Michigan Wildlife Council Unveils Photo Mosaic Exhibit

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Michigan Wildlife Council Unveils Photo Mosaic Exhibit

  • The Michigan Wildlife Council is entrusted with educating the public about the importance of wildlife conservation and its role in preserving Michigan’s great outdoor heritage for future generations.
  • Over 10,000 Michiganders submitted photos of wildlife to be included in this photo exhibit.
  • The exhibit toured across the state of Michigan before being installed in Lansing. 

LANSING — State Rep. Leslie Love (D-Detroit), co-chair of the Legislature’s Sportsmen’s Caucus, spoke at the unveiling of the new Michigan Wildlife Photo Mosaics exhibit today. The one-of-a-kind series of photo mosaics was commissioned by the Michigan Wildlife Council and crafted with the work of over 10,000 people throughout 2019 to celebrate Michigan’s greatest wildlife conservation success stories with visits in Detroit, Grand Rapids, East Lansing, Flint and Escanaba.

“I am proud of the inspiring mosaics presented by the Michigan Wildlife Council,” Love said. “This historic exhibit of wildlife was an extraordinary opportunity for people across the state to learn about these species and collaborate in a creative way that celebrates our conservation efforts in Michigan. Our wildlife is part of what defines us as Michiganders. I applaud the council for a tremendous job engaging people in Southeast Michigan and West Michigan in such a powerful and creative way. This exhibit showcases six species that have been saved from extinction in Michigan-- an elk, a lake sturgeon, a Kirtland’s warbler, an osprey, a peregrine falcon and a wild turkey. It’s truly impressive.” 

The Michigan Wildlife Council is a bipartisan-approved panel funded through $1 from every hunting and fishing license. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Legislature declared July 2019 as “Michigan Wildlife Conservation Month” to promote awareness of the nationally heralded efforts the state is making to ensure Michigan’s wildlife and natural resources are preserved for future generations.

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Contact:

Rep. Leslie Love

LeslieLove@house.mi.gov

(517) 373-0857