The First Save the Trees

Save the Trees was created in 1990 by a group of young adults concerned about rapid development and its potential negative impact on the natural beauty of the area. Since then Save the Trees has become the premier land protection fundraiser Up North and has raised nearly $900,000.

The First Benefit Committee

Sisters Shannon Smith  and Shelagh Luplow brought together a group of friends and neighbors to establish a fun event to support the land protection efforts of the Conservancy. The group consisted of year-round residents and summer and winter resorters from areas surrounding the Little Traverse Bay (Harbor Springs, Petoskey, and the resort communities of L’Arbre Croche, Menonaqua, Wequetonsing, Harbor Point, Roaring Brook, and Walloon Lake).

Founding members:

Clark Standish and Shelagh Luplow, Co-Chairs
Shannon Smith
Stephen Dooley
Greg and Lauren Fisher
Michael and Beth Fisher
Yvonne Fisher
Rich and Sheila (Howenstein) Fruehauf
Lynn Gillow
Guy and Gale (Ghesquire) Gordon
Perry E. Irish
Jane Petzold
Molly Reams
Steve and Julie (Stenger) Ryckman
Jeff and Krissy (Gargaro) Sloan
Kim and Dave Smith
Michael and Nancy Smith
Tom and Debbie Stenger

Thursday, July 25
6-8:30pm

Walstrom Marine Showroom
Harbor Springs

Tickets

Come and enjoy…

Silent Auction
Treasure Tree
Flowers by A.R. Pontius
Landscaping by Drost Landscape
Music by the River Bend Jazz Trio
Small Bites by Carol Costello
Desserts by Colin’s Corner Cafe
Bubbles by L. Mawby
Local Beer from Beards Brewery

This year’s raffle items:

Custom Stand Up
Paddle Board

by Little Bay Boards

(Michigan law forbids online raffle ticket sales. 
Please call 231.347.0991 to purchase raffle tickets!)

Pappy Van Winkle’s
Family Reserve
20 year

by Gurney’s Bottle Shop

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Please call 231.347.0991 to purchase raffle tickets!)

Corporate Sponsors

Petoskey PlasticsDave KringNorthern Trust

Evening Star Joinery