Little Traverse Conservancy

Special gifts

Honorarium or Memorial Donation

Remember or honor someone you care about while protecting land in northern Michigan. If you would like to remember a particular person or occasion, what better way to honor those who appreciate the North than by helping to protect the natural diversity that makes the area so unique.

A donation to the Little Traverse Conservancy will help establish a nature preserve or provide children with outdoor education opportunities.

We are pleased to accept donations in honor of birthdays, graduations, marriages, anniversaries, and holidays as well as offerings in memory of loved ones. The honoree or their family will be notified of your gift, and we will also send you an acknowledgment of the donation for your tax records.

Want to donate via check? Please mail your gift to Little Traverse Conservancy at 3264 Powell Road, Harbor Springs, MI 49740Please write Membership in the subject line so that we can be sure your gift gets to the right place, OR please include a note of who you would like to honor or remember and who we should notify of your gift.

Application for Memorial Bench

  • You know the respite that a bench can provide to the weary traveler. You know the welcomed joy and awe of sitting to watch a beautiful sunset. Memorializing someone with a bench is a gift to countless explorers that will last through the years. Thank you for considering this gift. Below are details of how you can make it possible.

    Memorial benches cost $5,000 and include the bench, an affixed plaque and LTC's commitment to install, maintain, and repair the bench for the first year. The bench can remain there for the bench's lifespan, but LTC is not obligated to maintain its upkeep or replace if somehow it is vandalized after a year's time. Through this application, LTC must approve the plaque text, and location on specific property for the bench prior to ordering.

    The bench style will be LTC’s standard bench called the Champion Memorial Bench. The bench is 6 feet long, made of recycled plastic from milk jugs and will be cemented into the ground.