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Sally Van Vleck, director of the NREC | Jane Boursaw Photo
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The Neahtawanta Research & Education Center (NREC) is turning 30! To celebrate, NREC director Sally Van Vleck and the center’s board of directors are hosting a 30th birthday party at the Neahtawanta Community Supported Inn on Friday, June 16, 2017, 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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NREC 30th Anniversary | Jane Boursaw photo

A concert on the lawn will feature longtime musicians and activists Sally Rogers and Claudia Schmidt. Hors d’oevres will be served, and you’re welcome to bring a beverage of your choice and a lawn chair. The event will take place rain or shine, and carpoolers are much appreciated.

Order tickets by clicking here. There is a sliding ticket scale (minimum of $10) to support NREC’s work. The Neahtawanta Inn is located at 1308 Neahtawanta Road on the Old Mission Peninsula, and everyone is welcome to attend this fun event and celebrate the work that NREC has done during the past 30 years.

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NREC 30th Anniversary | Jane Boursaw photo

Started in 1987, the NREC works toward environmental sustainability and community resilience, upholding nonviolence and respect for all life. Right-sized, nimble, and responsive, the center serves as a focus and facilitator of progressive Earth-centered education and activism, primarily in the Grand Traverse Region. With long experience, the Center is able to organize quickly and collaboratively around matters of concern. It also carries on long-term projects, such as its program Investigating Community Resilience.

NREC hosts a variety of annual events, including the Summer and Winter Solstice Gatherings, held at the Neahtawanta Community Supported Inn, the Center’s home, as well as the August Hiroshima Candle Float on the Boardman River to help strengthen the community and build support for the Center’s vital aims.

Learn more about the NREC at their website. Below is a map to the Neahtawanta Community Supported Inn, where the 30th Anniversary celebration will take place.

 

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