The Pine Island Preservation Society (PIPS) was established in early 2012 and its purpose is to promote conservation, awareness, historic preservation, and appreciation of the Pine Island Conservation Area, including the Sams House Nature Center, and to provide assistance to the Environmentally Endangered Lands (EEL) Program.
PIPS is a private non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Contributions are deductible under section 170 of the IRS code. All fundraising activities, to include the Gift Shop located in the cabin and Pioneer Day, directly benefit the educational programs put on by the EEL Nature Center staff for area school children and the Wish List of Needs established for PIPS by the staff.
Board members are elected during the January Annual Meeting. Current board members are Judy Casper (Treasurer), Rick English, Kevin Gidusko, Darleen Hunt (Newsletter editor), Elaine Leclerc (Secretary), Tom McFarland (President), Sandee Natowich (Webmaster), Al Sams, John Schantzen (Vice President), Diane Stees, Jerry Stubbs, Noreen Watza, and Shaye Williams (Membership Chair). Board members serve a two-year term, with half rotating off every other year.
You are encouraged to join this worthwhile organization. Please fill out the PIPS Membership Application.
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