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Fund to Protect Little Traverse Bay

On Oct. 29, 2010 CMS Land Company President David Mengebier announced that the Company is making an initial commitment of $250,000 to establish the Little Traverse Bay Watershed Protection and Restoration Fund. The fund will be established at the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation.

CMS Donation Helps Establish Fish Hatchery

In late 2010 CMS made a similar donation to the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians to enable construction of a tribal fish hatchery.  The $1.3 million hatchery is intended to aid in fisheries research and to augment the native fish populations in Little Traverse Bay. The project is expected to enhance the tribe’s fishery research and management capacity while providing opportunities for local partnering, education and development of future fishery scientists.  The hatchery will be constructed in McKinley Township, just north of Van Road in Emmet County.

"We are pleased to provide this assistance to support the establishment of the hatchery, a project that will provide positive scientific, economic and recreational benefits to Odawa tribal members and the local community," said CMS Land Company President David Mengebier.  "CMS's gifts to the hatchery and the Little Traverse Bay Protection and Restoration Fund will allow our company to continue its support and protection of natural resources and the environment in the Petoskey area long after the Bay Harbor clean up is complete."

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CMS Land Company President David Mengebier (left) presents a $250,000 check facsimile to Petoskey- Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation Executive Director David "DJ" Jones at a ceremony held Oct. 28, 2010 at the Little Traverse Regional Historical Museum.  The donation was used to establish the Little Traverse Bay Protection and Restoration Fund.