewardship. It is our intent to demonstrate various techniques that our fellow residents can use on their property to live comfortably and sustainably, while enhancing the natural environment to benefit themselves, and future generations. .
The Conservancy is working with the DDA to become an integral part of the Macomb business district, participating in the DDA’s efforts to make Macomb even more welcoming and interesting.
Follow our progress as we create an environmental resource center that will serve the community’s residents and visitors. Watch for volunteer opportunities as we transform this building into a show case resource center.
Volunteers cleaning out the shed.